Things to do in the Lake District this September 2017

Emily Hadfield - Tuesday, August 08, 2017


Comedy nights in Bowness


If you thought the Lake District was just a place to be at one with nature, then you’d be surprised to learn how very wrong you are!

The comedy nights at the Laundrama are a regular feature here in our quaint little village of Bowness. Based in The Old Laundry Theatre’s studio, local comedian and write John Lebbon features a full line up of comical characters (including some big names) guaranteed to keep you giggling ‘til the end!

A fully-stocked bar and homemade pie and pea suppers are available for those who want it too – lovely stuff.

For Friday 1st September, tickets are £12 per adult, and please note, due to the rather ‘risqué’ nature of some of the performances, children are not permitted inside.

You can access your tickets, HERE.



Are you brave enough to take on the BIG CHILL?

On Saturday 2nd September, the annual Chill Swim Swimming Gala will be taking place on Coniston Lake.

As the third largest lake in the District (and very close to Windermere), this yearly event tests both stamina and strength, as contestants battle it out to be the victor on the 5.25-mile route.

Whether you choose to take part, or observe from the dry comforts of your fleece, you won’t be able to help but adore being submersed in the camaraderie of this open-water swimming event.

For the full low-down, including how to enter, where to park and what hot chocolate’s best for your thermal flask, click HERE.



Illustrious, illuminated and ALIVE!



Presented by Lake District national Park, the spectacular Lakes Alive arts festival will be returning on 8th – 10th September in the stunning town of Kendal.

Featuring eye-dazzling displays of illuminations, ‘digital delights’ and performances from some of the UK’s finest visually vibrant acts, this festival is like no other on the Lake District social calendar, and certainly not one to be missed if you’ve ever wanted your eyes, mind and senses to be blown.

Other than sing the praises of this truly impressive event, we strongly encourage you to visit their website HERE, immerse yourself in what’s they have to offer and BOOK YOUR TICKETS before it’s too late!



Kendal Torchlight Carnival


September really is Kendal’s month, as we’re back again to experience the delights of this incredibly popular festival running from Friday 15th – Saturday 16th September.

Promoting the best of Kendal, including street performances, parades, local produce trade stalls and of course the beautiful carnival of lights, we are honoured to support this carnival and the volunteers who work tirelessly to make it happen.

For absolutely everything you could want to know about this exciting event, you’re welcome to visit their page HERE.



The Cranleigh recommends...The Cranleigh Boutique!



Before the summer nights come to a close, any romantic trip to the lakes must come with a wine and dine cruise experience.

Where there are many options available to you for these, at the Cranleigh Boutique, we are extremely privileged and proud to be able to offer you complimentary tickets for two when you stay in any of our award-winning rooms. Call 01539

43293 to speak to us direct about our special offers exclusively for couples.


Top 5 things to do in the Lake District this August

Emily Hadfield - Tuesday, August 08, 2017


If you’ve chosen to visit us in August, you’ve got a lot to look forward to, as continuing the lively atmosphere of June and July, our lakes, hills, towns and parks are alive with entertainment.

To help you plan your trip, here are our top 5 events that will be taking place during your stay…



The Annual Lunesdale Agricultural Show

On Tuesday 8th August, farmers and trade fair exhibitors gather together to host this ever-popular show at Underley Park, just outside Kirby Lonsdale.

Comprising one of the largest livestock shows in the country, this ‘ever-so-country’ event is loved by locals and visitors alike, as it also features one of the largest trade fairs in the north.

Support local produce and sample some of the best the Lake District has to offer at this traditional event.

Please note, you do not have to bring your own sheep to attend!


Advanced admission is £7 for adults, and tickets can be purchased HERE. Alternatively, you can pay £8 on the door.



Ladies and gentleman, please rise for the Last Night of the Proms


On Saturday 12th August, you are cordially invited to watch the award-winning Flookburgh Brass Band as they appear once again at the Victoria Hall in Grange-over-Sands at the southern most point of the Lake District.

