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Best Places To Visit In The Lake District

Updated on December 27, 2015
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Jo has been an ITU nurse at the London North West NHS Trust for 14 years. She obtained her RN at University College London Hospital.

The Morning Mist Hangs Over Grasmere Lake


Walks in Grasmere Lake District


Enjoy your Holiday From the Comfort of a Caravan in The Heart of Nature

Places to Visit in The Lake District

I first visited the Lake District some years ago with my husband, needless to say, I was blown away by the sheer natural beauty of the area. Some of the best places to visit in the UK can be found in the Lake District.

I loved the lakes, the hills and mountains, the vast open spaces, the beautiful desolate beaches and the timeless small villages with their fascinating history. After our first visit, we decided to return to Cumbria for more than just a short break. Since then, we've traveled widely, including four years in the Caribbean, but often, our thoughts would return to England and the hills and lakes of Cumbria.

On our return to the UK a few years ago, we visited Windermere, and like so many visitors before us, we decided to make the Lake District one of our regular British holiday destinations. And so, this summer, we hitched up the old caravan, dug out our walking boots and returned to the Lakes on a caravan and walking holiday.

The Lake District National Park

The Lake District also referred to as the Lakes or Lakeland is one of Britain's best-loved treasures. The spectacular breathtaking scenery of the country's largest National Park is situated in North West England lying within the modern county of Cumbria, shared historically by the counties of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire.

The Lake District National Park was established in 1951 and is arguably England's most scenic region. It's a major destination for holidaymakers not only within the UK but from all around the world.

Holidaymakers visit the Lakes for many reasons, the rich cultural heritage, the peace and quiet, the chance to wander lonely or not, to participate in a host of outdoors activities such as hiking, climbing, canoeing and wild swimming in the numerous lakes, rivers, and tarns. But above all, they visit for the outstandingly diverse landscape and the sheer natural beauty of the area.

The National Park is an area of glaciated mountains, including England's highest mountain 'Scafell Pike' 978 m (3,209 ft). The Lake District National Park occupies 885 sq. miles and stretches from the gateway at Windermere to the South, to Penrith in the North.

The Lake District has enthralled and inspired writers and artist for generations, it is where some of the most famous 19th-century Romantic poets found their muses.

Some of the best places to visit in the Lake District are:

  • Windermere, the largest natural lake in England. Wray Castle is one of many built around Windermere by wealthy industrialists and where Beatrix Potter spent her summer holiday in 1882. The area around Rydal Water provides easy walks for young families, easy hiking trails and some amazing picturesque views of Grasmere lake. In the spring, daffodils and bluebells add something special to the experience. A boat trip on Lake Windermere is a must. On the northern end of the lake is Ambleside and its outlying villages and hamlets, worth the trip if only to wander through Dora's field.
  • Kendal, Levens Hall house and gardens, Sizergh Castle, The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Center, Kendal Castle and the Museum of Lakeland Life, are all worth a visit. Lakeland climbing center provides all weather award winning family attraction.
  • Grasmere, a visit to Dove Cottage, home of William Wordsworth during his most inspired and productive years, will allow you to tick this one off the bucket list. Guided tours are offered. The Wordsworth Museum beside Dove Cottage has a permanent display of the poet's life history through pictures, maps, manuscripts, letters and much more.
  • Hawkshead, Sawrey is where you'll find the delightful Hilltop house and garden of Beatrix Potter. Visitors can walk in her footsteps by following the paths where the writer and illustrator of children's books regularly walked. The cottage still contains many of Beatrix Potter's favourite things and appears as if she had just stepped out.
  • Buttermere provides easy relaxing walks in one of Lakeland's most beautiful valleys. There are lakes, fells, woodland, and farmland.
  • Keswick on Derwentwater and the northern lakes covers half of the Lake District National Park. Keswick in the Lake District is the perfect retreat for the whole family with activities for all ages. There's museums, walks, lake cruises, mountain climbing and much more. Castlerigg Stone Circle is among the earliest British circles; it was raised around 3000 BC during the Neolithic period. This ancient stone circle is one of the most dramatic, atmospheric and impressive monuments in Britain, with it's stunning views. From within the circle, it is possible to see some of the highest peaks in Cumbria, Skiddaw, Grasmoor, Blencathra and Helvellyn.
  • Coniston, Furness Fell, and Grizedale Forest are popular destinations for hill-walking and mountain climbing. Best places to visit includes the John Ruskin Museum, a real treat for fans of Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons and Donald Cambell and Bluebird. Cambell broke four World Water Speed Records on Coniston Water in the 1950s and died attempting to break the world speed record for the eighth time in 1967 when his boat "Bluebird K7" crashed. Donald Cambell was buried in the new graveyard in Coniston in 2001.

