In honour of HRH Queen Elizabeth II and her reign as monarch for the past 70 years, the Queen and the entire country are coming together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this year.
As a way to commemorate the event, a four-day long bank holiday weekend will be held from June 2nd through June 5th of that year.
If you’re planning a long weekend in the Lake District, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite must-see beautiful locations.
Hotels in Lake Distric will leave you feeling spoiled for choice. Lake District location matters not only in terms of breathtaking vistas, but also in terms of how easy it is to travel to the areas you want to go.
Make sure you include in travel time when arranging a trip, as you don’t want to be stuck in traffic for too long.
Packing and the weather
If you’re planning a trip to the UK in June and are hoping for warm weather, be prepared for anything. The UK weather is notoriously unpredictable, so bring a couple layers of warmer clothing in case it turns cold. Don’t forget to bring your waterproofs and sunglasses in case of sudden changes in the weather.
A decent pair of walking shoes is worth their weight in gold, and if you don’t have any, don’t worry, there are lots of shops selling them all across the Lake District if you need any.
Plan some activities
If you’re planning a trip to the Lake District, it’s a good idea to put together a list of things to do. The Lake District is a popular family vacation spot. For those who aren’t keen on strenuous walks, there are a variety of activities that may be tailored to suit a wide range of skills and tastes.
It’s possible to find activities suitable for people of all ages in Grizedale Forest and Brockhole on Windermere.
There are a plethora of transport-themed activities available. With the Family Dayrider ticket, you’ll be able to hop and off as much as you’d like, making the open-top buses a terrific way to go around and see the sights.
Take a boat ride on one of the lakes while travelling around on the bus with the combined bus and boat tickets. Barrowback also has a Motor Museum and several steam trains that are perfect for a day out.
Must-see beauty spots
For those who merely want to view the Lake District’s most popular tourist attractions, there are plenty to pick from. Here are a handful of our favourites.
If you’re looking for a picturesque village with cobbled alleys and half-timbered buildings, Hawkshead is the place to go.
There are a variety of ways to explore the lake, from hiking trails to cruise ships, so you can see it from any angle. As a result of the lake’s islands, this is a popular location for photographers to shoot.
- The Kirkstone Pass
The Kirkstone pass is a must-see if you’re interested in harsh terrain. Lake District’s highest pass is accessible by automobile, and the trails and vistas are amazing.
- Tarn Hows
Tarn Hows, a National Trust property near Coniston Water, was donated by Beatrix Potter. The round trek offers breathtaking vistas and is accessible to individuals of all abilities. It is also wheelchair accessible. It’s also an excellent place to have a picnic.
In the Lake District, there’s so much to see and see that even a bank holiday weekend may not be enough time. You may end up making multiple trips back to the same place.