Windermere lights and Dickensian Christmas

This weekend sees Windermere town switching on its Christmas lights. Located in Bowness-on-Windermere, our friendly Bed and Breakfast, Blenheim Lodge, is only a mile from Lakeland’s only town to be connected with a mainline train service. The annual Windermere Christmas … Read More

Lake District: things to do this November weekend

The Lake District is far from dull any time of the year. There is always the National Park to explore and enjoy, local attractions that open year round to visit, and special indoor and outdoor activities to engage in. And … Read More

February break in the Lakes: what to see and do?

Our butcher delivered our order today and exclaimed, ‘Everyone is back to work, and we are so busy!’ It’s true: those guest houses, eateries, and attractions that had taken a rest over the past eight weeks are now open with … Read More

A day out in the Lake District

Although the Lake District is predominantly rural in character, there is always something happening here. Visitors to the Lake District will therefore find more than enough things to see and do to keep them well occupied. That is, aside from … Read More

Family occasions

This weekend will see us hosting a large family party for a birthday boy of some 90 years. There will be their kids and grandkids, in-laws and out-laws (only joking). There will be a large birthday cake and candles, a … Read More

Shopping in Bowness-on-Windermere

One thing I like about the Lake District is the variety of independent shops that can be found in its many towns and villages. Unlike big towns or city centres, Lakeland abounds with individual stores which often sell quirky items … Read More

Cosy and full!

Visitors to our Bowness guest house often want to know where they can stop off for a little repast when gadding about Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere, so I thought I would write about some small local eateries. Please note that these … Read More

Blackwell House

This afternoon I went with Pui to Blackwell House to take some photos. Pui, who is being ‘seconded’ to us by the University of Cumbria to help us with marketing our Bowness Bed and Breakfast, Blenheim Lodge, is adept at … Read More