Lake District Journals

Beautiful Windermere and the lakes pt2

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A travel journal to Lake District by brady58

Orrest Head Photo, Windermere, England More Photos
Quote: Windermere and the surrounding area

The Rheged Centre

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Attraction | "Shame the inside didn't quite match the outside "

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I had never been to the Rheged Centre before but there was a leaflet in our bed and breakfast and it sounded like a good place to take the kids and as it wasn’t too far by car we drove to it one afternoon. The Rheged Centre is an indoor centre that has a few shops, cafes and local culture. What makes it really interesting is the fact that it is housed in Europes largest grass covered building. It was actually quite difficult to see it as the grass really does blend in well with the local landscape. Luckily it is located just outside Penrith and it was well signposted. Inside it is a large space and really quite fascinating but unfortunately I wasn’t all that impressed with the ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 17, 2012

The Rheged Centre
Redhills
Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0DQ
01768 868000

Orrest Head

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Attraction | "One of the most beautiful views in all of England "

Orrest Head Photo, Windermere, England
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When coming to Windermere one thing that you absolutely have to do is take a walk somewhere up high so that you can appreciate the views as they are some of the most stunning in all of England if not the world. Not everyone has the fitness or the inclination to climb one of the surrounding mountains to get a view of the landscape but there are other shorter and less intense climbs all over the area. One of the best is Orrest Head. Because I was in Windermere with my children it wasn’t practical for us to climb a mountain as they would have struggled so I asked about and was told that Orrest Head would probably be the best place for us to go. Orrest Head is a hill that towers ab...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 19, 2012

Orrest Head
Lake District
Eastern Shores of Windermere

Holehird Gardens

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Attraction | "Stunning tranquil gardens "

Holehird Gardens Photo, Windermere, England
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Holehird gardens are a stunning set of gardens located in Windermere in the Lake District and are a lovely place to spend a nice sunny afternoon. The gardens are easily walkable from Windermere town and take about an hour to reach through some gorgeous scenery and countryside. You can also drive or take a bus but the walk is so enjoyable that this is definitely the route that I would recommend you take. Definitely stop by the reception which is open until 5 o’clock every night and pick up a couple of leaflets which tell you all about the gardens and offer some walking rotes through them. The walled garden is exactly what the name suggests and is an old kitchen garden which is n...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 14, 2012

Holehird Gardens
Patterdale Road
Windermere, England LA23
015394 46008

World Owl Centre

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Attraction | "Up close and personal with owls"

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We spent nearly an entire day visiting Muncaster Castle and Gardens as there was so much to see and do there. We all enjoyed different parts of the trip but for my son his favourite part of the day was going to see the Owls at the world owl centre. The world owl centre is home to the world owl trust which is one of the planets leading conservation groups dedicated to the protection of owls. The centre also houses one of the largest collections of owls in the world. There are loads of different owls to see at the owl centre and loads of different species some of which I had never even heard of. The centre is a non-profit organisation and all the owls in the centre are there for ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 20, 2012

World Owl Centre
Muncaster Castle
Ravenglass, Cumbria CA18 1RQ
01229 717 614

Lakes Aquarium

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Attraction | "Interesting and educational "

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The kids and I had a fabulous time when visiting the Lake District. Not only is it one of the most beautiful places on earth it also has loads of things to do as a family even if the weather outside isn’t the best. One of the places we visited was the Lakes Aquarium which is situated on the shores of Lake Windermere. We were staying in Windermere town and the aquarium is on the other side of the lake so it would be quite a distance if we were to drive. Luckily the Windermere Steamers go to the aquarium so it was an easy and pleasant journey to the aquarium on the boats across the lake. I had bought our tickets online before arriving at the aquarium which makes it cheaper than p...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 11, 2012

Lakes Aquarium
Lakeside, Newby Bridge
Cumbria, England LA12 8AS
+44 15395 30153