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The home of, and inspiration to, numerous authors over the past few hundred years the Lake District in England is a popular destination for book lovers.

In this article I have compiled a selection of books about the Lake District (or books set in the Lake District) for everyone young and old. Included are some favourite children’s classics which have been stood the test of time. Who doesn’t love Mrs Tiggywinkle and Peter Rabbit!

No list would be complete without a selection of Lake District walking guide books and in particular Wainwright walks books!

If you are visiting the Lake District you may also enjoy my “Lake District in one day itinerary” which includes all the best things to do and see in the Lakes.

Also why not join my free Facebook UK travel planning group? The group aims to help you plan the perfect trip and make the best of your trip to the UK. 

BEST BOOKS ABOUT THE LAKE DISTRICT (OR SET IN THE LAKE DISTRICT)

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

No selection of books about the Lake District would be complete without the appearance of the poet William Wordsworth. He was born in Cockermouth and spent his life in the Lake District drawing inspiration from the area. If you are a fan of Wordsworth’s poetry a visit to Dove Cottage his home in Grasmere is a must for your Lake District itinerary.

GENERAL LAKE DISTRICT GUIDE BOOKS

LAKE DISTRICT GUIDEBOOKS FOR WALKERS

CHILDREN'S BOOKS SET IN LAKE DISTRICT

More travel inspiration (and reading)

I am sure you will have found one or two Lake District books of interest in this selection. If you like reading about places you are planning to visit you will enjoy my guide to travel books for various countries and places around the world.

This includes books about England including best travel guide books, books about Northumberland, and best books about London for children.

Find out more about visiting the UK including beautiful towns and villages and interesting cities in my complete UK travel planning guide.

Don’t forget to read my ultimate UK bucket list and of course my one day itinerary for the Lake District.

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