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Hawkshead - tourism in Lake District

A guide to the Hawkshead area of the lake district –  holiday accommodation, bed & breakfast (B&B), hotels, self catering and camping, and tourist information.


Hawkshead Village Website is a non-profit making organisation. We would like to thank all those who have contributed, along with Hawkshead Parish Council and Hawkshead Co-operative for their financial support.

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We would like to thank - Cumbria Tourism, the Forestry Commission and IE Photography for the use of images on this site.

Hawkshead is a picturesque and charming village in the heart of the Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England. The area around Hawkshead offers a delightful place to visit, or to stay, with some great hotels and bed & breakfast (B&B) accommodation. Nestling in the beautiful vale of Esthwaite, Hawkshead is characterised by the cluster of whitewashed houses and is within easy reach for Sawrey, Outgate, Satterthwaite, Grizedale and Hawkshead Hill.

Great Lake District Accommodation

The Hawkshead area has one of the best choices in the Lake District for bed & breakfast accommodation and places to eat and drink. There are quaint country Inns/Pubs, beautiful Country House Hotels, traditional Bed & Breakfasts (B&B) – Guest Houses, holiday let self-catering accommodation and camping/caravanning

Rich in History

Wander around Hawkshead with its beautiful old buildings, churches, and rich history. There you will find important connections with the poet William Wordsworth and children’s author Beatrix Potter. Then settle down to a delicious afternoon tea in one of the many cafés & tea-rooms, or maybe sample some local ale in one of the village inns.

Delightful Walks

The countryside surrounding Hawkshead promises the holiday visitor to the Lake District something for all the family - delightful walks - mountain biking and Go Ape in nearby Grizedale Forest - and some excellent fishing on Esthwaite Water.

Ideal Lake District Holiday Location

With Coniston, Grizedale, Langdale, Grasmere and Ambleside all within easy reach, and with the busy centres of Windermere and Bowness just a short ferry ride away, Hawkshead is an ideal location from which to visit the entire south Lake District area.
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Hawkshead, Lake District - a delightful place to visit

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