AS summer approaches everyone is planning their holidays to the Lake District.

Here are some of the places you should consider for your next venture out to this beautiful part of the world.

  • The Furness Railway Hotel

Abbey Road's popular hotel holds a five-star rating online and has built a reputation for its service over the years.

The 50-bedroom hotel is close to the railway station, and all its rooms are en-suite with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and hospitality trays.

Daisy said: "Stayed two nights for a sports weekend (watching not playing) this hotel is well within walking distance of the grounds. Huge room clean and comfortable with bath and shower. Lovely clean white towels, bottles of water, tea, coffee, and biscuits. Pub is nice and plenty of room and a typical Wetherspoons. I would definitely recommend staying here car parking not far up road although one behind hotel but it isn't 24 hours."

  • Old Daltongate House

The grade II listed townhouse, built in 1654, is a luxury bed and breakfast hotel which has enjoyed great success in the town centre.

Lesley said: "Amazing experience. Perfect old house and hosts who make you feel special. Beautiful rooms in an excellent location. Cannot fault and can't wait to go back. Will feel like going to see friends. Thank you for making our weekend special."

  • Castle Green Hotel

The popular four-star hotel is known for its extensive conference and banqueting facilities, 2AA Rosette restaurant, Westmorland Pub in the grounds, and 99 bedrooms.

Its layout includes two Herdwick Suites, four executive and seven balcony rooms overlooking Kendal Castle & Lakeland Fells.

Lesley G said: "Fantastic hotel with staff who seem to genuinely care that you are enjoying your stay. Staff are well trained and efficient. My Mum pulled the alarm by mistake in the disabled toilet and staff came running to assist immediately. We ate in the restaurant every night and the food were wonderful. Great choice at breakfast including freshly cooked items, I had an omelette which was delicious. I enjoyed the swimming pool and sauna and had the best ever massages in the Green Rooms with Francesca. I also appreciated the parking reserved for guests with mobility issues who are not registered as disabled. Perfect for my 90-year-old Mum."

  • Boutique Hotel

Windermere's five star rated Lake Road hotel is very well known both in and outside of the county for its service.

The hotel has attracted tourists, visitors, and residents for many years thanks to its reputation for good service.

Ann said: "The room was very relaxing and enjoyable. The patio area had a hot tub, swing and little table and chairs in a mini garden like setting. The staff was all very nice but a special thanks to Charlie who made us feel welcomed and comfortable each time we saw him."

  • The Chetwynde Hotel

Abbey Road's highly rated hotel is an independent family run business that is located in a building originally built in 1897

Known for its antiques and curios alongside modern facilities such as free Wi-Fi broadband access and iPod docking stations.

Sophie said: "Came to the Chetwynde for a family wedding after not seeing my family since 2019 due to Covid and I had a lovely time!! the wedding was beautifully set up and the staff were all really attentive and the location is beautiful. The rooms were very clean and the beds comfy. You could tell the staff really care about their presentation. The food was lovely in the morning and in the evening and they were even attentive when I asked about Sticky Toffee Pudding and my order was very confusing but they dealt with it professionally and with humour which was lovely. I really felt as if I’d got to know the staff as the stay progressed and the overall place has a lovely atmosphere."