For more specific information such as best hotels in the Lake District or camping in the Lake District and prices, check out the Cumbria Tourist Board.

Scarfell Summit


Beatrix Potter's Hill Top House in Lake District Cumbria


Beatrix Potter World Lake District

Long before the phenomenal Harry Potter cast his first spell to conquer the world, another Potter had weaved her own special magic to captured the imagination of children everywhere.

Beatrix Potter first visited Cumbria as a child where her family spent many happy summer holidays. The Lake District is where the young Beatrix would develop her love for nature, and where she found inspiration for many of her books. With a legacy from her aunt, and the proceeds from her book 'Peter Rabbit' the writer and illustrator were able to buy Hill Top Cottage and 34-acre working farm, in July 1906, the property became her home away from London.

Hill Top is a 17th-century house built with random stone walls and slate roof, situated in the small village of Sawrey near Windermere, and is open to the public. Potter later purchased other farms in the area, to preserve the uniqueness of the hill country landscape. She also became a prize-winning breeder of Herdwick sheep and married a well-respected local solicitor by the name of William Heelis. Potter left Hill Top to the National Trust. The house, farm and nearby villages featured in some of Beatrix Potter's classic books.

  • The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan

  • The Tale of Tom Kitten

  • The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

  • The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or The Rolly-Poly Pudding.

Illustration from The Tale Of Peter Rabbit By Beatrix Potter


Lake District, Cumbria, U.K

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Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22, UK

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Windermere, Lake District National Park, Cumbria, UK

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Penrith, Penrith, Cumbria, UK

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The Lake District National Park

Highest Point
Lowest Point
Cumbria ( historically in Cumberland, Lancashire & Westmorland)
South Lakeland, Eden, Allerdale, Copeland
Scarfell Pike (978m)
Sea level
2,292 km2 (885 sq. miles
Drosera, Pinguicula
Red deer, Red squirrel, Fell pony, Herdwick sheep, Red kite, Peregrine Falcon, Arctic Charr
15.8 million, Annual Day Visits 23.1 million

Lowther Castle An Aerial View


A Visit to Lowther Castle and Gardens

If you love wandering through old castle ruins, Lowther Castle near Penrith is a must, you will not be disappoint. This Gothic beauty allows the imagination to run wild. The magnificent Castle and gardens provide a relaxed and enjoyable day out for the whole family.

Built between 1806 and 1814 at the height of the romantic movement, Lowther Castle have certainly left its mark on Cumbria.

The Lowther family tree goes back to the time of Henry ll (12th century). However, the family seem to have had a rather checkered and colourful past. James Lowther, 1st Earl of Lonsdale (1736 -1802), aka. Wicked Jimmy, The Gloomy Earl, The Toadstool Earl, and Jimmy Grasp-All was an exceedingly wealthy individual who inherited a fortune from his father and his political acumen from his grandfather and uncles.

Despite his great wealth, James was noted for being more than just a little tight with his money, he continued to add to his power and fortune by employing some rather devious political skulduggery that would make our current day expense fixing politicians look like rank armatures.

The Earl owned several mines in the area of Whitehaven but neglected to invest in making his mines safe, to the detriment of his workers and pit-ponies.

When one of James' mistresses died, the Earl could not endure the thought of having her body buried and kept the putrefying body lying in bed. When this became unbearable, he had the body placed in a glass top coffin and kept in a cupboard.

