Explore the Lake District
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The Lake District is Britain’s most popular national park with 15 million people visiting every year. With its rolling green hills and sparkling patchwork of lakes it’s not hard to see why. The Lake District has inspired many poets and writers from Wordsworth to Beatrix Potter. Whether you’re looking for literary inspiration or just a relaxing break amongst beautiful countryside we have the perfect hotel for you.
If you’re a poetry fan a great place to visit is Rydal Mount which is a grand house where William Wordsworth spent a lot of his time. The house has a fascinating collection of Wordsworth memorabilia including his pen and ink stand. You can explore all the rooms of the house so you get a really unique insight into how the poet and his family lived.
If you can’t get enough of Wordsworth, the Lake District also has The Wordsworth Museum which has a great collection of his letters and journals. The museum has some very interesting interactive displays which guide you through the work and life of the poet. When you fancy taking a quick break you can visit the Dove Cottage tearooms which offer excellent homemade cakes and scones.
Adrenaline junkies should head to the Whinlatter Forest Park which stretches for 1,200 hectares. The park is home to a specially designed Go Ape treetop assault course which is a great family activity. The park also offers bike hire and has two thrilling mountain bike trails. If you’re lucky you might catch a glimpse of a rare red squirrel as the forest is designated as a reserve for the endangered animals.
The best place for any Beatrix Potter fan is the World of Beatrix Potter which is located in the heart of the town Bowness-on-Windermere. The attraction has lots on offer including a film detailing the life of the author as well as a meticulous recreation of the garden featured in Peter Rabbit. There’s also the unique chance to take a virtual walk through the Cumbrian countryside with 360˚ views created with special projectors. The attraction also has its own gift shop which has a great selection of gifts inspired by Peter Rabbit and his friends for you to take home.