I am hoping to spend a week in the Lake District in August. I will be travelling from Ireland and will hire a car. Is the nearest airport in Manchester? I have never been before and would like some help with an itinerary. We are a young(ish) couple, like nice scenery, walks (not too hilly), castles, lakes, picnics etc.
Also I dont know if its better to stay in a hotel/B&B or self catering. Sorry for all the questions, any help would be greatly appreciated