Lake District Attractions for Adults and Couples
Adults and couples can choose holidays and short breaks outside of school holidays and there's loads of choice for those looking for quiet relaxing visits to the Lake District as well as those looking for something a bit more adventurous.
Spa Breaks, Spa Days and Beauty Treatments
Some holidays and short breaks just need to focus on relaxation. The Spa at Low Wood Bay combines beautiful Lake District views with the best spa facilities. Overlooking Lake Windermere, the indoor outdoor Thermal Journey will rest weary muscles and rejuvenate tired minds. Add a treatment or two and our therapists will ensure that they are tailor-made to suit your individual requirements. There’s a range of Spa Days all of which include lunch at Blue Smoke on the Bay.
Two Great Afternoon Teas
Two very different Afternoon Teas – which will you choose? The Wild Boar Alternative Afternoon Tea transforms the idea of traditional Afternoon Tea and gives turbo charge – reliably robust. Blue Smoke on the Bay Wood-fired Afternoon Tea, is a taste triumph served on four tiers of mini frying pans, and includes Sticky Lollipop Pig Wings, Hot Smoked Salmon and Loaded Nachos. A departure from delicate finger sandwiches perhaps, but we’ve kept the scones with lashings of cream and jam.
Lakes Distillery is England’s largest whisky distillery and uses pure water from the Lake District National Park, and uses a particularly long fermentation time to deepen and broaden the whisky flavour. Take a tour to see exactly how this award-winning tipple is created. The Lakes Whiskymaker, Dhavall Gandhi, uses different yeasts to create multi-faceted flavours, similar to perfumers who make new scents by creating base, middle and top notes.
Cycling in the Lake District
Whether you are into road cycling, mountain biking, tandem touring or an electric-powered ride, the Lake District is a beautiful destination with stunning views and accessible trails. Bring your own bicycle, or hire one from – Country Lanes Cycle Centre situated beside Windermere train station, or Lake District Bikes with easy access to Grizedale Forest. Choose from mountain bikes, electric bikes, alloy or carbon road bikes, tandems, children’s bikes along with all the necessary equipment including helmets, maps etc.
Castle Rigg Stone Circle
Completely free to visit, Castle Rigg stone circle is an English Heritage owned attraction and is amongst the oldest stone circles in Britain, dating back to the Neolithic period in 3000 BC. Set amidst dramatic landscape with the mountains of Helvellyn and High Street looking on, this is a fascinating Lake District phenomenon.
Lake District Gardens
There’s a rich horticultural heritage in the Lake District and many fine examples of garden design. Here are a just five that we feel are worth mentioning.
Lots More Lake District Attractions
Check out these pages of more Unusual Lake District Attractions, Spring and Summer Attractions for Families, Lake District Houses, Castles and Museums and Lake District Spring and Summer Holiday Activities.
A Comfortable Place to Stay within the Lake District National Park
Lime Lake View Bedroom at Low Wood Bay
There is a great choice of accommodation types and fabulous amenities at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa. Perfect for a romantic short stay or summer holiday. The Wild Boar Inn, Grill & Smokehouse is also hugely popular with couples looking for a retreat in the countryside.