FANCY staying the night in Cumbria or the Lake District?

Here are some of the top rated and most popular hotels and B&Bs to choose from across the county.

  • The Waterhead Inn

Ambleside's Waterhead Inn is located beside some of the most iconic waters in the Lake District.

Known for its beautiful surroundings and easy access to a range of popular walking routes, this is an ideal place to try for casual stays or walking holidays.

Candis said: "Stayed here for two nights this week, room was amazing, huge king size bed, very comfortable and with modern stylish bathroom, with shower over bath. Staff were very helpful. The only downside for me was that breakfast started at 7.30 and as I was working and needed to be at a conference for 8am, I need an earlier one."

  • The Wordsworth Hotel

Grasmere's iconic poet's namesake has built a strong reputation for its hospitality and service.

The hotel is surrounded by picture-postcard views of the lakes and mountains, with easy access to nearby services.

One online reviewer stated: "A very enjoyable break. The hotel was clean and well-presented and our room was nicely appointed. We enjoyed the spa after a day walking followed by drinks in the bar/conservatory with lovely views out to the garden. All the staff were both efficient and friendly. My husband’s gluten free requirements were catered for both at breakfast and the provided packed lunch. Special thanks to Ionela who dealt with us at reception."

  • Low Wood Bay Resort and Spa

One of Windermere's most popular places to stay is located on Ambleside Road and holds a five-star rating.

Located close to the shoreline of the lake with incredible views, this resort is known for its high-class service and enjoyable atmosphere.

One online reviewer wrote: "On arrival the man at the gate was brilliant as we drive an EV and the chargers were taken, he was happy to charge our car for us when a spot came up so it didn’t disrupt our stay. The hotels’ location was unreal and after over a 2hr drive to get there it was a very welcoming scene. The check in was swift and stress free and we were even allowed to check in an hour early. We had a lake view room and it was beautiful."

  • Gilpin Hotel and Lake House

Windermere's Crook Road hotel holds a five-star rating online and offers a warm and friendly atmosphere for guests.

This five-star hotel comprises two separate estates in the beautiful Lake District, with a luxury country house on each.

Jack said: "Just the best - incredible friendly and helpful staff, beautiful setting, comfortable room. Our dinner was sublime, the best starter and pudding I have eaten for a very long time, and our incredible waitress, Andy, made the whole experience very personal. We will be back again."

  • Grange Hotel

The luxury four-star gem located on the idyllic southern fringe of the beautiful English Lake District has always been popular among locals and tourists.

The property enjoys an unrivalled position in the pretty little coastal town of Grange-over-Sands.

Barry said: "I was booked into this hotel on a work trip. I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived at the hotel very nice building. As soon as I walked in, I found the receptionist very friendly with a big smile and very informative, she said you’re on the second floor follow the signs, I did walk around the second floor a couple of times looking for my room which was up another flight of stairs, it’s like a maze in the hotel which appeals to me."