Places to Visit in Ambleside

5 Places to Visit in Ambleside

There are many places to visit in Ambleside, from indoor climbing to fine dining restaurants. What’s more, it’s only a short drive away from your Windermere spa hotel. As such when you’ve finished a day out in Ambleside, you’ll be … Read More

Best Bars in Windermere

Best bars in Windermere, Lake District

Best bars in Windermere, Lake District While staying in the Lake District, visit some of the best bars in Windermere. You may be relaxing in a Windermere spa suite, enjoying a healthy spa weekend, but you still deserve a night … Read More

Walking in the Western Lake District

Walking in the Western Lake District

Walking in the Western Lake District While staying near Lake Windermere, how about walking in the Western Lake District? The coast of the Lake District can be easily reached from across the country. So you can always make it your … Read More

Lakes Alive 2018

About Lakes Alive 2018, Lake District

About Lakes Alive 2018 You can find out all about Lakes Alive 2018 on the official website, where further details of the weekends’ events are listed. Ultimately, however, Lakes Alive 2018 is a free arts event, bringing together local residents … Read More

What to do in the Lake District in September

What to do in the Lake District in September?

What to do in the Lake District in September? As the main tourist season comes to an end, there are still lots of things to do in the Lake District in September. Walking in Grasmere Live music Watch a musical … Read More

Windermere Wild Swim

Windermere Wild Swim, August 2018

Windermere Wild Swim, August 2018 The Windermere Wild Swim is an annual swimming event that takes place along Lake Windermere in the Lake District. When is Windermere Wild Swim? The 2018 Windermere Wild Swim is on Sunday 26th August. Windermere … Read More

Lake District Breweries near Windermere

Lake District Breweries near Windermere

When it comes to Lake District breweries near Windermere there is an abundance to choose from. In fact, the Lake District has one of the largest concentration of breweries in Britain. Lake District Breweries near Windermere The Watermill & Windermere … Read More

Lake District, August Bank Holiday 2018

What to do in the Lake District, August Bank Holiday 2018

What to do in the Lake District, August Bank Holiday 2018 Expect the Lake District to get busy this August Bank Holiday. After all, it’s one of the most popular holiday destinations in England. What’s on in the Lake District, … Read More

Things to do in Penrith, Near the Lake District

Things to do in Penrith, Near the Lake District When you stay near the Lake District on a regular basis, you may be after new ideas of what to see and do. As an example, there are plenty of things … Read More

Where to Stay Near Kendal Calling 2018

Where to Stay Near Kendal Calling 2018

About Kendal Calling 2018, Lake District Kendal Calling 2018 is a music festival in the Lake District, now in its 12th successful year. Having first opened its gates in 2006 was once a small 2-day event with a 900 capacity … Read More

Windermere Tennis Clubs in the Lake District

Windermere Tennis Clubs in the Lake District

Windermere Tennis Clubs in the Lake District With the sun shining it’s time to dust off those rackets and sign to play at one of several Windermere Tennis clubs. It’s the 2nd week of the Wimbledon Tennis tournament, so it’s … Read More

Where to watch the England games in Windermere

Where to watch the England games in Windermere?

Where to watch the England games in Windermere? Regardless of if you’re a keen football fan or just getting wrapped up in the moment, the World Cup is a special occasion. After all, it only comes around every 4 years. … Read More

Things to do in the Lake District in July 2018

Things to do in the Lake District in July 2018

Things to do in the Lake District in July 2018 With one of the hottest Junes on record coming to an end, it’s time to start planning things to do in the Lake District in July. If you’re staying in … Read More

The 5 Best Windermere Picnic Spots

The 5 Best Windermere Picnic Spots

The 5 Best Windermere Picnic Spots If you’re lucky enough to be spending some time in the Lake District this summer, then don’t forget to pack the sandwiches. Here at Aphrodite’s Lodge, we’ve selected some of the Best Windermere Picnic … Read More

5 Ideas for Father’s Day in Windermere

5 Ideas for Father’s Day in Windermere

5 Ideas for Father’s Day in Windermere Just because your Dad is off staying in a Boutique Spa Hotel in the Lake District, it doesn’t mean you can’t meet up. Here are 5 ideas for Father’s day in Windermere, alternatively … Read More

Things to do in Ambleside, the Lake District

Things to do in Ambleside, the Lake District

Things to do in Ambleside, the Lake District It may be Lake Windermere that attracts the tourists, but there are lots more things to do in Ambleside. So when you’re staying at a Spa Hotel in Windermere, don’t forget to … Read More

What's on in Windermere this June

What’s on in Windermere this June

What’s on in Windermere this June It’s hard to believe we’re almost at the halfway point of the year. However, despite the recent hot weather we haven’t even officially yet hit summer. So if you’re on a spa break in … Read More

5 Historic Houses in the Lake District

5 Historic Houses in the Lake District

5 Historic Houses in the Lake District If you enjoy grand buildings and wonderful gardens, there are plenty of historic houses in the Lake District to visit. Here we explore just 5 of them. Blackwell, Bowness-on-Windemere When you’re staying at … Read More

Traditional Cumbrian Food

Traditional Cumbrian Food You Need to Try!

