Once you are in Cumbria, visit parks and gardens in the Lake District. Experiencing its amazing scenery, get ready to recharge your batteries.
When you have explored the great outdoors in Windermere you can retreat to your Windermere boutique spa suite and enjoy beauty treatments and pampering.
If you really want to connect with nature, the Lake District is the place to be in.
Some of the most famous parks & gardens in the Lake District:
Brantwood, Home of John Ruskin: This attractive treasure house of art and memorabilia has a wealth of things to see and explore. This extensive 250 acre estate encompasses 8 unique gardens, high moors and ancient woodlands. This place extends a lovely insight into the life of John Ruskin, offering many fine paintings, beautiful furniture and personal treasures for visitors to appreciate.
Wray Castle: A fascinating building with a grand past and rich history is a place provides entertainment for all ages. This mock-gothic castle’s undeniable natural beauty and its misty green trails overlooking exciting play areas continue to draw visitors every year.
Fell Foot: Nestled on the southern tip of Lake Windermere, This friendly park has green lawns with many varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers. It is one of the perfect spots to enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Windermere. Stroll around the lakeshore, plan a barbeque or picnic and make the most of other activities like paddling, swimming or boating.
Hutton in the Forest: This beautiful house is surrounded by magnificent woodland. It has excellent tree specimens, a large collection of herbaceous plants and several topiary displays. This superb venue also holds plant fairs, cultural and creative exhibitions.
Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum:
Grasmere was the home of William Wordsworth from 1799 to 1808. Take a 20-minute tour of the house to see where Wordsworth worked and lived. Wordsworth’s life was inspired from the opulent gardens and orchards. This hub of creativity, literature and art holds a plethora of exhibitions, events and craft workshops.
Levens Hall and Gardens: This stunning Elizabethan mansion was rebuilt at the end of 20th century comprising the collection of Jacobean furniture, the earliest English patchwork, fine paintings and other beautiful objects. The place is famous for its award-winning gardens having the blend of topiary, beech trees and colourful seasonal flowers. It also creates a striking visual impact with its huge abstract shapes, pyramids and classy objects.
Holehird Gardens: This huge 5 acre garden is set on a hillside providing an awesome view of Lakeland. The Garden encompasses alpines, heather beds and a collection of rhododendrons and azaleas.
Holker Hall and Gardens: The elegance and loveliness of the Victorian era is truly reflected in this fascinating historic house. The house is set in 25 acres of romantic woodland gardens which demonstrate nature at its best.
Where to stay near the parks and gardens in the Lake District
Immerse yourself in the graceful nature of the Lake District and give yourself a treat by staying in the Windermere boutique spa suites.