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The Lake District

Romantic Scenery and Charming Vistas


“The earth was all before me. With a heart
Joyous, nor scared at its own liberty,
I look about; and should the chosen guide
Be nothing better than a wandering cloud,
I cannot miss my way.”

— William Wordsworth, The Prelude

The beauty of England’s Lake District has inspired artists and poets since the beginning of time, and it has been a favorite destination of romantics for centuries. The sweeping, misty hills cradle mirror-like lakes in their valleys, and are seemingly endless. Single lane roads thread through the dramatic scenery, punctuated with waterfalls and stone bridges. The villages are charming and secluded, perfect for a cozy weekend getaway.

The great romantic poets used their pen to describe the beauty of the lakes; we used our camera lens:

Lovely lakes,

Sunset over Crummock Water

rushing rivers,
Sunset near Crummock Water

winding roads,
Winding Roads in the Lake District

standing stones,
Standing Stones, Lake District

misty hills,

Hiking in the Lake District

Hiking in the Lake District

The view from Catbells

charming villages,

The Church at Buttermere

cozy inns,
Ravenstone Manor

The Fish, Buttermere

and wildlife.
Sheep near Crummock Water

Bottom Line

One of the most lovely places on earth. Perfect for a quiet, contemplative and romantic long weekend.

Know Before You Go

The Lake District is one of the most popular destinations in the UK. For the most enjoyable experience, we recommend going in the late fall for great colors and far fewer tourists. If you hike, be sure to buy a good map, and don’t tackle anything outside your skill level. The weather and hills can be treacherous for the unprepared.

This is our entry to the February 2013 Carnival of Europe hosted by Aleah Taboclaon of Solitary Wanderer with the theme “Most Romantic Places in Europe”.

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