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Lattendales Guest house is just as we remember it from staying here 25 years ago - we booked it out of nostalgia but it's still an excellent B&B with Doreen and Mike being great hosts. It would have been rude not to have the full English breakfast which set us up for the day inc fried bread and Cumberland sausage! We decided to try and make a local church service and the little Methodist service within the shared church hall (with the Anglicans) at 9.30 was ...
... writer, poet, painter and photographer. He had a genuine concern for the poor and saw the need for health schemes, minimum wages, affordable housing and social security for those less fortunate. While these were not implemented in his lifetime they formed the basis for the systems now in place. He was also an passionate environmentalist and was concerned about the affect industry was having on the ozone layer even back in the late ...
... pleasant way to spend a few hours.
Another Lake District enthusiast was John Ruskin famed for his writings, paintings and his philosophy – and claimed to be one of the most fascinating minds of the Victorian age. He was a great thinker and many of his ideas, although not implemented in his lifetime, are now part of the political and cultural landscape of this country. He imagined national insurance, universal health schemes, fair pay for ...
... a Roman town dating to 70AD. The Hardknott Pass on the return was the steepest but you are never on the edge of high drops. It's just an exciting ride through very steep sheep country with straggly mountain sheep with dark fleeces all about. Ambled in Ambleside and had an icecream then back to the Beckside. Dinner in the evening at and rather average ...
Flew to Liverpool and picked up rental car to drive north. No shuttle to car rental so good it wasn't raining as it is a bit of a walk. Arrived Keswick late afternoon and checked into the comfortable Beckside B and B. Raining for our evening walk for a meal but had umbrellas. Are at very nice Packhorse ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking