More things to do on a romantic Lakeland retreat (ii)

A little while back, I wrote about some things to do whilst enjoying a romantic Lake District weekend. Here are some more ideas. Many people visit the Lake District because of its many waters. We had a newly married couple … Read More

One word – HOT!

It has been a fortnight of sweltering heat in the Lake District. For sun lovers, the Lake District National Park will be a perfect place to visit, both to lap up the sunshine and to take a dip in the … Read More

Lake District summer break

The Lake District is an absolutely stunning location for a holiday any time of the year, but in the summer, with the addition of extra transport options through the Cross Lakes Experience, a summer break in the Lakes gets even … 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

Classic car shows

I watched ‘Flog It!’ today on location at the Coventry Transport Museum, which made me think about the annual classic car shows and rallies in the Lake District. Working and living in a Bed and Breakfast in Bowness-on-Windermere, we often … Read More

Clouds

Today saw the last morning of our Malaysian visitors’ holiday with us. They had been staying for the previous eight nights and, as is the way of Lakeland weather, they had experienced all variations except snow. However, they could see … Read More

Day out on the buses

This morning saw me helping an elderly couple who wanted to visit the areas between Bowness-on-Windermere and Keswick. As they did not have private transport and the skies were a bright blue with every indication of good weather for the … Read More

Pretty villages in the Lake District

There are many towns, villages and hamlets in Cumbria, home of the English Lake District. My inspiration for today’s post comes from watching ‘Escape to the Country’ this afternoon. The presenter, Alistair Campbell, was helping a couple to find a … Read More

Single rooms in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bowness-on-Windermere is a bustling town with serviced accommodation to suit all budgets. Most hotels, guest houses, and small bed and breakfasts offer double, twin and family rooms, but not many have single rooms to let. At Blenheim Lodge, however, we … Read More