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About Langdale

Holiday cottages in Langdale are perfect for those seeking an active exploration of the Lake District’s most rugged and untamed corners. The Great Langdale valley runs to the west of Ambleside and comprises some of the region’s most picturesque peaks – including the Langdale Pikes and access to Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain. There are numerous high and low lying walking routes, a host of breath-taking vistas and some of the region’s most warm and welcoming pubs dotted throughout the valley, making a holiday cottage in the region a must for those wanting to head off the beaten path to explore the wilder side of the Lakes on holiday.

Unlike some of the Lake District’s more populated areas, the landscape of Langdale is undoubtedly its biggest draw and the reason many choose a holiday cottage there. Those seeking high-altitude thrills will find plenty of climbing and scrambling opportunities, and hikers of all abilities will find plenty of places to explore amongst Langdale’s valleys. If you favour a more relaxing Lake District holiday you will also find that Langdale is more than happy to oblige. Blea Tarn and Elter Water amongst the gentler terrain of Little Langdale offer wonderfully tranquil experiences away from the more popular tourist areas.

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The Lakes and Cumbria’s Loveliest Locations

Make some memories where majestic mountains meet shimmering lakes. The South and Central Lakes are an ideal base to explore the National Park and beyond. Cumbria Tourism offer their expert insight on some of the best and most beautiful Lake District locations to visit.

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Exploring the Lakes - Day 1

We set off from Kirkby Lonsdale in South Lakeland early in the morning. The small market town is just a short distance to the glorious green landscapes of the Lakes, and it’s not long before we encounter one of the region’s most notable features…

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Exploring the Lakes - Day 2

Our good fortune continues into Day 2 of our Lakes exploration: with searing summer heat and blue skies greeting us as we stop off at Sizergh Barn for breakfast on the way to Windermere.

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As Seen on the Big Screen

The Lake District has played host to a number of big screen productions, from fantasy and family films to classic comedies and chillers. Take a look at our Lakes’ film location guide to follow in their footsteps.

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The Best Bars and Pubs in the Lakes

There’s a proud tradition of innkeeping right across the majestic Lake District, and the growing popularity of craft beers and artisan spirits makes this a great time to sample that tradition for yourself.

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