Hi guys, my parents are flying over here from Canada and I thought a trip to the Lake District might be nice...however I've noticed that trains with East Midlands only go to either Bootle (Cumbria) or Oxenholme...which seem about an hour drive from the National Park. Do you have any tips on how to get closer to the park? Any recommendations on where to stay?
Thanks so much!
I will be visiting the lake district with my family for about three nights at the start of June (We have a 3 year old and an 8 month old)
Can anyone recommend some excellent accomodation near any of the lakes? We visited Bowness-on-Windermere briefly last year and were enchanted.
Budget is a consideration & self catering is fine, but our main desires are cleanliness, scenery and hopefully the likes of a rustic log fire!
Thanks for your help folks.
What is the best way to get information about a train to get us to Heathrow?
My husband and I will be staying in Lancaster with our 2 year old boy for about 5 days. We will go to Liverpool for about 2 days (hubby super fan of the Beatles) and we were wondering where should we go the rest of the days. We were thinking Conwy, Blackpool, Chester. Since we are traveling with a toddler we will be slower than normal because of naps, feeding, etc. What other places do you recommend we should visit that would be fun for my son and for us too? We rented a car.
Thanks so much!
Greetings! We are having difficulty finding a Car Rental Company that enables us to pick up a rental in Carlisle and drop it off 3days later in Heysham. We are catching this ferry to Douglas,Isle of Man as foot passangers.Would appreciate any names of car rental companies that do this one way rental...Thanks
Hi VT friends, Long time no see... :o) After our next May holidays in Scotland having been planned... I wonder if someone knows where to find the most quite and loveliest caravan & camping site in the Lake District. Ideas? Suggestions? Thank you & Kindest regards, Viviane
Hi, I'm doing a short tour in Scotland and was wondering if it makes any sense to take a train from Edinburgh to Lake District for an overnight stay. Is just a one day stay in Lake District worth it? I'm actually unaware of what one (as a tourist) really sees or does when visiting "Lake District". Any advice would be welcome. I'm actually asking for my parents. I'm not even sure if it's a straight train that'll go from Edinburgh to Lake District (Windemere right?)...and if they arrive in the afternoon...spend that evening and the next morning there and leave in the afternoon the following day. Does this sort of "stop over" tour make sense? Look forward to your helpful responses :) Thanks!!
Hi, I'm going to be spending a few days driving around the lakes at the end of may,in a classic mini, I'm looking to use mainly B and single track roads, I have some routs that I'm going to take but would welcome any local info has to good back and off main roads I can try the more winding and narrow the better it's what these little cars were made for, I'm staying in Ambleside and will be running out of there doing a different circular tour each day.
Hi, I am thinking of taking my other half to the Lakes for his birthday as he's never been. There would be 4 adults and 2 children in total and we would need 3 bedrooms. I would consider a chalet, cottage, lodge but not a caravan - my 13 year old son who is Autistic doesn't sleep well and in a Cabin Bed he has no chance as he's nearly 6'! I don't fancy being too out of the way and would like it to be somewhere my son and his friend can be entertained, sports, pool etc - night time enetertainment isn't a must but would possibly be used if available. I would love somewhere with a private hot tub if possible - just something extra for his birthday. Oh and I'd rather not pay the earth as he's at risk of losing his job! I know it's a large act - I am a travel agent so have tried the usual hoseasons, cottages for you etc! Thought I may get more options from those in the know!
Is Michael's Nook closed?
Hi, Im stopping in Barrow in Furness for New Year with my boyfriend. Can anyone tell me the best places in and around to visit, the best shopping places (and if they will be open) Thank you
Would like to spend a few days in the Lake District in July. Will have a car. Trying to decide between Keswick/Derwentwater or Windermere as a home base. Any suggestions?
Does anybody know of any cottages which are still available for the Christmas period. I'm looking at going for a week say 21st to the 28th. Also can anyone recommend a good pub/ event to spend New Year in the Lakes? thanks in advance, Chris
Hi Wonder if anyone can help with some information My wife is looking at a cottage in Ambleside for a week over New Year. Can anyobe tell me if there is likely to be anything open during this period - restaurants etc. I don't want to get there and everything be closed for winter as we would be looking to eat out most evenings at least Thanks in advance
Hi Im taking part in the Geohustle 'Big G' mountian challenge in Keswick early October, i was hoping that someone may be able to recommend a walker friendly, and more importantly cheap b and b or bunkhouse. I dont fancy camping this time but dont have big bucks to spend on a fancy B & B, maybe a bunkhouse would be a good idea but i dont know of any in the centre of Keswick so thats a no no. Look forward to your suggestions. Cheers Steve
How much a bus ride costs from Oxenholme to Windermere ? and how much time it takes?? is there a better transport alternative??