Traditional Cumbrian Food You Need to Try! When you go on holiday it’s always nice to try some local cuisine. An afternoon cream tea, made up of scones, strawberry jam and cream is frightfully English. If you’re after something homely … Read More

John Ruskin and Coniston Water

John Ruskin and Coniston Water

John Ruskin and Coniston Water While there have been many famous residents in the Lake District over the years, Windermere has had its fair share. However, elsewhere in the Lakes we explore the links between John Ruskin and Coniston Water. … Read More

Visiting the Lake District and Beyond

Visiting the Lake District and Beyond

Visiting the Lake District and beyond When you are visiting the Lake District and beyond, book into the Aphrodite’s Hotel for somewhere to relax upon your return. With Lake Windermere as your backdrop, you can soak in your own hot … Read More

Which is better, North or South of the Lake District

Which is better, North or South of the Lake District

Which is better, North or South of the Lake District? As one of the most visited areas of the UK deciding which is better, North or South of the Lake District, it really does depend on personal tastes. After all, … Read More

2018 Events in Windermere

2018 Events in Windermere

2018 Events in Windermere As you start to think about booking your holiday in the Lake District, below are a selection of 2018 events in Windermere. Cinderella Running throughout January at the Lakes School, Windermere is the tail end of … Read More

Things to do in Windermere, Easter 2018

Things to do in Windermere, Easter 2018

Things to do in Windermere, Easter 2018 It may be out of season but there is still lots happening over the Easter bank holiday in the Lake District. It’s no surprise that chocolate is high on the agenda for things … Read More

A Honeymoon in Windermere

If you are planning a honeymoon in Windermere you can choose from a wide range of spa hotels, boutique hotels and luxury hotels close to the lake. Why not choose a luxury Windermere spa hotel with hot tubs, four poster … Read More

The 5 Best Windermere Picnic Spots

Romantic things to do in Windermere

If you are planning a romantic weekend in Windermere to celebrate a special occasion, you will find plenty of things to see and do near the lake. Romance and the Lake District go hand in hand from the days when … Read More

Avoid the crowds in the Lake District

Avoid the crowds in the Lake District

To avoid the crowds in the Lake District, visit during spring or autumn, before or after the long summer school holidays. A haven for walkers, hikers and lovers of the great outdoors, the Lake District offers a wide choice of … Read More

Ten things you probably didn’t know about Windermere

Windermere in England’s scenic Lake District is famous for its stunning countryside, its award-winning attractions and its beautiful lakes. Over 16 million people flock to the Lake District each year to walk, hike, swim and chill out in some of … Read More

The Great North Swim, Windermere (12-14 June)

Thousands of outdoor swimmers are heading to Windermere to take part in this weekend’s Great North Swim, 2015. One again being staged at Low Wood Bay Resort Hotel and Marina, Windermere, between 12-14 June, the largest outdoor swim in the … Read More

Romantic Hotels in Windermere Lake District

If you are planning your honeymoon in Windermere, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to romantic hotels in Windermere and Bowness. Why not choose a luxury boutique hotel with Love Suites with hot tubs, four poster beds, … Read More

Honeymoon hotels in Windermere

Honeymoon hotels in Windermere offer spa facilities, hot tub suites, mood lighting and luxurious bathrooms. Since famous poet William Wordsworth first waxed lyrical about the Lake District in the early 1800´s Windermere has become synonymous with romance. The Aphrodite´s Lodge … Read More

The top 10 places to enjoy a picnic in the Lake District

The top 10 places to enjoy a picnic in the Lake District

Now that summer is upon us, visitors to the Lake District will be making the most of the warmer weather and the stunning scenery. Why not combine a boat trip with a stroll around some of the most beautiful sites … Read More

Shopping in the Lake District, Cumbria

Shopping in the Lake District, Cumbria

Local markets have been a major attraction throughout towns and villages in the Lake District, Cumbria for many years. The markets offer a wide choice of delicious local produce and traditional crafts. Lively farmers markets and street markets are held … Read More

Lake District Information

Lake District Information

The Lake District National Park, in Cumbria is the largest National Park in England and is a perfect destination for lovers of the countryside. Some of the most popular cities, towns and villages in the Lake District include: Windermere, Ambleside, … Read More

Interesting facts about the Lake District National Park

Interesting facts about the Lake District National Park

The Lake District National Park is situated in north-west England and is famous for its lakes, mountains and forests which attract visitors from all over the world. Famous former residents of the Lake District were poet William Wordsworth (1770-1850) and … Read More

Traditional Cumbrian Food

Food and Drink in Cumbria

Cumbria may be most famous for its stunning countryside, lakes and mountains, but foodies are also in for a treat when they visit England’s most beautiful national park. Typical Cumbrian fare includes delicious meats, cheeses and confectionery, unique to this … Read More

