Five reasons to go to – The Lake District

After spending the weekend away in the Lake District for Jess’s Wedding. I got talking to people in work who have said  they have never been. They continued to ask if I would recommend anything to do. Here is my top five things to do in the Lake District.

Things I’ve enjoyed doing:

  1. Visiting a Lake. Go to the Lake District, visiting a lake is a must. I’ve seen Derwent water, Lake Windermere and Lake Ullswater. My first one was Lake Ullswater visiting it with Jess. They are so beautiful, definitely need to visit one.
  2. Grasmere Gingebread. A visit to Sarah Nelson’s Gingerbread shop is a must. The only place to get this famous, hidden secret Gingerbread. It’s absolutely delicious and only place where you can find it. My mum introduced me to this and I am slightly gutted I never got to go this time.1379405_10153360550830468_982663039_n
  3. The World of Beatrix Potter. Beatrix Potter the author and creator of books like Peter Rabbit, bought a cottage in the Lake District. Here she got her ideas for her books. As her books and population has grown, they now have a World of Beatrix Potter attraction to make the books come alive. Me and mum visited The World of Beatrix Potter. If you have kids and want to make them feel like there part of the story, it’s worth a visit. For me, I want to go to her cottage, Hill Top.Photo: Peter Rabbot Garden
  4. Lakeland. The cook and homeware brand started in the Lake District. This is their flagship store.  Me and mum went to the Lakeland shop. It’s huge, filled with cookware and gadgets you’ll want to buy. A fab opportunity to have tea and scones.
  5. Theatre by the Lake. As Jess works here and took me to my first performance there it’s definitely one everyone should try and see one. Situated in the town of Keswick and next to a lake, its a perfect excuse to see a performance.

There is so much to do in the area. The Telegraph has lots of ideas and more tips on what to do.

 

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