Arts and Culture

Sizergh Castle
Arts and Culture, Historic Houses, History, National Trust, Things to do for free, Visitor Attractions

Things to do for free in the Lake District with National Trust membership

If you’re a National Trust member, there are a number of places in and around the Lake District you might consider visiting during your stay in the area. Most are included in the cost of annual membership, which could make membership worthwhile if you don’t have it already, and all […]

The Annie Garnett exhibition at Blackwell
Arts and Culture, Events, Historic Houses, History, Museums, Visitor Attractions

A stitch in time: The story of Annie Garnett and her Bowness spinnery

Have you ever wondered why the recently opened Arts Bar and Grill in Bowness-on-Windermere was previously a restaurant with the name The Spinnery? It turns out there’s an interesting piece of local history behind the name. Blackwell, The Arts and Crafts House, just outside Bowness-on-Windermere, is currently running an exhibition […]

Fireplace in the White Drawing Room at Blackwell
Afternoon Tea, Arts and Culture, Historic Houses, History, Museums, Rainy Days, Visitor Attractions

A house for all seasons: Blackwell, The Arts and Crafts House

At the end of the season, a number of the Lake District’s historic houses shut for the winter, however, Blackwell, just outside Bowness-on-Windermere, is an exception that is well worth visiting at any time of year. Blackwell is a famous example of a house from the Arts and Crafts movement, […]

Windermere Lake Cruises
Arts and Culture, Events, Food and Drink, Gardening, Historic Houses, Museums, Rainy Days, Shopping, Travel, Visitor Attractions

10 great ways to find discounts during your time in the Lake District

There’s no doubt that the costs of holidaying anywhere in the UK can easily mount up if you take into account admission prices, food and drink, public transport and parking. If you know where to look though, there are a few things you can be doing to save those pennies […]