The Lake District and Cumbria boasts a huge range of attractions to suit all tastes. One of the biggest attractions is the physical landscape with the scenery renowned for its beauty and can be enjoyed in many ways. The combination of lakes and landscape has attracted many people such as painters in the early 20th Century. The Lakes themselves also provide a range of attractions including cruises and steam boats.
Families are not short of things to visit, even on wet days. The cities, towns and villages offer plenty of indoor attractions including the Beatrix Potter Gallery in Gateshead and a climbing wall in Kendal. There are also plenty of animal attractions that include an Osprey centre, Lakeside aquariums and open farms that can provide any number of animal encounters. Cumbria and the Lake District also has a number of great halls and houses that provide an insight into the history of the area. Some can even be hired for personal use or are used to stage theatre, music festivals and themed accommodation.