The British travel awards 2008 saw the Lake District voted as Britain’s favourite place to visit. Lake District Hotels are amongst the finest in the UK, offering a broad choice in every hotel category to suit differing travel budgets and individual requirements. The English Lakes are the most popular choice for romantic breaks and weddings. Romantic Lake District Hotels range from castles, country houses, lakeside inns, cutting-edge boutique style hotels, luxury suites, and spa hotels.
Cumbria is the home county to The Lake District National Park, England’s largest. Scafell Pike is England’s highest mountain located in the western valley of Wasdale. The whole National Park area, approximately 880 square miles is mountainous with some of the deepest and longest lakes in England nestling in the valleys. The landscape is stunningly breath-taking and continues to inspire poets, artists, writers and photographers alike.
Some of the Lake District’s most romantic hotels are located around Windermere, the largest lake. An ideal setting for couples to spend some quality time relaxing and enjoying themselves together. Miller Howe Hotel sits high above Windermere and is one of the most romantic hotels in the Lake District. With its’ own private terrace, overlooking gently meandering, landscaped gardens stretching towards the majestic lake, you can sit and admire the stunning view which changes in the evening to spectacular sunsets. Some rooms have French doors with their own private balcony affording these beautiful vistas as well as all public rooms which are lake facing.
If your idea of romance is sitting on your own private jetty, with your feet in the water on the shores of Lake Windermere, The Lakeside Hotel has private boat houses for hire during the day, complete with your own rowing boat, picnic hamper and your favourite chilled drinks in the fridge.
Aphrodites Boutique Hotel is located just away from the bustling town of Bowness-on-Windermere, a romantically themed, luxury Lake District hotel with a difference, with coloured dancing fountains in the gardens and lavishly decorated suites, such as Aphrodite’s Log Cabin suite which has a private patio with your own outdoor hot tub and the Cleopatra suite with its’ sunken aqua massage bath big enough for two!
If you are searching for hotels in the Lake District you will be spoilt for choice and there are many excellent ones but equally there are some that fall short to some degree or other in terms of what they purport to be, just like everywhere else in the world but particularly in any popular tourist area where hotel rooms are at a premium. A less than perfect hotel can mar a break away, however beautiful the area!