All are welcome to wave a flag, blow a whistle and dress for the occasion, where you’ll be treated to some of the finest sounds for miles around.

Tickets are £10 (which include refreshments), and can be obtained by phoning 015395 59081.





Bowness are proud to present…

The Royalty Wurlitzer Organ Concert!


On Tuesday 15th August, The Royalty Cinema in Bowness will be serving up a lunch time feast of music with some of the UKs best-known artists performing six presentations on the fabulous Wurlitzer organ.

You might be wondering what all the fuss about, after all, it’s just an organ, however, what makes this instrument and indeed the even so special is that it is the only piece of its kind in any working cinema across Europe, which means only a handful of people have the skills to be able to play it.

If you’re visiting us during the that week, you must pay a visit to this exciting lunch-time concert, where you can purchase your £6 ticket at the door.




Ready, steady, RUN for the hills!


If you missed the Ambleside Sports Day back in July, don’t worry, you have another bite at the cherry, as the Grasmere Lakeland Sports Day and Show will be hosted on Bank holiday Sunday 27th August!

Steeped in history over 160 years, it is one of the the most popular events in the Lake District, as hundreds (if not thousands) of people come together for a day of uncompromised fun and competition.

You can expect to see Cumberland Wresting, Fell Running, and Hound Trials, as well as a multitude of other event s for you to sink your trainers into!

Entries to take part can be made on the day, and all fitness levels are welcome (especially good to know if you’ve overindulged on the Saturday!)

For tickets, start times and all the other bits and bobs you might need to know, click HERE.



The Cranleigh recommends…


The Fizzy Tarte in Bowness on Windermere.

For luxury surrounds, an upbeat atmosphere and more cocktails than you could try in a weekend, the Fizzy Tarte is a very popular choice with locals and visitors alike.

Whether you pop in for Afternoon Tea, or just sample some of their unique crafted cocktails, you’ll be pleased you visited.


Things to do in The Lake District this June!

Emily Hadfield - Monday, May 22, 2017

My my, where is this year going! It’s a good job there are lots of exciting things to look forward to and keep you busy during your trip to the Lake District this June. Here’s a run-down of our favourite, oh, and a little ‘personal recommendation’ too… 



These sites were made for walking…

On Friday 2nd – Saturday 3rd June, Kendal will be host to the inaugural Kendal Walking Festival.


With over 23 walks to choose from, (guided and independent) if you’ve ever wanted to experience a true taste of the lakes’ breath-taking scenery and was waiting for someone to tell you where you should go, why not come along on the 2nd or 3rd June and be spoilt for choice!


If you choose to do a guided walk, you can reserve your tickets HERE.





Your Ultimate Outdoor Weekend at the Keswick Mountain Festival

If you fancy something a little more ‘upbeat’ than walking, then Keswick’s mountain festival could be a fun choice for you if you’re visiting the lakes between 8th – 11th June.


With live music, outdoor activities such as kayaking, climbing and ‘scrambling’ and a whole host of sports and mountaineering speakers lined up, this festival is so jam-packed with activities, it’s pretty much taking over the whole of Keswick!

Oh, and if you’re a fan of mountain bikes, or rather a fan of watching talent do some pretty mesmerising tricks on them, there’ll be a show open to the public on the first day.


We’ve been told tickets are almost sold out, so if all the energetic hype sounds like your cup of tea (or Lucozade) then you can book your tickets HERE.





Hop, Skip and Jump into Beatrix Potter’s ‘Mini Musical’


“Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were – Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter”…


Remember that famous opening? Now, whether you’re 5 or 150, everyone has, at some point in their lives been wrapped up in the wonderful world of Beatrix Potter’s beloved stories.

And, the good news is that you have the chance to relive those precious times all over again, as the one-time musical, ‘Where is Peter Rabbit?’ will be gracing the stage at Old Laundry Theatre (inside the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction) right here in Bowness between 10th June – 3rd September.


