What's in Windermere

March was a pretty exciting month for me, lots of travelling and adventures, one of them being a trip to the Lake District as a late birthday weekend away. We spent the weekend in my friend's parent's pretty spectacular static caravan and saw everything that Bowness-on-Windemere and the surrounding areas had to offer. 



If you haven't visited the British countryside you need to get it on your to-do list, Britain has the most picturesque sights that you may take for granted when it is one of our great gems. One of my favourite parts of England is the Lake District, only 1h30 from Manchester and it holds the biggest lake in England. The Lakes cover such a vast mass of land you can never get bored, it hosts villages such as Windermere, Bowness, Kendal and Ambleside, all unique and full of quirky shops for you to explore. 

We stayed just on the outskirts of Bowness-on-Windemere, in a place called Castlethwaite, there is little to no phone signal, lots of fresh air and silence, it really is a place that you can relax and unwind. Across from the caravan park was a hotel/pub called the Damson Dene, which suprisingly had delicious and pretty upmarket food, not the normal pub grub i'm used to. Although I will admit, my favourite food was the greasy chippy we had on Sunday, followed by Nutella and Hazelnut ice-cream and the classic kendal mint cake on the drive home. 



If you're a shopper, it is a great place to be, Bowness especially, a short walk from the lake and you're surrounded by the village shops. You MUST visit the fudge shop, you'll smell it before you see it. When you go in you can try the different varieties and see them making it there and then. There are so many flavour (including peanut butter) and you can grab a variety bag to taste them all. There are lots of cafes and restaurants about and shops you can find all sorts of bits and bobs in. If you head up to Windemere, there is a fabulous handmade beauty shop called Agnes and Cat, they sell soy wax candles and bath goodies, like the delicious parma violet bath bomb I bought. 



If you've got more of a thing for exploring and adventure, do not worry, there is so much for you to do. At Brockhole there's loads land, including a tree top adventure park, a play area for children, mini golf and you can also hire boats to go out onto the lake. Or, if you're feeling like you want a rest, just have a stroll and take in the beautiful scenery. After this we visited Wray castle and had a quick look through Ambleside on the way. Unfortunetly the castle was closed whilst we were there, but the view was spectacular so we just took a walk around the grounds instead which was equally as pleasing. 

If you're visiting England, make sure you don't rule out our great countryside, and if you're from Britain, what about a holiday somewhere closer to home this year? 

Cya 
Eryn

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