BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Inn Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Bassenthwaite
... There were cars, and a slate mine, and more people! But it was still about an hour and a half to finally reach here!! What a day. The lady a reception was quite proud of us - she said they had to send out the emergency rescue 3 times in the last week to find people who didn't turn up! We were lucky as today is again good weather. It would be impossible without visibility - heroes could go with maps and compasses, but not us. But despite all this tale of ...
... be quick on most of the track - it was mercilessly up and down or narrow or uneven, ending with a mammoth uphill, followed by the steepest descent I have ever experienced. It was a grassy path there, so not fatal to lose your footing, but took great concentration! And muscle power! But the scenery was out of this world, and the day was sunny and we were HOT! And sweaty. The photos will show the beauty. We ...
... family business until he decided to go on his own and specialise in soap - a commodity everyone needed, and pioneered making it and selling it in bars - previously it had been made from animal fat, and cam in bulk and you cut off pieces for people like cheese....just thought that was interesting. He was rather like Frick of the Frick collection in NY - he started collecting art with soap advertising in mind, then became hooked and became a lover of art. He died in 1925. ...
... we headed south, passing around Edinburgh and then the quieter A road heading towards Gretna Green where we stopped to look at the tourist shops before the short drive over the border into Carlisle. Some confusion with one way streets and ring roads to find our hotel near the city center but overall another fine day with temps in the low 20's and no sign of ...
... the way to find the castle, we couldn't find the brochure with the directions so we headed to Hawkshead. This is where we were supposed to find the Beatrix Potter gallery. To be honest, every bloody store was full of BP stuff. While wandering around the village, a cafe with humongous cakes in the window caught our attention. It was the tiniest cafe but had real character and atmosphere. The food was incredible. We both ordered sandwiches. Without a word of a ...