This not-to-be-missed musical adventure will breathe whole new life into our favourite childhood characters, and explode upon the stage a magical, special-effects spectacular that can only be housed in place where it was born – Bowness.

Tickets are £10 for adults and £8 for children with a family concession at £33.


If you’re visiting us during June, you should definitely spare some time to see this wonderful performance by getting your tickets HERE.





One for the vintage vehicle enthusiasts…

Featuring over 300 classic cars and motorbikes, plus live music and trade stands, The Lakes Charity Classic Vehicle Show is coming to Grasmere on Sunday 18th June.


Since the event began, over £35,000 has been raised for different charities, and this event promises to be even bigger, better and more “va-va-vrroomm” than ever before.


If you fancy a casual day out with a touch of history to boot, then this preservation of the ‘good ‘ole times’ is exactly what you need and you can top it off with a walk around the beautiful Grasmere lake before stopping off at a pub for a well earned-pint. Lovely stuff.


Admission is £5 and you’re welcome to pay upon arrival.






To experience a true taste of the Lakes life, Cranleigh recommends…  

The New Hall Inn in Windermere.


Unapologetically quaint with all the rustic charm of days gone by, this quintessentially English pub is just the place you need to visit if you want to immerse yourself in Lake-life simplicity.

With an honest-to-goodness home-cooked menu, and more local craft ales than you could shake your stick at, this lovely little pub is perfect for any reveller!



Things to do in the Lake District this May 2017

Emily Hadfield - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

It’s been an optimistic start to Spring in the Lake District, as we’ve enjoyed beautifully sunny weekends throughout the month of April, and long may it continue! So in the spirit of positive thinking and exciting planning, here’s a run down of our favourite events taking place in the Lake District this May - hopefully you can find one or two that take your fancy…


Skibedy-be-bop on down to the Keswick Jazz & Blues Festival!

Between Thursday 11th – Sunday 14th May, Keswick will be alive with top tribute bands playing the world’s finest jazz compositions in this stunning Northern Lakes town.


An annual festival spanning over 25 years and with multiple live music venues to choose from, you can buy a day ticket pass from as little £35, which is a drop in the ocean compared to how much fun you’ll have jiving, swinging and soaking up the atmosphere there.


You can also try your hand at some dance lessons (but don’t worry, beer will always be on hand to give you a nice little nudge).

To book your ticket to this fun-filled festival, simply visit their website, HERE.




Watch (or join in!) the UK’s Most Scenic Marathon

 On Sunday 21st May, thousands of runners, supporters and spectators alike will gather together for the Brathway Windermere Marathon and Half Marathon.



Voted the UK’s most scenic marathon, the event is a popular hit with tourists who are keen to see the UK’s largest lake put to impressive use.

Spectating is free, however, for those fit few daring enough to take on the challenge, you can do so for £43, and entry can be accessed HERE.


If you do decide to take part, do let the friendly team at Cranleigh Boutique hotel know – we will be looking after many of the athletes with our famous VIP hospitality, and we’d be delighted to welcome you too, (after all, who else is going to cook you up a post-run feast?)





A Sensational, Theatrical Masterpiece comes to Keswick

 For those who crave a slice of cultural finery during their trip to the Lakes, The Theatre by the Lake is home to some of the North West’s most dazzling theatrical spectacles.

 From Thursday 25th May, the critically acclaimed production of ‘After The Dance will be making its debut in this lovely theatre. 

A full synopsis of the play, plus tickets can be found HERE,


But let us tell you this…

If sharp satire and stunning displays of acting that provides a rollercoaster for your emotions is what you class as entertainment, ‘After The Dark’ will definitely be your cup of tea (or glass of champagne!)






Come Ye to The Festival of Fools

 Few festivals offer so much in enriching historical fun, which is what separates the Muncaster Festival from all the rest.


From Sunday 28th – Tuesday 30th May, the festival takes place in stunning grounds of Muncaster Castle, a wonderfully majestic place with lots of surprises!