Jimmy is said to be the reason William Wordsworth grew up in virtual poverty. Wicked Jimmy owed £5000 to Wordsworth's father John, an agent to the Lowther estate. The money would have been a small fortune at that time, and was still unpaid when John Wordsworth died in 1783. However, the debt was later paid with interest by James' heir William Lowther in 1802. The most colourful and best known of the Earls of Lonsdale was the 5th Earl of Lonsdale the "Yellow Earl.

Lowther Castle was designed by a young British architect known as Robert Smirke, later, Sir Robert Smirke, a leader of the Greek Revival architecture who also designed several public building including the main block and facade of the British Museum. The architectural style of Lowther Castle has been described as an outstanding example of Gothic revival. The castle sits on 3000 acres of rolling parkland, with its turrets, towers and Gothic arches reaching for the sky, Lowther is the quintessential fairy tale castle.

Lowther Castle and Gardens are owned by the Lowther Estate Trust, and has been in the family for around 900 years; it is currently undergoing extensive restoration. The Lowther Trust was awarded £65,000 by English Heritage for emergency repairs. This beautiful romantic ruin is well worth placing on the list of best places to visit in The Lake District.

Lowther Hall in the Early 19th Century

Lowther Castle was abandoned in 1937, the roof was removed in 1957 to avoid taxation.
Lowther Castle was abandoned in 1937, the roof was removed in 1957 to avoid taxation. | Source

Lowther Fairytale Gothic Castle


The Four Lawns At Lowther Castle Flanked By Large Beds of Perennial Wild Flowers Native to the Region

Lowther Castle Ruins


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Wordsworth Country

The Lake District also known as Wordsworth country is where William Wordsworth found inspiration for the poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud". Dorothy Wordsworth who was sister to William, wrote about the Daffodils that she and William saw on a walk in Gowbarrow Park, it is these golden daffodils that are believed to have inspired the famous poem.

Cultivated Daffodils positively lights up the roadsides of many Lakeland villages in Springtime, and although these flowers are different to the wild daffodils, they are a delight to behold.

In his "Preface to Lyrical Ballad," Wordsworth says that a poet is not in need of external stimulus so that he could write a poem. Critics are still debating whether the poet did, in fact, happened on a host of golden Daffodils, or did he simply penned a poem about Daffodils, either way, millions of people the world over are very glad that he did.

William Wordsworth was born on the 7th April 1770 in a Georgian house in the Cumbrian town of Cockermouth. He was the second of five children, William shared a close bond with his younger sister Dorothy, also a Romantic poet and prose writer.

Although Dorothy did not publish her work in her lifetime, many of her travelogues, journals and poems were published posthumously.

William's father, John, was a lawyer and estate agent to the land owner, Sir John Lowther, who also owned the Wordsworth's Georgian house.

The child William at aged six, was sent away to live with his maternal grandparents in Penrith, in North Cumbria where he attended the local school.

In 1779, William Wordsworth attended grammar school in the rural village of Hawkshead near Windermere and was granted a place at Cambridge University in October 1787. He left England in July 1790 on a tour of France and Switzerland, and although he continued his aimless wandering, the poet returned to the north of England in 1794.

Wordsworth accepted the offered of a tenancy to a remote Dorset cottage, "Racedown" in 1795 where he remained until 1797. At Racedown, Taylor Coleridge became a regular visitor and was said to play a part in instigating the move to Somerset, and the large mansion of Alfoxden in the village of Holford Glen.

Wordsworth continued his wandering but returned to Cumbria. He moved to Dove Cottage in 1799 with his sister Dorothy, married Mary Hutchinson, a childhood friend in 1802, the first of their five children was born in 1803.

However, as the family grew, Wordsworth was once again forced to find a larger home, and moved to Allan Bank in Grasmere, Coleridge was by this time, a permanent guest.

William Wordsworth moved to his final home Rydal Mount in1813. Dorothy Wordsworth struggled with addictions to opium and laudanum, as her mental health deteriorated, her brother William, became her main caregiver until his death in 1850. Dorothy died in January 1855; Mary died nine years after her husband in 1859.