15 Things you probably didn’t know about the Lake District

15 Things you probably didn’t know about the Lake District

Famous for its lakes, its mountains and its tarns, the Lake District is the most visited National Park in England. Some of the things you probably didn’t know about the Lake District include: The name ´Windermere´ The word “Windermere” is … Read More

Great places to visit in the Lake District

Great places to visit in the Lake District

The Lake District in Cumbria, attracts over 16 million visitors a year who come to explore its scenic towns and villages. Windermere is a great place to base yourself if you plan to travel around the Lake District, and there … Read More

A day out at Holker Hall

A day out at Holker Hall

Home to Lord and Lady Cavendish, Holker Hall is one of the most popular attractions in the Lake District. Situated close to the coastal town of Grange-over-Sands and Morecambe Bay, Holker Hall is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and boasts magnificent … Read More

Romantic hotels in the Lake District

Since famous poet William Wordsworth first waxed lyrical about the Lake District in the early 1800´s the region has become synonymous with romance. The Aphrodite´s Lodge is perfect for couples wanting to spend a romantic weekend in luxurious Windermere surroundings, … Read More

Scenic walks in the Lake District

Scenic walks in the Lake District

Whether you are a keen walker or you simply enjoy taking your dog for a walk, the Lake District offers a vast choice of tracks and trails through some of the most stunning countryside in England. Ash Landing and Claife … Read More

The top 5 things to do in Cheltenham

The top 5 things to do in Cheltenham

Cheltenham may be famous for the Cheltenham Festival, but if you are planning to book a break in the Cotswolds, you will find plenty of other attractions nearby. Bourton House Garden If you are a lover of the countryside, Bourton … Read More

Lakes and Attractions in Cumbria

Lakes and Attractions in Cumbria

The Lake District offers visitors a wealth of things to see and do, and some of the most beautiful landscapes in the UK. Whether you want a romantic weekend away to celebrate a special occasion or a midweek break in … Read More

Interesting facts and figures about Cumbria and the Lake District

Interesting facts and figures about Cumbria and the Lake District

As the largest National Park in England, the Lake District attracts over 16 million visitors each year. Some of the most interesting facts and figures about this beautiful part of England include: Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England, … Read More

12 Top Lakes in the Lake District

12 Top Lakes in the Lake District

The Lake District is blessed with a number of amazing lakes that keep millions of visitors flocking back each year. Each of these lakes is different and offers a unique experience to visitors: Bassenthwaite Lying between Cockermouth and Keswick is … Read More

The Top 10 Best Attractions in the Lake District

The Top 10 Best Attractions in the Lake District

Whether you are looking for family fun, a few days away from the hustle and bustle of the city or a romantic weekend, you will find plenty of places to visit in the Lake District. The Lakes has plenty to … Read More

Alfred Wainwright and the Lake District

Alfred Wainwright and the Lake District

Alfred Wainwright was born in 1907 in Lancashire where he was later educated. The most eventful part of his life began in 1930 when he first toured the Lake District. He completely fell in love with the area and made … Read More

Winter in Windermere

Winter in Windermere

Winter is fast approaching in Windermere and this is one of the best times to visit the Lake District if you want an idyllic break in a peaceful location. It may be chilly out on the fells, but we offer … Read More

Book a New Year Break in the Lake District

The Lake District is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK, attracting an average of 16 million visitors each year, and New Year is a special time to visit. If you want to get away from it … Read More

Christmas Traditions throughout the World!

Christmas Traditions throughout the World!

With the Christmas countdown well and truly underway, many of our thoughts in the UK will be turning to mince pies, Christmas carols, roast turkey and Brussel sprouts. Every country celebrates the festive season differently and some of the most … Read More

Fantastic December Competition – 3 Nights FREE in Aphrodite’s Log Cabin!

Congratulations to Audrey Sharples who has won 3 nights in the Aphrodite’s Log cabin in our fantastic December competition! Banish the post-festive blues and win a FREE 3 night midweek stay for 2 people in January in our luxury Aphrodite’s … Read More

7 of the best drives in the Lake District

7 of the best drives in the Lake District

If you are planning to visit the Lakes and you want to explore by car, you will find a vast choice of stunning drives with spectacular views. Seven of the best drives in the Lake District include: Kendal to Windermere … Read More

Fantastic Trip Advisor reviews for Aphrodite’s Lodge

Wow! Thanks to all of our guests for the fantastic reviews on Trip Advisor over the past month. Your great reviews include: “Went here for an overnight stay as a treat to getaway. Check in was nice and smooth and … Read More

Winter in Windermere

Put a spring in your step in Bowness-on-Windermere

Spring is one of the best times to visit Bowness-on-Windermere and you will find a wealth of things to see and do around the town. This thriving town is situated beside Lake Windermere, the largest lake in England, and offers … Read More

The Top 10 Best Attractions in the Lake District

The World of Beatrix Potter in Windermere

The World of Beatrix Potter attraction in Bowness attracts almost as many adults as children and over 20% of visitors are Japanese. Beatrix Potter was not only one of the UK’s most famous children’s authors and illustrators but is almost … Read More

Winter in Windermere

Why Visit the Lake District National Park?

