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 simply relaxing in this pulchritudinous region of Cumbria.

scafell, lake district
Scafell, one of England’s highest mountains, in Wasdale. (Photo by Dave Willis, courtesy of www.cumbriaphoto.co.uk.)

Over the coming weeks, the Lake District will host a number of events which should appeal to a wide range of interests. One of these events is being held a mere mile from Blenheim Lodge, our Bed and Breakfast Guest House in Bowness-on-Windermere. Aficionados of Moorcroft Pottery will enjoy the Moorcroft exhibition at Blackwell House, the beautifully preserved Arts and Crafts home of the Holt family. Read more details of ‘Moorcroft: 100 Years of a Living Art Pottery’ at www.blackwell.org.uk/exhibitions/moorcroft-100-years-living-art-pottery.

Blackwell House
The exterior of Blackwell House, located by the shores of Lake Windermere, and just a short mile from Blenheim Lodge Guest House.

For cyclists, there are Sky Rides to enjoy with strangers and friends alike, with or without guides. For example, on 22nd July 2014, there is the ‘Windermere – The Shore Line – Sky Ride’ with the starting point just 3 miles from our B&B, Blenheim Lodge (www.goskyride.com/Search/Details?eventid=39836). Brockhole Visitor Centre itself is worth a visit as it holds a variety of events. Visitors can drive or take a bus there from Bowness-on-Windermere; or, in the summer, they can also take a ferry ride there from Bowness Pier, just 5 minutes’ walk from Blenheim Lodge Guest House.

The beautiful gardens of Brockhole, now a visitor centre where various events are held throughout the year. Photo courtesy of www.visitcumbria.com/amb/brockhole.htm.
The beautiful gardens of Brockhole, now a visitor centre where various events are held throughout the year. Photo courtesy of www.visitcumbria.com/amb/brockhole.htm.

Many race goers come to the Lake District for the Cartmel Races. Cartmel is a pretty village about 15 minutes’ drive from Bleheim Lodge, and is also home to L’enclume, the famous Michelin restaurant owned by Simon Rogan. The weekend of 19th July  2014 will see many folk enjoying ‘horse racing, refreshments, a funfair and numerous trade stands at the summer barbecue racedays which promise to bring some fine racing to Cartmel on the edge of the Lake District. Now in its 11th year, the jumping bonanza on Saturday July 19th 2014 looks set to be Cartmel Racecourse’s best yet.’ (www.yourguide2thelakedistrict.co.uk/cartmel-races-barbecue-raceday-i292.html)

The excitement of Cartmel Races can be experienced at Cartmel Racecourse in Cartmel, a lovely medieval village located 15 minutes' drive from Blenheim Lodge. (Photo courtesy of www.yourguide2thelakedistrict.co.uk/cartmel-races-august-bank-holiday-meetings-2012-i174.html.)
The excitement of Cartmel Races can be experienced at Cartmel Racecourse in Cartmel, a lovely medieval village located 15 minutes’ drive from Blenheim Lodge. (Photo courtesy of www.yourguide2thelakedistrict.co.uk.)

So, why not pack your bags for a few days in the Lakes and come and enjoy this lovely district with us? You will find a friendly welcome at Blenheim Lodge. And remember to ask about our longer stay discounts if you have more than a few days spare!

The Langdale offers a magnificent 4-poster bed and is perfect for a relaxing romantic break. Enjoy some tremendous lake views from this room.
The Langdale offers a magnificent 4-poster bed and is perfect for a relaxing romantic break. Enjoy some tremendous lake views from this room.

We have rooms for double, single, twin or triple occupancy, all with Lake or woodland views. For more details about our rooms and availability, do contact us by phone or email (details below) or use the BOOK NOW button to book online at www.blenheim-lodge.com.

This view from The Eyrie was captured by a repeat Japanese guest who recently stayed in this room. Marvel at the wonderful vista before you!
This view from The Eyrie was captured by a repeat Japanese guest who recently stayed in this room. Marvel at the wonderful vista before you!

Blenheim Lodge . . . panoramic Lake views, peace and tranquillity, nestled against acres of beautiful fields and woodlands, in the heart of the English Lake District National Park.’

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