It was the place that inspired romantic poets such as William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge, and after visiting the Lake District, it’s not hard to see why. Deep U-shaped valleys, lush green fields and tranquil lakes characterise this part of north west England, with picture-perfect towns and villages scattered between.

Lake Windermere is the largest natural lake in England and there are few better ways to explore than by taking to the waters by boat and watching the world go by. The northern lakes are every bit as beautiful, and to the west visitors are treated to wilder, more rugged scenery. It is here that you’ll find England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike.

There is an abundance of walking trails to discover throughout the Lake District, with spectacular vistas at every corner. There are also fine manor houses and estates to explore and beautiful gardens that take on a different character as the seasons change.