The Lake District National Park is located in north-west England and is famous for its stunning scenery made up of lakes, mountains and forests. Famous former residents of the Lake District were poet William Wordsworth (1770-1850) and children´s author, Beatrix … Read More

Visiting the Lake District and Beyond

April events in the Lake District, 2016

If you are planning to visit the Lake District in April, you can choose from a wide range of events throughout the area. On Friday 1st April, the Arnside Country Market will be held from 9.30am-11.30am and offers a choice … Read More

5 Historic Houses in the Lake District

Historical Lake District

Roman Forts and Milecastles Cumbria’s Lake District may be famous for its stunning scenery, mountains and glistening lakes, but thousands of visitors also flock to see the Roman Ruins. Lake District attractions include a wealth of historical and cultural sites. … Read More

The 10 most stunning views in the Lake District, Cumbria

The 10 most stunning views in the Lake District, Cumbria

The Lake District is without doubt one of the most beautiful regions of England. Next time you visit, take the time to enjoy some spectacular views over lakes, mountains and fells. Derwentwater from Friar’s Crag Described by former local resident … Read More

The 10 most stunning views in the Lake District, Cumbria

Sunny Days in Windermere

We have enjoyed a great few days of sunshine in Windermere, with highs of 25C last weekend. Long may it continue! Spring is a great time to visit the Lakes before the summer crowds arrive, when the days are warmer … Read More

The 10 most stunning views in the Lake District, Cumbria

7 Scenic Places to Visit in the Lake District

The Lake District is one of the most beautiful parts of England and boasts stunning scenery, picturesque fells, steep waterfalls and dramatic mountains. Seven of the most scenic places to visit in the Lakes include: 1.Aira Force, Ullswater 1.Aira Force … Read More

Lake District Mountain climbs and walks

Lake District Mountain climbs and walks

Whether you are a walker, hiker or experienced climber, you will find plenty of hills and mountains to scale in the Lake District. Not only famous for its beautiful lakes, Cumbria is also home to the highest mountain in England, … Read More

Explore the Lake District by public transport

Explore the Lake District by public transport

If you decide not to drive around the Lake District, an excellent public transport system will take you to the major attractions. The Lake District is home to some of the best attractions in England. The North West Lakes are … Read More

Romantic hotel in the Lake District

Since famous poet William Wordsworth first waxed lyrical about the Lake District in the early 1800´s the region has become synonymous with romantic spa hotels and cottages. The Aphrodite´s Lodge is perfect for couples wanting to spend a romantic weekend … Read More

Outdoor activities in the Lake District

Though it may be well known for its scenic beauty, famous romantic poets, tranquil lakes and mountains, there are still plenty of things to do in the Lake District. It isn’t just a place to relax; it can get your … Read More

The 10 most stunning views in the Lake District, Cumbria

Parks and Gardens in the Lake District

Once you are in the Lake District, experiencing its amazing scenery and almost magical parks and gardens you will feel as if your batteries are already recharged. When you have explored the great outdoors in Windermere you can retreat to … Read More

The stunning landscapes of the Lake District

The stunning landscapes of the Lake District

Lake District offer some interesting as well as unique options for families and friends. Capture the heavenly scenery and its hues with your loving family; Join a bike expedition with your pillion for life to a romantic gateway, trekking up … Read More

Avoid the crowds in the Lake District

Avoid the summer crowds – visit the Lake District in autumn

Winter is fast approaching in Windermere and this is one of the best times to visit the Lake District if you want an idyllic break in a peaceful location. Looking forward to the schools going back? The summer crowds dispersing … Read More

Lake District Scenery and Places to Visit

Lake District Scenery and Places to Visit

Winter is fast approaching in Windermere and this is one of the best times to visit the Lake District if you want an idyllic break in a peaceful location. Extremely picturesque, the Lake District Aphrodites Spa Boutique Lake District Hotel … Read More

Winter in Windermere

Beautiful scenery and places to visit in the Lake District

The Lake District is known for its stunning lakes and beautiful scenery, which attracts over 16 million visitors a year. The Lake District has a wider variety of landscapes than any other area of its size in Britain. The area … Read More

Lake District Holidays

Lake District Holidays

If you are looking for somewhere spectacular to stay in England to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, why not consider a Lake District Holiday? To get the most out of your time off, why not book a … Read More

John Ruskin and the English Lake District

John Ruskin and the English Lake District

John Ruskin was born in London in 1819 and was the son of a wealthy sherry importer. Ruskin was encouraged to take up painting and poetry from a young age. Ruskin was educated at home and at Oxford, where he … Read More

Stately Homes and Castles in the Lake District

Stately Homes and Castles in the Lake District

Whether you are planning a sightseeing trip around the Lake District or you want to stay close to your spa hotel in Windermere, you will find plenty of stately homes and castles within easy reach. From haunted castles to Tudor … Read More

