The Lake District has long inspired artists, from the Romantic poets to Beatrix Potter. But now, with hit films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens filming there, the natural beauty of the Lake District is even catching Hollywood’s attention.
Ask William Wordsworth, who called it the ‘loveliest spot that man hath found.’ Or Charlotte Bronte, who dubbed it ‘a glorious region’, of which she had ‘only seen the similitude in dreams.’ Or even Doctor Who: ‘the Lake District’s lovely. Let’s go there. They do great scones in 1927.’ Whoever you ask, they’ll tell you the Lake District is a place of unparalleled natural beauty, in this galaxy, or any other.
Take the sci-fi swashbuckling galaxy of Star Wars, for example, in which the Lake District doubles up as fictional planet Takodana, home of pirate Maz Kanata’s castle. In the film, the Lake District’s lush forests prompt main character Rey to exclaim ‘I didn’t know there was this much green in the whole galaxy.’ A ringing endorsement for the Lake District if we’ve ever heard one! Takodana was also home to a battle between the Order and the Resistance, with X-wing fighters aplenty zipping along its lakes. Luckily, in reality the region is a lot more serene, with scarcely any intergalactic warfare in sight!
Excursions to the Lake District are regularly available from Sandpipers. If you are interested in visiting the Lake District as part of your Revitalise holiday, please call our friendly Bookings Team on 0303 303 0145 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org