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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 […]

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, […]

The Lingholm Kitchen, Portinscale
Afternoon Tea, Dog-friendly, Food and Drink, Places to Stay, Visitor Attractions, Walks

In Beatrix Potter’s footsteps at The Lingholm Kitchen and Walled Garden

If, like me, you’re interested in all things Beatrix Potter, the Lingholm Kitchen and Walled Garden at Portinscale – which is on the north-western shore of Derwentwater, near Keswick – should be high on your list of places to visit next time you’re exploring the Lake District. The main house […]