The best places to walk in the Lake District

The best places to walk in the Lake District

With many stunning walks accompanied with pleasant weather, those visiting the Lake District are often left spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do. If you only have a short time, we have narrowed down some of the … Read More

Things to do in Windermere without a car

Things to do in Windermere without a car

The beauty of staying at the Windermere Boutique Spa Suites is the location, and you won´t need a car to explore the best Windermere attractions, walks and boat trips on the doorstep. Top things to do within easy access of … Read More

Things to do in Windermere without a car

The Lake District Wildlife Park

You may not expect to find Anacondas and Zebras in England’s Lake District, but a trip to the Lake District Wildlife Park will introduce you to some of the world’s most iconic animal species. Why not book into a Windermere … Read More

Walking in a winter wonderland – the Lake District

You may not typically associate the Lake District with winter walks across the fells, but if you enjoy a challenge and want to avoid the summer crowds, winter is a perfect time to visit. Some of the best winter walks, … Read More

Spa hotels in Windermere

Spa hotels in Windermere provide perfect accommodation for romantic weekends and special occasions, including birthdays and anniversaries in the Lake District.

 Hot tubs rooms and suites are the perfect places to stay for visitors who want to spend a romantic … Read More

The Lake District – a whole new world

The Lake District – a whole new world

England’s largest lake and its surrounding area offer a whole new world waiting to be explored. The area is loaded with countless things to do. Get on the water, cruise on the tranquil lakes, walk on the breath-taking routes, try … Read More

The romantic poets in the Lake District

The romantic poets in the Lake District

The Lake District is not only famous for its beautiful lakes and breath-taking scenery but also for its romantic poets who lived and worked in this scenic part of England. Luxury spa hotels in Windermere are among the most popular … Read More

Beautiful Lake District walks

Beautiful Lake District walks

Whether you are an enthusiastic walker or you simply enjoy a stroll around the water’s edge, the Lake District offers a choice of stunning walks for all ages and levels of fitness. Some of the best include: Ash Landing and … Read More

Shops and markets in the Lake District

Shops and markets in the Lake District

Markets have always been a major attraction of the Lake District and have continued to be an integral part of life in the Lakes towns, including Keswick, Windermere and Coniston. There are many famous markets in the Lake District and … Read More

The most beautiful 5 Lakes in the Lake District, England

The most beautiful 5 Lakes in the Lake District, England

The Lake District in England offers beautiful scenery, majestic mountains, stunning lakes and some of the best spa hotels in Windermere. Windermere Windermere is without doubt the pearl of the Lake District, and is the longest lake in England at … Read More

Luxury Spa hotels in Windermere

Luxury Spa hotels in Windermere

Luxury spa hotels in Windermere provide perfect accommodation for people who want to ‘get away from it all’ and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Lakes. Perfect for a honeymoon, a wedding or to celebrate a special occasion in … Read More

12 Top Lakes in the Lake District

The best places to visit in Windermere

Windermere is blessed with countless attractive, interesting and desirable places to visit. Visiting Windermere is like a breath of fresh air. Manson’s Arms Located three miles east near Bowlands Bridge, the local secret is just waiting for you at Manson’s … Read More

Bowness on Windermere – the jewel in the crown of the Lake District

Bowness on Windermere – the jewel in the crown of the Lake District

A stunning area of the Lake District National Park is Bowness-on-Windermere – seen as the jewel in the crown of the Lake District. This thriving town is situated beside Lake Windermere, the largest lake in England, and offers visitors a … Read More

The best attractions near Windermere

The best attractions near Windermere

If you are planning to explore the Lake District this spring, choose from a wide range of attractions and stunning places to visit near Windermere in this popular National Park. Why not combine your stay with a few nights in … Read More

Easter break in Windermere

An Easter Break in Windermere

An Easter Break in Windermere Now that spring has sprung and Easter is just around the corner, why not celebrate in style with a spa hotel during your Easter break in Windermere? Check out our stunning hot tub suites with … Read More

Top tips for exploring the Lake District National Park

Top tips for exploring the Lake District National Park

The lush green countryside, craggy mountains, tranquil lakes, quaint villages and pleasant weather make the Lake District the most picturesque part of England. The Lake District National Park is no exception. The landscape is mesmerizing. The captivating words of Arthur … Read More

Former famous residents of the Lake District, England

Former famous residents of the Lake District, England

Many famous Lake District residents left their mark on the region from the 1700’s, from poets to authors and walkers to social reformers. If you are planning to walk in the footsteps of the Lake District’s former famous residents, why … Read More

The Great North Swim in Windermere

The Great North Swim first took place in 2008 with a one mile event in Windermere. Presently, the swim is the UK’s number one participation open water swimming event with a huge participation of more than 20,000 people with 5 … Read More

Windermere Lake Cruises

Windermere Lake Cruises

The launch of the Windermere Lake Cruises was marked during the Victorian era. More than 1.35 million visitors travel on Windermere steamers and launches every year. The steamers are well-equipped with various facilities such as bars and open-topped seating. A … Read More

