Is The Lake District The Most Romantic Place For A Proposal?

Over the years, the Lake District has been the chosen location for many an engagement story, with its picturesque location making it an idyllic backdrop to a proposal scene.

And it seems its beauty wasn’t lost upon former US president Bill Clinton either, as he recently admitted he got down on one knee at Ennerdale Water, one of the most beautiful spots in the Lake District.

While, unfortunately, it took three attempts before Hilary said yes to her future husband, the exquisite scenery of Ennerdale Water – a glacial lake 2.5 miles by 0.75 miles big – would have definitely made the proposal hard to turn down.

Situated in the western part of the Lake District National Park, it is one of the most remote lakes of the area. Due to its high altitude, the water is always still and clear whenever you visit, and is one of the cleanest you can find.

In fact, walkers staying in accommodation in the Lake District who love nothing more than crisp, fresh air should definitely pay a visit to this lake, as it is the only one in the region without a road next to it.

There are 16 lakes in total in the national park, including the famous Lake Windermere, which measures an impressive 10.5 miles long and one mile wide. No visit to the Lake District is complete without coming here, not least because it is the largest natural lake in England.

Or, you could head to Buttermere Lake, a mere 1.5 by 0.75 miles large, where you can experience total seclusion and peacefulness.

Now, if Clinton had proposed here, who knows what Hilary might have said?

Discover Beatrix Potter In The Lake District

There are many good reasons for booking accommodation in the Lake District – but one of the most enduringly popular ones has to be to discover Beatrix Potter and her wonderful tales in a new and exciting way.

No doubt you all remember her amazing stories of Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny and Mrs TiggyWinkle from your childhood, but there’s nothing quite like finding out all about the inspirations behind these tales as an adult – and bringing your own youngsters along for the ride as well.

Beatrix Potter herself spent much of her childhood holidaying in the Lake District before she became a hugely celebrated children’s author. With the money she made from her books, she bought some local hill farms and estates in the region, and did an awful lot for conservation in the area – even saving the traditional Herdwick sheep from extinction!

To find out more about her and her wonderful life, head to Bowness-on-Windermere where you’ll find The World of Beatrix Potter. This is incredibly popular and is open all year round, with different shows and themed days put on – so fun for all the family!

However, a new £1 million tourist attraction has just opened up on the Lingholm Estate near Keswick (where Beatrix Potter wrote some of her most famous books, including Squirrel Nutkin and the first manuscript of Mrs TiggyWinkle) that certainly sounds like it’ll be worth a visit.

There’s a beautiful Victorian walled garden to discover, built on the exact same spot of the old kitchen gardens, which Beatrix Potter used as inspiration for Mr McGregor’s garden in The Tale of Peter Rabbit. There’s also a café and an art wall for local artists to display their works – so you’ll be kept very busy indeed.