While, at Rydal Mount, William Wordsworth bought the 'Rash Field' next to St Mary's Church where he had planned to build a house, the house was never built.

After the death of his daughter, Dora in 1847, William, Mary, Dorothy and the gardener went down to the field between Rydal Mount and the main road, where they planted hundreds of daffodils in memory of Dora.

Dora's field now belongs to the National Trust, the most famous spot in the UK for daffodils. The area is easy to find on the main road 1.5 miles north of Ambleside at Rydal.

Wordsworth, his sister Dorothy, his wife Mary, his children Catherine, Thomas and Dora have all been laid to rest in St Oswald's churchyard in Grasmere.

Choosing the best places in the Lake District to visit is a herculean task, I find that each visitor chooses his/her special place and will swear it's the best in the Lakes. I chose some of the places that left a lasting impression, and those I'd love to visit again in the future.

The Endangered Red Squirrel

Red squirrels were once found all over Britain since the end of the last ice age, but are now only seen in wooded areas throughout the north of England. The grey squirrels which was introduced from America in the late 1870s caused the decline.
Red squirrels were once found all over Britain since the end of the last ice age, but are now only seen in wooded areas throughout the north of England. The grey squirrels which was introduced from America in the late 1870s caused the decline. | Source

Easy Walk Path with View of Grasmere Lake


Poltross Burn MileCastle- Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall was a defensive fortification  in Roman Britain which began in AD 122 during the rule of the Roman emperor Hadrian. Poltross Burn is one of the best preserved milecastle on Hadrian's Wall.
Hadrian's Wall was a defensive fortification in Roman Britain which began in AD 122 during the rule of the Roman emperor Hadrian. Poltross Burn is one of the best preserved milecastle on Hadrian's Wall. | Source

Grasmere Walk


From the Mountains to the Sea, Barrow-in-Furness


Peter Rabbit and Friends Came to Visit

Oh it's Good to be home again.
Oh it's Good to be home again.


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    • tobusiness profile imageAUTHOR

      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      3 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Hi Romanian, thank you for stopping by, I'm so please you enjoyed the hub. The Lake District is an incredible place indeed, it's easy to see why many artists and writers continue to be inspired by it. Romania isn't so far away, maybe you will get there one day soon. My best to you.

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      3 years ago from Oradea, Romania

      The Lake district it's very beautiful, and your images are awesome. I wish to visit that place one day.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      3 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Hi Thelma, maybe you'll visit the Lakes again, there is much to send do. We'll be heading up there again in the Spring. Thank you so much for taking a look, I'm glad the hub took you back to your vacation. Have a wonderful weekend and my best to you.

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      Thelma Alberts 

      3 years ago from Germany

      I have been to Lake District and to Hadrian Wall and to some other places nearby. Unfortunately I have missed seeing Beatrix Potters house. Thanks for reminding me my vacation there with my family.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 years ago from Dubai

      I wish I could visit these places someday, great hub and a wonderful tour through the places. The images are beautiful!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      3 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      MsDora, always a pleasure. I set out to pay you a visit yesterday, but got distracted. Thanks for the visit and comment, I hope you're having a wonderful weekend, my best to you always.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      3 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Devika, nice to see you! I hope all is well, have a great weekend, my best always.

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      Dora Weithers 

      3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for this tour of the beautiful Lake District. All the scenery is gorgeous, but your very first picture is breathtaking. A very lovely article!

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      Devika Primić 

      3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Beautiful places and so interesting! The photos are gorgeous!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      3 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      travmaj, salt of the earth, those folks up north. Why is it that I'm not the least bit surprised to learn that you're a northern girl? :) Thank you for taking a look at this, I'm so glad you enjoyed it. We were hoping to see a few red squirrels at the Lowther Estate but the poor things were much too shy to come out to say hello. You're right about the Lake District being busy, we were there in the spring, a couple of years ago, and it didn't seemed to be as crowded then, I guess people are more likely to visit when the weather is nice. Take care now and my best to you.