Lake District from Windermere

Exploring the Lake District from Windermere

Exploring the Lake District from Windermere If you want to explore the Lake District from Windermere, you will find all of the main attractions are within easy reach. If you are planning a stay in the Lakes, why not book … Read More

Spectacular Lake District Views

10 Spectacular Lake District Views

Spectacular Lake District Views The Lake District is the most visited and scenic National Park in the UK, and if you are lucky enough to be visiting, you can enjoy some of the most fantastic views. 10 of our spectacular … Read More

Seaside towns in the Lake District

Seaside towns in the Lake District, UK

Seaside towns in the Lake District Cumbria’s Lake District may be famous for its lakes, fells and mountainous landscapes, but it is also home to picturesque seaside towns which attract visitors from all over the UK. Some of the most … Read More

Windermere Hotels with Spa Facilities and Hot Tub Suites

Windermere Hotels with Spa Facilities and Hot Tub Suites

Windermere Hotels with Spa Facilities and Hot Tub Suites Windermere hotels with spa facilities and hot tub suites provide perfect accommodation for romantic weekends and special occasions in the Lake District. Hot tubs rooms and suites are the perfect places … Read More

The Great North Swim

The Great North Swim, Windermere, 2017

The Great North Swim, Windermere, 2017 Starting on June 9, 2017 the Great North Swim in Windermere is one of the most exhilarating open water events in the UK. I know because I swam it! The very thought of immersing … Read More

Dining out in the Lake District and Cumbrian food

Dining out in the Lake District and Cumbrian food

aThe Lake District is almost as famous for its food as it is for its lakes and whether you are searching for hearty fare or a satisfying snack, you will find plenty to choose from in this part of the … Read More

Honeymoon hotels in the Lake District, Cumbria

Since famous poet William Wordsworth first waxed lyrical about the Lake District in the early 1800´s the region has become synonymous with romance, and honeymoon hotels. The Aphrodite´s Lodge is perfect for couples wanting to spend a romantic weekend in … Read More

The best ways of getting around in the Lake District

The best ways of getting around in the Lake District

Whether you are planning a short break or a longer holiday in the Lake District, some of the best ways of getting around and seeing the sights include: Ullswater Steamers Once referred to as the Dark Lake, Ullswater has influenced … Read More

12 Top Lakes in the Lake District

The life and times of the Lake District

Cumbria was formed from the older counties of Westmorland and Cumberland, North Lancashire and North Yorkshire. The Lake District National Park, situated within Cumbria attracts over 16 million visitors each year, and is the largest national park in Britain. Established … Read More

The Top 10 Best Attractions in the Lake District

Famous former Lake District residents

The Lake District was once home to some of the most inspirational artists, poets and authors in the world, including: Beatrix Potter Beatrix Potter was born in London on the 28th of July 1866, but later lived exclusively in the … Read More

World Heritage Site

The Lake District – a New World Heritage Site

The Lake District – a New World Heritage Site The Lake District recently became a World Heritage Site, making it the only National Park in the UK to be awarded such an honour. The region is now likely to attract … Read More

Holker Hall in the Lake District

Holker Hall in the Lake District

Holker Hall in the Lake District Situated close to the coastal town of Grange over Sands and Morecambe Bay, Holker Hall in the Lake District is surrounded by beautiful countryside and boasts magnificent gardens. A Norse word, ´Holker´ literally translates as … Read More

John Ruskin in the Lake District

The Life and Times of John Ruskin in the Lake District

The Life and Times of John Ruskin in the Lake District John Ruskin was born in London in 1819 and spent most of his life in the Lake District at Brantwood, Cumbria. The son of a wealthy sherry importer, Ruskin … Read More

Things to see and do in the Lake District

Things to see and do in the Lake District

Things to see and do in the Lake District If you decide to base yourself in a Windermere spa hotel, you will find plenty of things to see and do in the Lake District. The green landscapes and woodlands of … Read More

Buttermere

Buttermere

The three lakes of Buttermere, Crummock Water and nearby Loweswater combine with open countryside and mountains to make this area perfect for walkers, hikers and climbers. If you are planning to visit the Lakes, why not book into a Windermere … Read More

stay in Windermere

Making the most of your stay in Windermere

Making the most of your stay in Windermere Make the most of your stay in Windermere, Lake District. Whether you plan a summer, spring or autumn trip, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to attractions in this … Read More

Bowness-on-Windermere

Bowness-on-Windermere – a Beautiful Part of the Lake District

Bowness-on-Windermere lies beside Lake Windermere, the largest lake in England at 10.5 miles long and offers visitors a wide range of things to see and do. Boasting some of the best spa suites and spa hotels in the Lake District, … Read More

A tour around the Lake District – Shap

A tour around the Lake District – Shap If you decide to base yourself in a Windermere spa hotel, why not take your time to explore the lakes and villages in Cumbria during your stay? Such as Lake District – … Read More

Bowness-on-Windermere – the Early Days

Bowness-on-Windermere – the Early Days Read on to learn all about Bowness-on-Windermere, the early days. To avoid the steep hill to the actual lakeside at Bowness, the railway terminated in Windermere, and was a major factor in early tourism to … Read More

