Fair Rigg Guest House
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In Lake District, you can go to the main towns like Windermere, Ambleside, Grasmere and Keswick. We cover only Windermere and it's the most popular among the four.
TIP: To travel around or to Lake District, it's more convenient to rent a car. Train from London to
Lake District is expensive and there's not much choose in terms of bus …
We bought an one day unlimited trip tickets for only 6.60 Pound (zone 1 off peak) and took a train to Green Park to go to Buckingham Palace (you can also stopped at St. James Park). Walk cross the Green Park and you will reach the palace, be there by 11:30am to watch change of guards, only available in May to July, alternate days for the rest of …
After a lovely breakfast we packed our overnight bags, had a chat with Ian and Deb, owners of Ewich House, and were on our way to Keswick. Ian convinced Kent to take the Trossachs Trail which took us past a lovely waterfall at Killin and then through beautiful scenery. We made a stop at Aberfoyle for a drink and soon after we joined the motorway. It added about an hour to our journey, but it was worth it. We came off the M6 at Penrith and found our ...
... but we headed straight for the ferry across the lake then took a luxurious bus ride up to Hilltop. This is the home and garden of Beatrix Potter, and now a National Trust exhibit though still a working farm. The house is set out just as Miss Potter wanted it, with rooms you can walk through, full of her favourite things, drawings, letters and paintings.
Back across the lake, this time in a beautiful ...
... the “Tiny B&B” in the middle of Kendal. It was indeed tiny, and charming – a bit like a hobbit hole in a side alley off the main street, and around 400 years old. To cap things off our bag hadn’t been delivered because the Sherpa Van service had broken down, but fortunately we didn’t have to wait too long for some fresh clothes.
The next day is the last of the Dales Way, and a short one of around 10km to Windermere.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Clean and nicely decorated guesthouse with English breakfast provided
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