Well, the last Bank Holiday before Christmas has just passed and we are not meaning that to sound in any way depressing. This is just a little nudge for those whom this event has sprung up on and that have no plans. This Bank Holiday more than any shouldn’t be wasted. There isn’t any point in leaving it until the last minute to see what the weather is doing, it’s Britain. Take the Lakes by the horn and get somewhere booked and quick.
Having been included in the Lonely Planet 2015 Ultimate Travel 500 top sights list and other huge world travel compilations in the last 12 months, the Lake District is obviously hitting the right note with travellers worldwide. Facilities are increasing and getting bigger and better, the travel network expanding and areas such as Windermere with some of the best places to stay in the whole of the UK along with an ever growing restaurant industry and nearby Cartmel being the home, for yet another year, of the UK’s number 1 eatery, L’Enclume.
The bustling areas of Windermere and Bowness make for great September weekend away. Plenty to see and do whatever the weather, cruises, rowing boats, cycling, walking and the ability to never dine in the same place twice with the huge choice of bars and restaurants.
Where to stay:
For easy access to Bowness and Windermere but is a secluded location try the Damson Dene Hotel.
What to do:
Cycle Windermere’s western shore by travelling across on the Bike Boat or Windermere Ferry or around the quite roads of the Lyth Valley. Visit Brockhole – the Lake District Visitor Centre. Experience Swallows and Amazons in film for or in real life in many locations around Windermere and Bowness.
Where to eat:
Local, seasonal food can be found in abundance in the Heron View Restaurant at the Damson Dene Hotel. Alternatively there is a choice of traditional, Lake District inns just a short drive away.