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Bassenthwaite Lake

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Address: Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite, England
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Far from the madding crowd!

Not that far actually as Keswick is only down the A66! However, the area around the Lake, particularly away from the A66 is generally quiet and peaceful. I always think of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Surat Thani, Thailand
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Surat Thani, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not that far actually as Keswick is only down the A66! However, the area around the Lake, particularly away from the A66 is generally quiet and peaceful. I always think of Bassenthwaite as being one of the more tranquil lakes with Skiddaw looming large and the accompanying fells gradually giving way to lower ground moving towards the Solway. There's plenty... More 

Thank Suratrichard
Billingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stunning walk around the lake easy to moderate views amazing café and ice cream parlour unfortunately shut as it was new years day parking could be a problem get there early

Thank sandra c
Mentmore, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect in any weather and the weather here does change quick. If your with youngsters make sure they like a walk first. Very acessable..

Thank thetowers2016
Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As lakes go in the Lake District, it's an easy one to visit as the a66 passes it by. However once your out of your car you quickly forget the cars. If your on the north side even quieter. Just wish I was a good photographer to do it justice. Nature at its best

Thank thecumbriantraveller
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful looking lake It doesn't have all the activities that windermere or Coniston or derwent has. But it's pure beauty and worth visiting.

Thank aellituv
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bassenthwaite Lake is the only LAKE in the lake district. Great settings, not commercial like Windermere.

Thank rwswilson
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful lake St Beggas church on shore of Lake very pretty nice walk around lake and into Dodds wood

Thank Allan J
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The only Lake in the Lake District ?? All the others are Meres or Waters. This beautiful Lake offers views of Skiddaw and the nesting of the Ospreys with plenty to do close by

Thank Victor d
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

At most times of the year, you will (if lucky) get the most wonderful reflections on this lake - in the autumn they are particularly spectacular from the Ouse bridge and and the car park halfway along on the A66. I'm not telling you where the best beach is though , it's mine! Large parts of the shoreline are inaccessible... More 

Thank Philip C
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

A hidden gem of the lake district with some fabulous views of the surrounding landscapes. The road that goes around the lake is close to the lake making it easily accessible and offering good views for passers by.

Thank Lee S

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