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      3 years ago from australia

      This is such an interesting and well documented hub, thoroughly enjoyed it all. Brought back many memories, I grew up in the north of England and visited the Lakes regularly. Last went about three years ago, just as lovely but so busy. Loved Wordsworth's daffodils. Pleased to see the red squirrel is surviving in the area, there were many when I was a kid but haven't spotted any for a long time. Thanks for this, enjoyed the trip.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      3 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      ChitrangadaSharan, I hope you will get a chance to visit the Lake District, if you love Wordsworth the trip will be special indeed. Thank you for stopping by and for the vote, it's a pleasure to see you. Take care and my best to you.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Wow! Such a beautiful place. And the pictures are amazing.

      Thanks for sharing this very informative hub and thanks for the tour. I hope to visit Lake district some day. Thanks for sharing the William Wordsworth reference, my all time favorite!

      Thanks and voted up!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      3 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Jackie, thank you for the wonderful comment and share, I'm so glad you enjoyed the hub it was fun to do.

      I hope you're well, my best always.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      3 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Hi Nell, if you haven't yet visited Cumbria and the Lakes, you have a treat in store. I love traveling abroad, but there are some incredible beautiful places here in the UK. Thanks for stopping by, always great to see you, my best.

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      Nell Rose 

      3 years ago from England

      Hi Jo, what a beautiful hub! I cannot believe I have never visited the Lake District, I always wanted to see Beatrix Potters old house, its beautiful. I just love all the nature around it, and so peaceful too, wonderful!

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Such an interesting, thorough and beautiful article. You really do the most interesting and rich hubs there are to be seen and your stories make them so much more fascinating. Great job! Up and shared.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      3 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Ruby, thank you for the wonderful comment. You will love the Lake District, it certainly seem to have attracted some of the best poets, writers and artists, I'm sure you'll be able to tie down that wayword muse of yours.:) Lovely to see you, my best as always.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      3 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Homeplace Series, The Lakes are pretty special and well worth a visit. I couldn't resist the squirrel either. :)

      Lovely to see you.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      3 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Hi Genna, I'm so glad you enjoyed the hub, there was so many fascinating history, my problem was deciding which ones to include. The 5th Earl seem to have been a despicable and very dark character, not a person one would like to encounter on a dark night for sure.:) Beatrix Potter on the other hand, was simply delightful. Thank you for taking a look, always appreciated, my best as always.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Jo i really do love your hubs on England, as i've told you, it is on my bucket list to see all the beautiful sites. The Lake District sounds like a fun place along with the Grasmere and Lowther Castle. Dora's daffodils are so charming. I love the first pic. with the little lamb and the last of your pet resting in the car. Thank you so much for sharing...

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      William Leverne Smith 

      3 years ago from Hollister, MO

      This looks like a great place to visit. Personally, I liked the squirrel! ;-)

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      Genna East 

      3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I want to go. :-) I loved the segment on Beatrix Potter, Hill Top, and her work as a conservationist. The scenic view of Lowther Castle and Gardens is breathtaking…such rich countryside. The Earl’s obsession with the body of his mistress was disconcerting as well as the cheating of William Wadsworth’s father. What an interesting read on William along with “Dora’s Field” of daffodils. You chose wonderful places to visit and write about.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      3 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Jamie, the kids would absolutely love it, and remember, dreams can come true.

      Always great to see you, my best as always.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      3 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Kim, you are much to kind, but I do appreciate your wonderful comment. I hope you get to visit Hill Top one day.

      Take care and my best always.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      3 years ago from Reno NV

      A future place to take the kids on vacation. Well maybe in my dreams, but it never hurts. Awesome travel hub Jo. Jamie

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      3 years ago from North Carolina

      Awesome as always. You are so gifted regardless of the hub you produce. I, too would love to visit all of the areas, but the Beatrix Potter home would be top of my list. Up and shared as always. You are such a prolific writer and photographer. Thank you again for taking me on a tour of such beauty and grandeur. I sure hope I get to visit them one day.



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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      3 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Hi Eddy, lovely to see you. The Lake District is nothing, if not inspiring. Thank you so much for stopping by, always appreciated, my very best to you.

