Fair Rigg Guest House
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Clean and nicely decorated guesthouse with English breakfast provided
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We relented and visited Carlisle Castle on our way here to Windermere. It was another castle after all but with a slight difference in that it was beseiged by northern neighbours frequently. It was also a good place for morning tea before we headed out towards the western coast. We followed an AA car tour and thoroughly enjoyed Skinburness and the view to Dumfries and Galloway over very calm waters. We meandered down the coast calling in ...
... at 10.01. The car park was now buzzing. Using our National Trust passes we entered these beautiful gardens. The cost of entry is free to NT members but would have cost £11.55 each. These gardens are fantastic and a must if you are in this area. Annie said they were the best gardens she's ever seen (we've been there before), but she later said they were one of the best. We spent quite a bit of time in the gardens. There was ...
... for the day was not far away so we wandered down country roads, avoiding the Motorways and traffic. Morning tea was at Penrith on the north-eastern edge of The Lake's District. We parked in the middle of the village and could hear a ragtime band playing in front of one of the shops. We spent an hour getting a feel for the town before finding a café for a Devonshire Tea - delicious strawberry jam and clotted cream on fresh scones.
As we had plenty ...
... to Windermere, picked up the washing which was being done at the local laundrette (a real bonus), and booked back into The Westboune. A cruise on the lake was next on the agenda, so it was back down the hill to catch the Blue Cruise - 45 minutes around the lake taking in lots of interesting and scenic places. It was such a different perspective to see the area from the water. The ...
We got an early start (for us) and headed towards the Lake District. With only 45 minutes to get here, we had plenty of time to explore the area before heading to our accommodation at the Westbourne B&B at Windermere (a recommended accommodation by the Morecombe Tourist Information Centre). Arriving at Windermere we headed straight to the Tourist Information Centre, where we were given some information about walks in the area and gardens we could visit. We ...