With its beautiful scenery and picturesque landscapes, it’s no wonder that the Lake District has inspired novelists, storytellers and poets for centuries. If you love literature, then there’s no better place to visit. You’ll walk in the footsteps of the greats through villages, hillsides and mountains – and perhaps you’ll even be inspired to write a tale of your own!
Take a look at some of the reasons why literature lovers simply adore the Lake District:
1. Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit
While one the District’s most famous writers is the poet William Wordsworth, perhaps even more well loved is writer Beatrix Potter. Her wonderful children’s stories featuring the adventures of many magnificent animals were set in locations throughout the Lake District.
Peter Rabbit, Potter’s most well known character, has been popular for many years, and, with a brand new film on the horizon, it seems this legacy will continue for many more. Not only does this make the Lake District a wonderful destination for families with young children, it will also bring a nostalgia to adults who have fond childhood memories of the stories.
2. Local Book Shops
If you’re looking for that perfect holiday read, then you’re in for a treat. There are many quirky and well stocked independent book stores throughout the Lake District. These cosy stores are full of character and charm, and are so enjoyable to browse that you may never want to leave.
3. Literary Events
Every year, a festival of words is hosted in Keswick. Words by the Water is an exciting event for writers and readers alike, giving them the chance to get together and celebrate the joy of words, books and ideas. The next 10 day festival will take place 9-18 March 2018 and will absolutely fill you with wonder!
If you’re looking for the perfect, relaxing escape, then take a look at luxury holiday cottages in Lake District that give you the chance to curl up with a book in front of a log-burning stove or by the window with stunning views. Our beautiful, five star accommodation is the perfect setting for a self-catering holiday that offers you everything from style to luxury, so contact us today to see what we can offer.