Two go exploring in Hawkshead

A rather hasty exploration this time, for two reasons. One, there isn't really all that much of Hawkshead to explore (it's a small village) and two, it was absolutely freezing! However, the sun was shining and it was nice to get some fresh (okay, very fresh) air and a brief stagger round. Hawkshead is a [...]

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Castle full today…

Just what do you do on a pouring wet Easter Saturday in the Lake District?  We thought we'd be clever and arranged to meet some friends at Wray Castle, a National Trust property on the less-frequented western shore of Windermere.  It's indoors, it has a café, shop and plenty of rooms, both stately and otherwise, [...]