Windermere one of UK's top sights

Date: Tuesday 13th August 2019

WINDERMERE has today been named one of the UK’s top sights by travel media company Lonely Planet in a new ranked list of the 500 most memorable, beautiful, surprising and compelling experiences to be had across Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.

The lake, where “people come in search of the scenic splendour and bucolic experiences that inspired Wordsworth, Coleridge and the English Romantics”, is ninth on the list. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe took the top spot.

In total, 17 sights and experiences in Cumbria feature in the list, from reliving the age of steam in miniature on La’al Ratty at 180 to going on a haute cuisine journey in Cartmel at 343.