The Skiddaw Hotel
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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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. ...
... bridge! Luckily I manage to do that in plenty of time, taking the scenic back route to Queensferry rather than the last-minute junction. This road brings us into the town under the arches of the Forth Rail Bridge - perfect. There's free parking too, so even perfecter. I am really amazed to see how quickly the third bridge is progressing. It won't be long before this amazing sight will be even more amazing. We snap a load of pictures of the excellent view then repair across the road ...
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 ...
... powerful. Thoughts were crossing my mind now, would I be the only fool to walk this far in this wind? And if so, what would happen if I sprained my ankle now? How would I get back down? Would anyone even hear my whistle in this wind if I needed to use it? I put all of that firmly behind me, it couldn't be far to the summit and I wasn't coming all this way to not get there. Then a different shape emerged slowly from the swirling mists, I had finally made it. I ...