About the Lake District

All you need to know about the Lake District

About the Lake District Wherever you go in the Lake District you will find plenty of things to see and do and the region boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe. Windermere spa hotels are among the most … Read More

Things to do in winter in the Lake District

Things to do in winter in the Lake District

Things to do in winter in the Lake District Cumbria is one of England’s most stunning regions – even in winter. Things to do in winter in the Lake District range from a train ride in the warm to some … Read More

World Heritage Lake District

World Heritage Lake District

World Heritage Lake District Famous for its stunning scenery, the Lake District was recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Joining the likes of the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China, the Lake District is the first UK … Read More

Mountain biking in the Lake District

Mountain biking in the Lake District

Mountain biking in the Lake District If you are planning to go mountain biking in the Lake District you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to exciting trails and routes. Grizedale Forest This route is from Coniston to … Read More

The romantic poets in the Lake District

The Lake District, England – All you need to know

The Lake District, England The Lake District, England is famous for its stunning scenery, luxurious spa hotels with hot tub suites in Windermere and of course, its magnificent lakes. Famous former residents of the Lake District were poet William Wordsworth … Read More

Lake District, England

The Beautiful Lake District, England

The Beautiful Lake District, England Recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status, the Lake District, England is one of the most stunning national parks in the world. Over 16 million people visit the Lakes each year, and there is much more … Read More

The Lake District – a whole new world

The Lake District National Park

The Lake District National Park The Lake District National Park attracts over 16 million visitors each year and boasts a wealth of attractions. Home to some of the country’s most beautiful scenery enjoy a wide array of different British wildlife. … Read More

Lake District Experiences

Lake District Experiences

Whenever you are planning to stay in the Lakes, choose from a wide range of Lake District experiences to enhance your trip. Stunning scenery, abundant wildlife, and rich cultural heritage make England’s most popular National Park, the Lake District one … Read More

The romantic poets in the Lake District

Lake District Tours

Lake District Tours The three lakes of Buttermere, Crummock Water and nearby Loweswater combine with open countryside and mountains to make this area perfect for walkers, hikers and climbers. Elsewhere Lake District Tours will show you all there is to … Read More

Activities in the Lake District

Activities in the Lake District National Park

Activities in the Lake District National Park If you are looking for activities in the Lake District, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor attractions. Home to England´s longest lake, Windermere at 10.5 miles, and the … Read More

Windermere Lake Cruises

Tours of the Lake District, Cumbria, England

Tours of the Lake District, Cumbria, England Tours of the Lake District in Cumbria are among the most popular activities in the UK. With over 16 million visitors each year, the Lake District is England’s most visited National Park. A … Read More

The romantic poets in the Lake District

Lake District and Windermere Tours

Lake District and Windermere Tours Lake District and Windermere tours include cultural attractions, stunning trips around the lakes and gastronomical tours. The site of a Roman fort Galava and England’s largest lake define the town of Windermere in Cumbria. The … Read More

10 Bus Tours of the Lake District

10 Bus Tours of the Lake District The UNESCO World Heritage Site attracts tourists from all over the world. Getting around Cumbria is easy via public transport and with a number of private hire companies available, there are several options … Read More

10 Great Bars in Windermere

10 Great Bars in Windermere Within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cumbria’s Lake District National Park sits the area’s largest body of water, Lake Windermere. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Lake District tours, … Read More

Booking a room at Aphrodite’s Lodge in the Lake District

Booking a Room at Aphrodite’s Lodge in the Lake District

Booking a Room at Aphrodite’s Lodge in the Lake District Set within close proximity to Lake Windermere, booking a room at Aphrodite’s Lodge in the Lake District provides a perfect break in the heart of rural England. This popular spa … Read More

Windermere Lake Cruises

10 things to do in the Lake District this March

When you already have your spa hotel in the Lake District booked, you may not be thinking about what to do when you arrive. There are however the obvious things to do in the Lake District this March. Taking a … Read More

Travel Information for Aphrodite’s Lodge

Travel Information for Aphrodite’s Lodge However you arrive in the Lake District your journey will be filled with amazing scenery. With beautiful hills, mountains and of course a world filled with lakes and waterways, you will feel on holiday before … Read More

Beautiful Lake District walks

A weekend break in the Lake District

A weekend break in the Lake District A weekend break in the Lake District National Park is one of the most beautiful locations in England, and covers 875 square miles of Cumbria. Whether you plan to visit the Lake District … Read More

Reasons to visit Windermere

Reasons to visit Windermere If you are planning a visit to the Lake District, make sure you enjoy all the attractions. There are plenty of reasons to visit Windermere besides the beautiful lakes themselves. Known for its natural beauty, its … Read More

Great places to visit in the Lake District

A travel guide to the Lake District

The Lake District National Park is the largest park of its type in the UK and it lies within the county of Cumbria. As well as a travel guide to the Lake District, we also look at some of the … Read More

