Things for Couples to Do in the Lake District

15 Things for Couples to Do in the Lake District

There are plenty of things for couples to do in the Lake District, whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or just some quality time away with your partner.

Here are 15 of the best things for couples that we recommend in the Lake District:

Take a scenic hike together

There are plenty of beautiful trails to explore in the Lake District, and it’s a great way to spend time together while getting fresh air. Make sure to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy along the way!

Go for a boat ride on Lake Windermere

One of the most popular tourist attractions in the Lake District is Lake Windermere, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a great place to relax and take in the stunning scenery. You can even go for a romantic Boat Ride together!


Visit one of the many castles in the area

If you’re looking for a little bit of history and romance, you should visit one of the many castles in the Lake District. There are plenty to choose from, so you’re sure to find one that interests you both.

Wray Castle

Have a Spa Day

After a long day of exploring, there’s nothing better than unwinding with a Spa Day. The Lake District is home to some genuinely excellent spas, so you’re sure to find one perfect for you both.

Some of our favourite hotels include:

 The Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa

The Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa

The Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

The Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

The Langdale Hotel & Spa

The Langdale Hotel & Spa

Go stargazing

One of the best things about the Lake District is that it’s away from the city lights, making it the perfect place to go stargazing. Pack a blanket and some snacks and spend an evening enjoying the stars together.

3 of the best locations are; Grizedale Forest, Whinlatter Forest and Dockray.

Dockray Stargazing


Take a scenic drive

There are plenty of scenic routes and viewpoints to visit in the Lake District, so why not hop in the car and drive? There’s nothing better than taking in the stunning scenery with your partner.

Visit a farmer’s market

The Lake District is home to incredible products, so visit a farmer’s market during your stay. You’ll be able to find everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to artisan cheeses and bread.

Go for a walk in the woods

There’s something magical about taking a walk through the woods with your partner. Make sure to keep an eye out for wildlife as you explore!

Sample the local cuisine

The Lake District is home to fantastic restaurants, so try the local cuisine during your stay. From traditional English pubs to gourmet restaurants, you’re sure to find something you both love.

Take a wine-tasting tour

The Lake District is home to some fantastic vineyards, so why not take a wine-tasting tour together? It’s a great way to learn about the different wines produced in the area and sample some delicious varieties.

Visit a national park

There are plenty of national parks to choose from in the Lake District, so make sure to visit one during your stay. You’ll be able to explore the stunning scenery and maybe even spot some wildlife!

Go for a bike ride

If you’re feeling active, why not ride a bike together? There are plenty of routes to choose from, so you’re sure to find one perfect for you.

Take a trip on the Lake District Steam Railway

If you’re looking for a truly unique experience, you should take a trip to the Lake District Steam Railway. It’s a great way to see the stunning scenery differently.

Visit Beatrix Potter’s House

This is a must-do for any couples visiting the Lake District. Beatrix Potter’s house is near Sawrey and the perfect place to learn about her life and work. You can even take a stroll around the picturesque gardens.

Spend a day at the Lake District Wildlife Park

If you’re looking for a fun-filled day out, then you should definitely visit the Lake District Wildlife Park. You’ll be able to see some incredible animals and learn about the work that the park does to protect them.

You could easily spend a week in the Lake District and not get bored, but if you’re pressed for time, 3-4 days is enough to see the highlights.


No, the Lake District is very affordable. There are plenty of free things to do, and accommodation and food are reasonably


Spring and summer are the busiest times, but autumn is also a lovely time to visit when the leaves change colour. Winter can be magical, but some attractions may be closed due to weather conditions.


There are so many beautiful parts it’s hard to choose, but some of our favourites include Derwentwater, Windermere, and Coniston Water.


Yes, you can easily do the Lake District without a car. There is a good public transport network, and many attractions are within walking distance of each other.


That depends on what you’re looking for. If you want to be in the heart of the action, Windermere is a good choice. If you want something more peaceful, try Grasmere.

See our full Hotel Guide for more information.


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