- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- High-speed internet in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
Photos of Ravenstone Manor
TripAdvisor Reviews Ravenstone Manor Bassenthwaite
Travel Blogs from Bassenthwaite
Last week there was snow on the mountains and the views from the house were fantastic. Also had some brilliant sunsets here as well.
We will be adding lots of pictures of our adventure and sharing some of the highlights. Just need to get packing now! ...
The moment you step off the train the tranquil area, beautiful fresh air and peaceful sounds washes over you. It's lovely and the complete opposite of London!
There are 4 small villages I spent most of my time in, Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere, Ambleside and Waterhead. Bowness-on-Windermere and Waterhead are located right on the water front and you can take a ferry to each port. While Windermere and Ambleside ...
... in the relentless conditions for a while, until we lost our path! Unable to see more than about 20 metres the nav was rather tricky, and by now the wind was so severe that I was literally blown off my feet. The driving rain did not help.
So regrettably, we were forced to retreat. At least we had our lovely little cottage in Ambleside to warm up and dry out in!
... until the mid 1500's when it was handed over to the English after a siege. During the Bishop's War in the mid 1600's the castle was again captured and was partially dismantles so it could not be used again. It was now in Scottish hands and has remained there. Although this castle is a ruin it has some very nice features. You can see where the different stories of the keep were and the huge fireplaces that they had. It is amazing to look at these structures and think ...
... that followed and I did get off the bike a few times and walk. I tagged onto the back of another group of riders in a different tour group for a while. When they jumped off I also jumped off. I was starting to get a pain behind my left knee and the butt was starting to really feel it - particularly jumping back on the saddle after a walking spell. There were many times I wished I had a few more gears - I kept chanting to myself spin to win, spin to win...... ...