Sailing England Lake District
Part 2 By Vineeta Greenwood

Though Sirens do not exist except in Greek methodology, there will be times when you would wonder otherwise. One of those times would be once you get to see the Great Lakes.

The United Kingdom's Lake District is one of the most famous natural marvels of the world. Surrounded by the highest peaks in all of England, the area is a mecca for the lovers of mountain biking, trail walks and, of course, sailing.

Just imagine -glittering topaz waters that are so deep yet equally marvelous. 

Mmm, the water will lure you to dive right into it. Yet, for now, let's stick to sailing. Once at the Great Lakes, you can:

Hire Your Own Boat

The Lake District area has a few spots from which you can hire a row boat, a sailing boat or a motor boat. If you know how to operate one of these and are a skilled swimmer, make sure to take advantage of this service.

Cruise the Lake District

There are many cruise providers at the Lake District National Park. You will be able to experience the mountains, woodlands and islands of this natural landmark at a close range. Plus, the cruises will be very entertaining.

For example, the Jazz Buffet Cruise will provide you with great entertainment and excellent cuisine. On the other hand, if you want good value for your money, you can choose the Park and Sail cruise which will give you the chance to spend a day on the lake.

Go Canoeing and Kayaking

You can hire a canoe or kayak to sail around Britain's Great Lakes. You can choose whether to rent one for four hours or for the whole day. In addition, you can rent wet suits as well as take lessons to learn this art.

Hotels that Help You Revitalize for Another Day

To fully enjoy all these sailing-related activities by day, you need a place that can help you replenish your energy at night. Here are some Keswick hotels and Ambleside hotels that will do just that:

Brantfell House Ambleside

If you're looking for the closest Ambleside hotels to the lake, this is one of them. 

The rooms are comfortable and come with great facilities such as flat screen LCD TV and DVD players. Plus, you will be very close to the centre of the village, thus you will have access to many shops, restaurants and pubs.

Wanslea Guesthouse Ambleside

This is a delightful bed and breakfast guest house that offers themed rooms as well as proximity to the lake. This place has had a number of achievements in its name, including AA 4-stars and a feature in the Times.

Greenbank County House

This hotel was previously a Victorian house, but it is now one of the friendliest Keswick hotels you can be at. Located in the Borrowdale Valley, this hotel offers home-like comfort as well as numerous services such as TV and en suite baths.

To find out more about the best hotels that provide you with value for your money, make sure to check our hotel price comparison site before heading out to England's Great Lakes.


Vineeta Greenwood is the co-owner of Keswick Hotels Fairy, Keswick's dedicated hotel price comparison website.

Hotels Fairy compares prices for hotels in and around the lakes from all the major online booking sites, making it easy to find the best deals on hotels in a matter of seconds.





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