The Lake District National Park is regarded as England's finest area of scenic and natural beauty, with every opportunity available to enjoy it.
In the town, you will find everything you need to enjoy your stay. There is a high standard of catering to suit all tastes and budgets, from take-aways for picnics or hot meals to gourmet restaurants with European and Asian cuisine.
There are pubs and bars serving meals and excellent local brews, some lively with music, others for good crack with friendly locals. Shops include grocers, greengrocers and butchers, as well as art shops and gifts. Internet services are available at the public library and at the comprehensive Tourist Information Centre.