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Are there school holidays in August ?

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Are there school holidays in August ?

We are visiting from Australia between August 9 and September 9.

I hear that roads and attractions in the Lake District become overcrowded during school holidays.

Are there school holidays during the period of our visit?

I am aware of the Bank Holiday on Monday 25th August.

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1. Re: Are there school holidays in August ?

All of August is a school holiday. They generally go back mid first week Sep.

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2. Re: Are there school holidays in August ?

Bad news, but thank you for your help.

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3. Re: Are there school holidays in August ?

Generally schools go back at the beginning of September, so if you left the Lake District until September, I think you'll find it not quite so mad as going in August.

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4. Re: Are there school holidays in August ?

The Scottish schools actually go back mid-August and so the lakes are slightly quieter from then onwards. But I agree with the other posters, it can be very busy.

Why not base yourself in Keswick and venture around the northern lakes and explore the west coast. Lots of history and things to do. Muncaster Castle and Laal Ratty are just two that spring to mind.

Google Laal Ratty for more info!

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