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!
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!
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
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
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
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 plan to travel be car from Edinburgh to Far Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside leaving tomorrow morning and returning on 01.01.10. We have checked weather websites to see if it is safe to travel in a mid sized family vehicle but remain uncertain. Could you please let us know if the roads are safe to travel despit the current/predicted weather? Thank you Leandra
Planning to walk four peaks over three days in April 2010, There will be five of us (men) and we currently looking for accomindation which provides bed Breafast at a resonable cost... Can anyone help... or recommend Regards.
Hello everyone Im looking to book a break for me and my girlfriend to the Lake District and was wondering if you could help please I might be asking too much here lol but Ive always loved the idea of staying in a log cabin in a woodland setting surrounded by wildlife, trees (obviously) etc with a gorgeous view of the lake or a log cabin on the shore surround by woodland. Can anyone tell me if theres places of that sort to stay in the Lake District ? Ideally I dont really want to be in a area thats full of tourists, nice and quiet would be great with nice wildlife walks etc as Ive taken up photography too. Thanks so much in advance Kind regards Joe
Hello I am getting married in August and was thinking about a venue for my stag weekend. I am keen to avoid your typical stag weekend of nothing but drinking and shamefull behaviour. I would like to go some where with good walks, good sceinery, good pubs and some good male bonding. I feel the lake district would be perfect but where to stay? There will be around 15 men going and i would like to know where would be best to go. Any help or answears to my question would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Hello, I plan to take my 2 teenage children to the Lake District for 3 days in early July. How long would the drive be from London? And train journey? From which London station to where? I am unable to walk long distances - how is public transport there or are there online links to local car rental prices? Also, any info re: prices for vegetarian b+b or half board?We will be one or two adults and two teens. Thanks very much in advance, Leonie
Dear All, Could you suggest any nice picnic spot for having lunch in Windermere or around windermere ( 5 miles or so) We are reaching winderemere at around 11.30- 12.00 but our checkin time in the B&B is after 1. So we are planning to have our packed lunch in some open area, preferably scenic place. Thanks for all the help given to me in arranging this. cheers.... RK...
Dear All, Thanks for your reply I finally managed to Get booking into Brendanchase B&B in windermere. We are going there as two families 4 adults and 3 kids between 4-7. Can someone suggest things to do and places to visit near windermere. Ideally we would like to have some scenic outings with a few activities for the kids. I know I am asking for too much :-) We have three full days and stayng in windermere centre. Regars.. R>>>>
Hi Guys, I am planning to take a short break in Lake District over Easter. There are total 4 adults and and 3 kids. Is there any nice Self Catering which could be available only for 3 nights. I have checked a few but not much availability. I checked a few Youth hostels since they provide good budget. But unfortunately availability is very limited. Any advise/tips. cheers... R...
I am planning to spend some days in the lake District using Keswick as a base for hill walking. The dates that suit me best are May 1st to May 5th. But I now see that this is a UK Bank Holiday weekend. Does that mean the area will be very very busy with tourists? Difficult to park a car? Traffic jams? Walks very busy? OR, is it still quite early in the season? Views , comments, advice much appreciated. Thank you Pop.
Hello there, I'm wanting to go to the Lake District on a long romantic weekend, also to do a lot of activities such as mountain biking, walks and boating. I've looked at a feel lodges and cottages and they seem to be in a variety of areas. I was wondering where is the best village or town to stay. It would be nice to stay by the Lakes if possible. Any information would be greatly appreciated and i thank you in advance for taking time to reply. Kind regards, Kay
Hi all I'm looking for a small beautiful cottage with as much character as possible in the Lake District to take my girlfriend to for a long weekend. We would ideally like it to be slightly isolated (e.g. detached in a clearing of its own) but within walking distance of amenities or a small village. Near a lake for rowing and with a log burning fire would be a big bonus (if I haven't already asked too much!). I found one at the following link that seems fantastic but is unavailable until October, we were hoping to go in the middle of September heartofthelakes.co.uk/doveco... Thanks all for any help you can give Rob
We are from Melbourne, but will be visiting Britain soon. We will have a few days around Nottingham, then plan to go up to the Lake District for a weekend. Can you tell us roughly how many hours drive from Nottingham, to say Ambleside? Would Ambleside be the best town to stay for our overnight? any better suggestions? Any help would be appreciated. Regards, Glenda
I and my wife would like to spend three days in lake district. Any good places which we must go or worth to visit?