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We woke to a cloudy day today. The main place we wanted to visit was Hill Top, which was Beatrix Potter's home when she first moved from London. She used the earnings from her first couple of books to buy the property. When she died she requested that no one live in the property and that everything be left as it was. She also wrote a list of things she wanted left on display in ...
We left the Cotswolds this morning for our five hour drive north. We decided to break up our trip by going to Chatsworth House. Chatsworth is a very large estate in the Peak District owned by the Duke of Devonshire. Compared to Blenheim Palace this place was huge! It has one of the largest private art collections, and the gardens are amazing. ...
Tues. Went to reghed and had look around. Rohan went to football match Carlisle United. I went Out to pub in Stainton for dinner. Wednesday, met up with family for lunch at the Sportsman inn, had a great afternoon. In the evening went to the local pub for a quiz evening. Thursday. Went on the Ullswater steamer, for a ride up the Lake. Beautiful scenery but rather chilly. Fish and chips for ...
... sold everything except wellies and the trendy young salesman was very sniffy when I asked for them. I had the same experience everywhere I looked. Shops in the Lake District clearly think that anyone who wears wellies to walk in is definitely a second class citizen. I don't know where the farmers go for their wellies but eventually I gave up and I now struggle to put on my walking boots even for the smallest walk into the countryside.
... making the evening completely miserable. Thus, we moved to plan B: The Lakeside Hotel.
Turns out that plan B should have been plan A. If we had chosen this place first, we would have gotten to Lake District 1-2 hours earlier (situated off of an "A" road), made it in time for the boat to take us to the World of Beatrix Potter, and saved ourselves a lot of stress. In the end you live and you learn, and we still had an amazing experience.