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Lake District | Wast water lake with Muncaster Castle detour

Wastwater Lake is roughly 55miles from our Windermere base. The plan was to drive straight there then through the peak back to the flat. However, on our way towards Wastwater Lake, we saw signs for a nearby castle. Of course, we have to check it out. We stopped by Muncaster Castle and they told us…

Lake District | Lowther Castle

A story of fortune and ruin… this is what happened to this once magnificent and still impressive building. Built at the turn of the 19th century by the first Earl of Lonsdale, on the site of two previous houses, the castle was a grand affair boasting a room for every day of the year. Its…

English Heritage’s Stott Park Bobbin Mill

Stott Park Bobbin Mill is an extensive working mill that produced literally millions of wooden bobbins vital to the Lancashire spinning and weaving industries. It is located on the shores of Lake Windermere and is the only working bobbin mill left in the Lake District today. We were guided around with excellent presentation from how…

Lake District | Wray Castle & Brockhole Centre

Wray Castle. Freshly rested from our long drive, we decided to visit the quirky Victorian neo-gothic Wray Castle across the lake. We drove to nearby Ambleside Pier and took a boat ride to the castle. It is also a perfect opportunity to have a look around. Wray Castle is a National Trust owned family friendly…

12 Places to visit at Lake District in summer with the kids

For our week long summer holiday this year, we decided to visit the Lake District. It is our first time and we just have a vague idea on the places we want to see. I did a bit of research but most of the things to do are hiking and boating… which is not really…

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