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Sep 9, 2019 - Lake District

Today we ventured out to look at the Lake District National Park. We went to Winerdamere where we caught a steam train to Lakeside in Lake Winadermere.  Lakeside Station is unusual in that one side of the platform is the train line, and the other side is a dock. When we arrived at Lakeside we got on a boat which took us up Lake Windermere.  Lake Windermere is the largest of the lakes, it is 11 miles long, 1 mile wide at its widest, and 220 feet deep. The boat took us to Bowness where we visited "The World of Beatrix Potter" this is a great...

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May 14, 2018 - All DayTour - Lake District

Today was a sunny day in the mid to upper 60's for our all day tour through the Lake District. We made a large circle from the east side of Lake Windemere to the north end of the lake, on west almost to the Irish Sea (we could see it and vaguely the Isle of Man), back to the south end of the Lake and back around to Bowness where we started. The whole trip was like driving from one scenic postcard to another. Lovely, lovely country. The fields were all full of either hedges dividing the sheep or dry stone walls – the stone walls are hundreds...

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May 13, 2018 - Bordeaux to Bowness-on-Windemere

Today was a travel day leaving Bordeaux around noon and arriving in Manchester, England around 4:00 p.m. We had made arrangements for private transportation to our rental house in Bowness-on-Windemere and made it there by around 6:00 p.m. The English countryside was lovely and in the area where we are staying, there are a lot of sheep & cattle. The fields are divided either by hedges or old stone walls. We found a great restaurant so we could have our first fish & chips of the trip. There is nothing better than this original English food!!...

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Jun 6, 2015 - Bowness - Day 13

The morning was cold and windy and we made our plans hoping to compensate for the conditions. Following breakfast at our accommodation, we drove to Kendal 8 miles SE of Windemere to visit Sizergh ( pronounced size) Castle. Unknown to us, the castle is closed on Friday's and Saturday's and our visit was restricted to the gardens only. It appears that the castle, which is now the property of National Trust, was bequeathed by the Strickland Family in the 1950's, in perpetuity for family descendants and these two days were agreed their private...

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Jun 5, 2015 - Bowness - Day 12

We had a leisurely start and a short ferry ride to visit Hill Tops Farm, the home of Beatrix Potter, at Near Sawrey . Unfortunately, this significant tourist attraction closes on Friday's and we were unable to view. As a consequence, we drove North via Ambleside to Rydal to visit Rydal Hall and it's gardens. The drive overlooked the lakes in many places and was as spectacular as we have become accustom. The gardens which are primarily formal were restored in 2007 after years of neglect. A feature of the gardens is a stream and waterfall...

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Jun 4, 2015 - Bowness - Day 11

Our Guest House breakfast was of a good standard and we ate as we completed our morning routine for Emails, Facebook, Record Keeping, Journal entry and activity planning. Our first task for the day was to walk Bowness and Windemere taking the high road to the north west of Windemere before making for the lake edge to return to Bowness There is little question that this is a beautiful part of the world and based on the number of Guest Houses and Hotels servicing these two areas alone, there are many that would agree with us. The image of...

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Jun 3, 2015 - Bowness on Windemere - Day 10

I had breakfast in the Hotel for the second time. The waiter and I had a communication difference between "a full breakfast" and "the full breakfast". The full breakfast I ordered ( and there was more than one) was not the full breakfast ( there is one called a full breakfast ) that he delivered. I did not fight the issue with the justifiably stressed waiter. Our drive to the family castle at Dawyck alongside the Dawyck Botonical Gardens had us heading to Peebles in fine sunny weather with little wind. Our best day for weather in the past...

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