Gardening

The entrance to Sizergh Castle
Afternoon Tea, Gardening, Historic Houses, History, Lunches, National Trust, Picnics, Things to do for free

10 reasons to visit Sizergh Castle near Kendal

I’ve visited Sizergh Castle many, many times over the years, but have stepped inside the castle itself just twice. That’s because there are a whole host of reasons to spend time at Sizergh that not everyone may be aware of (although visiting the castle itself is a good start!). Here […]

The meadow at Mirehouse, Bassenthwaite
Afternoon Tea, Dog-friendly, Gardening, Historic Houses, History, Viewpoints, Visitor Attractions, Walks

10 reasons to visit Mirehouse alongside Bassenthwaite Lake

I’ve wanted to visit Mirehouse for a long time, and one beautiful sunny Saturday in July, my gem-hunting companion and I decided we’d risk the busy weekend traffic (which curiously turned out to be almost non-existent that day) and head north to Bassenthwaite. We thoroughly enjoyed our look around Mirehouse, […]

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 […]