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A Lakeland Holiday

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As some of you may already know last week we went on a short break to the Lake District with our friends Sandra and Russell and as usual had a great time viewing the sights, enoying the Food and Drink and having lots and lots of laughs [see Bloomer’s Blog]
Here are a few more pictures of this beautiful area to share with you.

View From Our Bedroom at The Windermere Hotel

Bowness is a very busy lively and colourful place with lots of Cafes and Shops ,it was around one and half miles walk from the Hotel to the Lakeside and plenty of shops to browse on the way;0) !

The Pleasure Boats on Lake Windermere were very busy, we didnt go for a sail as we were booked for one on Lake Ullswater.!

After all the walking, browsing and dining we were always ready to relax in the bar each evening

We visited the lovely Historic town of Ambleside, Known as “The Jewel of The Lakes”. A very popular place for walkers, and hikers,it has many old buildings and wonderful lakeland views.
Market Cross dates back to the 1800s

The Old Mill Water Wheel over “Stock Beck”

“Bridge House” thought to be the most photographed house in England, built as a folly over the river to avoid Land Tax and used as an Apple Store it is thought at one time to have housed a family betwen 6-8 people .

Just to add a few more to the number of people photoghraphed here.

The Boys

And The Girls.

Before we left this pretty Town we just had to stop for a bite to eat at The Priest Hole.

One of the highlights of the tour was a Sail on Ullswater.

View from the Pier.

Wonderful Views throughout the sail, Harry and I sat on the outside top deck, Hardy Sailors that we are! Sandra and Russell sat undercover, although they did join us on top for the last 10mins;0)

The sail took around an hour and was very secenic and relaxing , we left the boat at Pooley Bridge to join our coach for a the rest of the afternoon in Keswick and Grasmere.

We had a brilliant holiday but the most memorial part was our visit to Levens Hall and the Gardens. I know Sandra has put on a blog about it.but I can’t resist putting on a few more pictures, Hope you enjoy.

Well friends hope you have enjoyed your visit to the Lakes with us and thanks for viewing, until the next one Bye Bye.

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Looks like you had a really wonderful holiday Carole. It is certainly a beautiful area, I went there myself last year. So picturesque.

21 Sep, 2013

 

Lovely interesting happy blog, wonderful xx x

21 Sep, 2013

 

Thanks Cinderella, its a a wonderful place so much to see and so near too;0)

Thanks Pam pleased you enjoyed the blog;0)

21 Sep, 2013

 

lovely blog, with lovely pictures of the gardens and your visit to the lakes. Love the Lake District, happy holiday memories for me.

21 Sep, 2013

 

Thanks Olive lovely memories for me too, dont think I could ever tire of it;0)

21 Sep, 2013

 

Absolutely lovely. isn't it great that some places don't change?! I love Ambleside so much. It was where I saw my first ever red squirrel...on the walk up the waterfall at the back of the village....beautiful!

Levens Hall looks amazing. Lord and Lady Strathmore (Glamis Castle) were there recently and brought us back photos. I think they are hoping we can make their walled gardens look just as beautiful....time will tell!

21 Sep, 2013

 

Karen, I know that walk well, we love Ambleside too and that pretty bridge house, Pp is the National Trust shop still inside the bridge house? So glad you all had a good time together, I can imagine the laughs you had! :)

21 Sep, 2013

 

Thanks Karen and Grandmage It was all magnificent.and the Bridge House is sttill a Tourist Information Centre Karen just wish I had read more about the place before we visited'0)

21 Sep, 2013

 

Good one,Carole..you have written a lovely blog,and your photo's captured the places perfectly..I have no idea who the people are..but didn't they scrub up well ? Lol.
It's nice to see we each took some different pics too ...Where are we going next? ..We've been browsing ! Lol xx

21 Sep, 2013

 

Thanks Sandra, who ever they are look nice people to know lol a bit snowed under wth the cough and cold easing a little so will have a browse with the coming week;0)

21 Sep, 2013

 

Looks a lovely place carole, glad you all had a lovely break....

22 Sep, 2013

amy
Amy
 

It's always a pleasure to see what you have been up to on your ' away ' days Carole , they always look to be so interesting and fun ,I liked that Bridge house as well ,I wonder if we could still get away with that trick to avoid land tax today ? I'm glad you had a lovely time :o)) x

22 Sep, 2013

 

Thanks Holly we certainly did;0)

We make the most of every minute Amy. Im sure the government have thought of a way to charge even if it is built over water, they never miss a trick to coin it in;0(

22 Sep, 2013

 

Very nice Carole. I'm glad you enjoyed your holiday :o) and thank you for showing more photos of Levens Hall. It's a very interesting building to look at.

22 Sep, 2013

 

Thank you Hywel, Levens Hall is certainly a place to visit again, the gardens especially fantastic vistas at every turn;0)

22 Sep, 2013

 

Thank you for putting this together. It was lovely to see some of my favourite familiar places again.

John lost his sunglasses when on board that steamer -did you see any? They weren't a great loss -he doesn't go in for designer gear!!!

22 Sep, 2013

 

Oh,were they his,Chris ? .shame,they fit Russell so well ! Lol x

22 Sep, 2013

 

Now I know where Russell got his new Sunglasses from loI!

23 Sep, 2013

 

Finders,keepers! Lol.I bet Harry is so jealous :o) x

23 Sep, 2013

 

Oh he is he is lol will contact you later today [still feeling rough].

24 Sep, 2013

 

Oh dear,Carole..I tried ringing you on Saturday morninga couple of times but you were engaged..sorry to hear you are still not feeling well..I'm meeting Waddy today for lunch,but will be home later this afternoon....or this evening..?take care xx

24 Sep, 2013

 

Hope you're feeling better now Carole? Great blog af a fantastic place and don't you all look tanned. In fact, I think you're both having too good a time and I think it's bad for you. Next thing you know you'll be off gallivanting again ...and no ... I'm not jealous:-))))

5 Oct, 2013

 

Lovely blog Carole ... a part of the country we have not visited for many years ... you all look so hale and hearty too! Hope your cold has gone now ... :o)

13 Oct, 2013

 

Really enjoyed your blog Carole, Ian and me had a very similar holiday in June, also visited Levens, isnt it amazing to see the huge topiary, and so old! We then travelled up to Ullswater and had lunch at the tea house by the bridge....happy memories.......

13 Dec, 2013

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