Hello Can anyone suggest some cheap accommodation hostel/backpacker B & B in Carlisle or maybe Dumfries or Lockerbie. Hope someone can assist. Cheers
We want to stay for one night on a saturday towards the end of july in Bowness on Windermere but everywhere seems stipulate a minimum of 2 nights on a weekend - that would be lovely but due to work restrictions we cannot commit to two days! Thank you in advance, Clare
I am hoping to bring friends from Carlisle, Dumfries and Hartlepool on a trip to Barrow (by rail) and wonder if anyone can give me some interesting places to see. We will only have about 3 hours in Barrow and will need places within easy walking distance from the station. Hope someone can help. thank you
i need brochures about windermeres tourist. if some one knows where i can request a brochure off the internet please let me know. which is the best place in windermere to go for shopping?
We are just about to book with Lakelovers. The coach house at Grasmere. would love to hear from anybody that has stayed here in the past. Good or bad Thanks Keith
We are visiting the Lake District for a few days in Setember. We are staying in Penruddock i believe, near to Penrith. What should we see/do/eat etc? Any suggestions welcome, whether they be obvious tourist must-see's or something a little less obvious and requires local knowledge. Suggestions for eating places are also welcome, and does anyone know which pubs sell Timothy Taylor Landlord in the area? Cheers James
Hi, we will be visiting the lake district in 2 weeks. I am looking at the web to give my husband a one on one day with a lake district photographer who knows where to go for great shots...!! Can any one give me some advice or refer me to some one? My husband knows how to make pictures...he is not a beginner... Thanks in advance Miranda (Holland)
hi, I would like to know if there are any tour from edinburgh to new sawrey to visit beatrix potter hill top house.Let me know if you know it or which is the way to go by bus or train from edinburgh. thank you
We're attending a show at Carlisle Castle in a couple of weeks. Is there anywhere nice within walking distance of the Castle to eat on a Saturday evening? Looking for something informal and suitable for a teenager. Thanks.
Hi, I am planning my first trip to the Lake district with a friend and 5 under 7 year olds. The youngest is almost 2, 2 are 4 and the others 6 and 7. We are planning to leave from Edinburgh by train and to camp. Could anyone give us advice on where would be best to go as we dont drive but want a nice nature filled experience for the kids with enough emenities at hand to keep all entertained. No computer game halls please but places with activities like rowing/fishing/adventure playgrounds etc. Also any advice on good camping grounds which are not too far from things as again we wont have a car. Any advice on what to pack too as its our first time camping. Thanks Thanks
Hi , I am in the Crawley , South East London.We are planning to visit the Lake District during the Easter Holidays(April first week 2010 ).The BBC Weather update gives that the temperatures will vary from 5-10 degrees.Wanted to check if it is wise to travel in this period to see the complete beauty of the place or postpone the travel to a later date. Wanted to know which time period is the mot apt season to visit Lake District.Also it would be helpful if some suggestons about best accomodations in and around the aera and an idea on the Vegetarian restaurants(Preferably Indian) would be of great help. Regards, Radhika.
We will be traveling beginning next Saturday for a short visit and would like recommendations on what to see/do that are available in mid-March. We have visited this glorious area before, so we are looking for other than the major tourist sites. We're staying at a B&B near Ambleside and another B&B near Askrigg during our short trip. Thank you for any assistance! Camille
hi all we are coming to cumbria/lake district in june and want to visit some friends near manchester by car. coming by flight we wanted to rent a car in manchester airport and give back the car then in windermere or keswick because we plan to travel in the lake district by public transports. on the internet we did not found any possibility for such a rental of a car. any other suggestions or solutions? many thanks daniel p. schmidt, switzerland
Hi there Does anyone know how to get to Hadrian's wall from Carlisle? Is the sight reachable by public transport, is it perhaps within walking distance from the city centre? Thanks. Eugene