Former famous residents of the Lake District, England

Off the Beaten Track, Lake District

Off the Beaten Track, Lake District Attractions With over 16 million visitors per year, the Lake District is Britain’s most popular National Park. If you want to avoid the crowds, visit in spring or autumn and consider the following off … Read More

The Lake District – a whole new world

Top 10 Things to do in Windermere and Bowness

Top 10 Things to do in Windermere and Bowness Windermere and Bowness may officially be separate places with quite different personalities but their proximity means visitors to the region can enjoy a wide choice of attractions. Our top 10 things … Read More

The best attractions near Windermere

8 eco-friendly things to do in the Lake District

8 eco-friendly things to do in the Lake District For those of you who wish to be at one with nature, the Lakes is an ideal location. We have compiled a list of 8 eco-friendly things to do in the … Read More

Special Occasions in Windermere

Special Occasions in Windermere If you are planning any special occasions in Windermere, Aphrodite’s Lodge in the Lake District is a perfect destination. Whether you are celebrating a special birthday, anniversary or honeymoon, Windermere offers a wealth of great things … Read More

Aphrodite’s – the Goddess of Love and Windermere’s top hotel!

Aphrodite’s – the Goddess of Love and Windermere’s top hotel! The Aphrodite’s Hotel was named after the goddess of love in Greek Mythology. Apart from her natural beauty, Aphrodites also had a magical girdle that compelled everyone to desire her. … Read More

The stunning landscapes of the Lake District

The Lake District Uncovered

The Lake District is one of the most popular regions in England, and Cumbria offers visitors a wealth of beautiful landscapes and things to do and see around the lakes. The Lake District has more variety of scenery than any … Read More

Windermere & Lake District Wildlife

Windermere & Lake District Wildlife Windermere is a nationally important place for wildlife and is home to some of the rarest aquatic plants, fish and birds to be found in the UK. Lake District Wildlife and Windermere go hand in hand, … Read More

Romantic Hotels in Windermere

Romantic Hotels in Windermere If you are looking for a special weekend in the Lakes, or a midweek break away from the hustle and bustle of working life, why not book romantic hotels in Windermere? Windermere is one of the … Read More

Lake District towns and villages by the sea

Lake District towns and villages by the sea Famous for its lakes, landscapes, mountains and coastal towns, the Lake District is one of the most popular destinations in the UK. Some of the most popular Lake District towns and villages … Read More

The most beautiful 5 Lakes in the Lake District, England

The Life and Works of William Wordsworth in the Lake District

Born in 1770, William Wordsworth was one of the major English Romantic poets of his time, and he was inspired to write many of his most famous works while living in the Lake District. One of five children, William Wordsworth … Read More

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Top Ways to Explore the Lake District Without a Car

Thanks to some of the best transport links in the north west of England, you can easily explore the Lake District without a car. Take your time and use the bus, boat or train to get around, and you will … Read More

Windermere Tourism

The Lake District is home to some of England’s most famous attractions, with Windermere tourism at the heart of it. Majestic castles, historic houses and fascinating museums provide fun and entertainment for all age groups. Windermere Tourism Ten of the … Read More

The top 5 things to do in Henley

Top 5 things to do in Henley Henley-on-Thames may be famous for its annual Royal Regatta, but you will find plenty of other things to do in Henley during your stay. 5 of the top things to do in Henley … Read More

Holker Hall in the Lake District

Beautiful places to visit in the Lake District

A destination like no other, some of the beautiful places to visit in the Lake District are simply enchanting. Owing to its popularity as a laid back destination, the region attracts walkers, hikers, climbers and couples who come to enjoy … Read More

Delicious Cumbrian Food in the Lake District

Cumbrian Food in the Lake District If gastronomy is high on your agenda, the list of Cumbrian food in the Lake District is endless. It’s a food lover’s paradise with a scrumptious range of local dishes to choose from. Traditional … Read More

spring break in Windermere

A Spring Break in Windermere

A Spring Break in Windermere Whether you are planning a walking holiday, a spring break in Windermere or simply a few days away from the hustle and bustle of life. In Windermere, you will be spoilt for choice when it … Read More

Seaside Towns in the Lake District

Seaside Towns in the Lake District Cumbria may not conjure up images of seaside fun, but it is actually home to some of the most scenic spots along the English coast. As well as some stunning seaside towns in the … Read More

Things to do in the Lake District on a Rainy Day

Things to do in the Lake District on a rainy day. You may be guaranteed a warm welcome in England’s Lake District but unfortunately, in this scenic part of the world, sunshine is never guaranteed. So you may need to … Read More

Valentine’s Day in the Lake District

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, how are you planning to spoil your loved one? There’s always something special to do in Cumbria, so here’s a few ideas of how to spend Valentine’s Day in the Lake District. Romantic … Read More

The Top 10 Best Attractions in the Lake District

The World of Beatrix Potter, Bowness-on-Windermere

With the new Peter Rabbit film due out in the UK next month, it’s the perfect time to consider a spa retreat in the Lake District. After all, Windermere is where the famous character was created. The author of the … Read More