Once you get outside of London, you experience a country that is a little more laid back without the hustle and bustle of a major cosmopolitan city. Located in the northwest of England is the Lake District. Known simply as The Lakes, this resplendent area is full of forests, mountains, and as the name would suggest lakes. It is the picture perfect English countryside getaway. Pristine Agency reviews the Lakes District and what it has to offer.
The best way to get out and experience the beauty of this magical countryside is by foot or for many, by bike. There are over 2,200 miles to be explored of this picturesque landscape that features the highest mountain in all of England, Scafell Peak, and the deepest lakes in the whole country. Both are located in the National Park, and the majority of the access to the park is free of charge.
Besides exploring nature in all of her glory, visiting The Lakes area is like taking a step back in time and there are plenty of historical treasures to explore. Located in the central part of The Lakes is the Eskdale Mill. Believed to have been built in the mid 1500’s it is the oldest water powered working corn mill in England. As parts of The Lakes are in remote settings the far reaching hands of the Roman Empire still stand. There are 2nd century ruins that were built in Hadrian’s reign and are still well preserved. You can still see the barracks, a house, and the bath house.
Rustic charm, beauty and history are what makes the Lakes region so popular to visitors and residents alike. When you picture the perfect patchwork quilt of the English countryside that is exactly what you will get in the Lakes. Here you will find a wonderful mixture of Mother Nature’s glory, and the treasured history of the tiny towns. Despite its small size and the fact that much of the rest of the world may still be unaware of this region, it still draws 15 million tourists a year. You will be surprised at what you have been missing on your next trip to this top destination for travel.