The Lakes District, England

The Lakes District, England

Today sees us driving our little car Vegemite through the country towns of the Lakes District.

We start in Keswick. First stop is to park the car. We find out they have a great system where you get a parking dial card and dial up free parking. Complex to explain, but works a treat.  So we get our did card and leave the car in faith for 1 hour.

We get a great book for my son from the WH Smith Newsagent. He is into Minecraft and it is a coding book.  He reads it as we walk down the paved streets.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Keswick town centre

We head to the lake. It is really lovely with Campbell Khaki ducks, and geese.  I end up down low having a conversation with mother goose herself.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Keswick Lake #1
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Exploramum and Explorason – Keswick #2

The wooden boats are so lovely. The lake runs alongside a paddock with sheep. It is a mix of town and country.

Next town we head to is Grasmere.  Now this is a lovely town.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Grasmere #1

The lane ways are filled with Azaleas and Camellias.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Grasmere #2
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Exploramum and Explorason – Grasmere #3

We head up one lane and see the cutest houses and this is opposite where Wordsworth had his cottage.

Dove Cottage is next.  Wordsworth is right. This country “is the loveliest spot that man has ever found”.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Grasmere #4

We stop for a few more country photos. My Australian Explorafriend is in awe. The stone walls. The gorgeous homes.  It is lovely!

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Exploramum and Explorason – Grasmere #5
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Exploramum and Explorason – Queens Hotel #1

We stop for lunch at Ambleside and find a great pub meal deal.
The Queens Hotel is well worth a visit. Great food for five or six pounds a meal.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Queens Hotel #2

Wandering on, my friend manages to score some much needed winter clothes at a bargain price, and then we wander down to the historic bridge home.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Bridge House #1

 

Set over a waterway, it is just a sight to behold.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Bridge House #2

So many cute places in this town.  But as we have no accommodation booked for tonight we head on.

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Exploramum and Explorason -Ambleside

We find the most amazing hostel but it is a bit over our budget so we drive to the next town.

We soon discover that this is a real tourist zone, and we are better going back to what we found.  We get there and it has been snapped up.

But at the first BnB, one lovely man named Andrew; then next the rudest man I have ever encountered at another BnB, we finally find a delightful lady at Brook House BnB 30 Ellerthwaite Rd, Windermere LA@# 2AH Phone 015 394 44932. Kath was a delight.  An amazing lady. So helpful.  All our worries disappeared as we went into our separate rooms for some rest and relaxation prior to going out to dinner.

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Exploramum and Explorason -Brook House BnB #1
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Exploramum and Explorason -Brook House BnB #2

We end up at a great little Italian Restaurant in town for dinner and then back to the BnB for some internet time.

Kath at Brook House – you are amazing. You made our stay so memorable. Thank you!

 

 

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