WELCOME TO THE LAKE DISTRICT
People come to the Lake District for the beauty of the mountains, lakes and rivers that have inspired poets, painters and visitors for over 200 years. Together they make up a landscape unlike that of anywhere else in England; add to this unique scenery the picturesque villages, historic houses and gardens, art galleries and steam railways and you have an ideal holiday venue for both adults and children.
Whether you're looking for an energetic holiday or a quiet, relaxing break the Lake District has something for everyone... long days on the Fells with the reward of some spectacular views; peaceful walks by rivers and streams, a cruise on one of the lakes - either Windermere, Ullswater, Coniston or Derwentwater; a drive through the valleys with quaint villages of Lakeland stone houses as well as visits to areas frequented by William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin.
Rothay Manor is ideally situated in the heart of Central Lakeland making an excellent base from which to explore the Lake District from north to south and east to west. The hotel is only 5 minutes walk from the centre of Ambleside with it's famous Bridge House, and also 5 minutes walk from the head of Lake Windermere where you can take a cruise to Bowness, or Lakeside at the southern end of the lake.
A pair of Osprey have nested high above Bassenthwaite Lake in the Northern Lakes. There is a viewpoint near the nest, and pictures from a remote camera are beamed to the Whinlater Visitor Centre on the other side of the lake for people to see the nesting birds.