The Lake District, a rural area in north-west England is a popular tourist destination famous for its beautiful lakes and mountains. It is a very diverse area with a huge variety of attractions and activities. Explore its history at castles and historical houses or potter around picturesque villages. Visit The World of Beatrix Potter, a magical indoor attraction- ... More>meet all your favorite characters and learn about Miss Potter herself. The Lakes are considered to be one of Englandï¿½s most scenic regions and a tourist hot spot for hiking and climbing. Other popular activities include cycling, canoeing, kayaking, mountaineering and sailing. Thereï¿½s something for everyone in the Lakes, whatever the weather!