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      3 years ago from Wales

      Wow tobu your obvious hard work here has certainly paid off and here's to so many more. Voted up and wishing you a great day.


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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      3 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Frank, so glad you liked it, It's hard to believe, but the sweet little pup was about to be put down because he had bitten the vet who took away his family jewels, ouch! :) The RSPCA rescue center where we found him, thought that they would not be able to home him, but I'm so glad we chose him, he's now a wonderful little dog. Thank you for the support as always and my very best to you.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      3 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Faith, no need to be jealous, you live in one of the most beautiful places on the planet, maybe I'll make it down there one day. :) It's always lovely to see you and I'm so glad you enjoyed the hub. Thank you for the visit, comment and vote up. I hope you're all well, take care and my best as always

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      3 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Flourish, although it's not possible to take in everything on one visit, at least you've made it, maybe one day you'll return. Visiting the Lakes at different times of the year can also gives a totally different perspective of the area. We visited in spring a couple of years ago, but I wasn't aware of Dora's Field so we missed the daffs and bluebells. The pup had a smashing time chasing rabbits and hedgehogs, he was pretty exhausted by the time we returned home. :) Thank you for reading this, always appreciated, my best as always.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      3 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Hi LailaK, lovely to see you. I think the daffodil poem touches something deep in all of us, it's certainly one of the all times favourites. So glad you enjoyed the hub, thank you for the visit, comment and the vote up, much appreciated.

      Take care and my best to you.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      3 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Hi Suzette, the Lake District is a pretty special place indeed, there's something for everyone, from the chocolate box cottages to the spectacular landscape. A walking holiday is a great way to recharge the batteries. Thank you for taking a look, I'm sure you'll get there. Take care and my best to you.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      3 years ago from Shelton

      what a majestic guide.. love the buildings.. a great hub.. and I love the last picture of the dog ..priceless!!!!

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      Faith Reaper 

      3 years ago from southern USA

      I am so jealous, Jo! I would absolutely love to visit the Lake Distrist with such beauty all around and so many interesting sites to see. I would really love to visit the Beatrix Potter's Hill Top House and Wordsworth Country. I really enjoyed reading all about Wordsworth's family and life. I love "I wandered lonely as a cloud" ... I remember my mother reciting it as a child. She always did such. I love to hear poetry read aloud.

      Your photos are off the charts beautiful and interesting. Thank you for sharing.

      Voted up ++++ and away

      Blessings always

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      3 years ago from USA

      I have been fortunate enough to visit Beatrix Potter's cottage and it was lovely, but you have convinced me I missed so many other places. When you're planning a trip to another country it is so hard to prioritize or even have a perspective of what is where. I missed so much! Thanks fow the more local perspective. Your pup is beautiful.

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      3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Wordsworth's poem, "I wandered lonely as a cloud," is my personal favorite and I'd love to visit the Wordworth's country that you mentioned in your hub. Very cool places you mentioned also. Voted up!

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      Suzette Walker 

      3 years ago from Taos, NM

      What a beautiful district. Your photos are gorgeous and thank you for the tour. I would love to see this area one day. I love Beatrix Potter and would love to see get home/cottage.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      3 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      LadyFiddler, your day on the golf course sounds like fun, a great way to get fit, commune with nature and take in the fresh air. :)

      Thank you for taking a look, I probably over did it with the photos, but I took so many and wanted to share them. So glad you enjoyed the hub. You are right, nature is indeed God's creation. Take care and my best to you.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      3 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Bill, I haven't the slightest doubt that you will see it all one day, dreams do come true my friend. A pleasure to see you as always.

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      Joanna Chandler 

      3 years ago from On planet Earth

      This is excitedly beautiful i love nature the greens , it send me wild lol. Just yesterday i was running wild flying on a golf course i felt so nice. So long i haven't done something like that burning out the energy like a kid.

      Thanks for sharing those lovely pictures of God's creation "ADORABLE"

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      The stone walls, the castles, the natural beauty of it all...Jo, I would be in heaven there. Thank you so much for the great online tour. Maybe some day I'll see it all in person.

      blessings my friend



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