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This tiny, creeper-clad cottage, on the edge of the village, famously belonged to William Wordsworth. He arrived here with his sister Dorothy in 1799, before...
Ambleside makes a good base for hikes; the tourist office has a good selection of trail leaflets and guidebooks.The most popular walk is the short half-hour...
William Wordsworth's best-known Lakeland residence is definitely Dove Cottage, but he actually spent much more time at Rydal Mount, a much grander house...
Top on the list of things to do in Windermere is to take a lake cruise. The first passenger ferry was launched back in 1845, and cruising on the lake is...
In a purpose-built new home 2 miles south of Newby Bridge, this car museum houses a wonderful collection of antique cars: classic (Minis, Austin Healeys,...
For top-class pub dining, no place beats the Drunken Duck. The menu features whole-roasted duck and beetroot tarte Tatin, and ales come from the Barngates...
This award-winning craft brewery now has its own brewhall in Staveley, 3 miles east of Windermere. Core beers include Hawkshead Bitter, dark Brodie's Prime...
Bowness' best-loved boozer is also the town's oldest, dating back to 1612, and offering lashings of rough-beamed, low-ceilinged atmosphere.
This attractive pub is set on top of a grassy hummock behind the Bowness shoreline. It's more big-city-modern than backcountry-cosy: leather sofas, wooden...
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