This is the most frequently asked question I have heard now ” What are the best places to go around London?”. Today I will be suggesting you different locations to visit which are around London based on distance from the city.
3 Day Trip to Lake District
Yes you heard it right. You can spend just 3 days in Lake District which is just 3 hours away by train. Virgin Trains are saviours – cheap, fast and comfort. You can reach Oxenholme, Lake District in around 3 hours. And good news is that if the train is delayed, you get refund but read the terms and conditions on the website. The train has a snack counter in one of the carriages but it would be better to buy food before boarding the train. Most important is not to forget to buy tickets using rail card. There are many options available for adults, children and senior citizen. Buy one that suits your requirements. Best part is you can share it with your friends or partner when you buy Two together Railcard.
There are Ubers and taxis which you can use to travel around the town. If you are driving to Lake District, then it is easier to move from one town to another.
We lived in an Airbnb in the heart of the town Bowness-on-Windermere. But if you want something glamorous then you can choose from any of the Lake side facing hotels like Storrs Hall. But they will be quite expensive than the cottages/bnbs. Picture below was the view from our cottage. It is generally cheaper to get a cottage if you are more than 5 people.
Things to see:
The lake is in the centre of the town and accessible with walking distance if you are living the Bowness-on-Windermere. You could take a boat ride at the lake during the day but not in winters.
The pier has an arcade and food stalls. It is a good place to spend a day with family. If you are not into arcade, you could walk up to a hill just next to the pier. The view of the lake from this point is surreal. Also how much we love feeding bread to the ducks. You can do that at the pier with kids.
The World of Beatrix Potter
Everyone would love this children or adult. The attraction has a theatre with 15 minutes of short film. There is an underground house of Mr Tod which will take you straight into the book. Who doesn’t like a fresh air and a green garden. You can visit the famous Peter Rabbit garden as a part of the World of Beatrix Potter. After the tour, if you wish to take souvenir, there is a shop to buy your favourite memory from the book.
Hope this helps you to plan a trip to Lake District. I will continue to write about other locations around London in my future posts.