Your experience will include circus acts, orchestras, archery (+ many other themed games), face painting, woodcraft workshops, and even the international Jesters Tournament.

A real treat for the whole family, this festival is rife with life and full to the brim of exciting and educational activities.

Tickets can be purchased online HERE.




Looking to book in May? Click HERE to select your dates.



Things to do in The Lake District this April

Graham Hadaway - Thursday, March 09, 2017

April is the month of Easter, the month where flowers bloom, nights get lighter, the daytime warmer and the only month where we have a day...or morning, dedicated 

to pulling a loved ones leg (for April Fools Day that is). Prank planning aside, there is much to look forward to and many things to do in The Lake District in April.

1.A Show by the Lake

If you're searching for a lovely and insightful way to spend your evening, The Theatre By The Lake has much to offer. Running from Saturday the 1st of April until Saturday the 22nd of April, the production of William Wordsworth, is certainly a remarkable show worth watching. As the story of a world-famous romantic poet, there was a great deal more to this wordsmith's life, than simply composing endearing sonnets of love. Wordsworth's book, Lyrical Ballards, helped launch the Romantic Age in English Literature. As a result, the Cockermouth born poet lives on to be a local legend. Most noteworthy in accordance to this piece, you'll discover that Wordsworth's family life was not as seamless as the words he scripted.

With an eclectic range of productions, The Theatre by The Lake is a peaceful and quaint location.

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2. Exhibition

The Light Within Exhibition at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House in Bowness-on-Windermere, is a visionary presentation worth stopping by to see during a stay in The Lakes. Running from now until Sunday the 18th of June, the exhibition is open each day from 10:30am5pm. Created by Griet Beyaert and Paul Miller, collectively known as 'The Glass Cyphers', this intriguing demonstration is a mix of glass-making and digital technology. Inspired by the use of light, you'll be able to view a range of multi-layered video projections, mapped onto sculpted glass works and accompanied by a powerful soundscape.

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3. Chesters By The River and Skelwith Bridge

For a truly delightful lunch out head to Chesters By The River, based in nearby Ambleside. As a beautiful cafe and gift shop with a modern country feel, you have the option of dining in the welcoming indoors, surrounded by inviting french doors, or, alternatively you can dine alfresco in the outdoor patio area, looking out onto scenic forestry. With a scrumptious variety of food either from the delights presented on the counter, created from the open wood fired oven or by opting for a salad, you'll have plenty to choose from. Following on from this, make a day of it by visiting the breathtaking Skelwith Falls and surrounding countryside footpath.

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4. Hills, Gills and Falls

If you're feeling adventurous and like a challenge this event in The Lake District provides you with a wonderful way to spend the day. Taking around five and a half hours in total, covering 10 km, this peaceful trek through the breathtaking hills will leave you feel invigorated. Starting at Glen Mary Bridge, the highest point you'll reach during the journey over Tom Heights to Colwith Force, is 260m. Especially relevant to this – walking boots with a good tread and a reasonable level of fitness are required. In addition, for things to do in The Lake District, this hill walk will take place on the 9th of April, starting at 10:30am.

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5. Jackson's Bistro for dinner

As far as things to do in The Lake District goes, trying out one of the many quality restaurants heres is a must-do. For a lovely dinner not too far from the hotel, try Jackson's Bistro in Bowness-on-Windermere. Offering a wonderful variety of meat dishes as well as vegetarian options, there's lots of tasty options to choose. With a quality British menu, Jackson's Bistro is particularly renowned for its choice of steaks. To add to this, dress code is varied here. You can feel comfortable whatever the occasion, thanks to the perfect balance of a smart yet casual atmosphere.

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Why we are the No.1 Hotel for Romance in Windermere

Emily Hadfield - Thursday, February 23, 2017


Here at the Cranleigh Boutique, as a No.1 hotel for romance in Windermere, we understand the importance of couple retreats. Offering only the highest quality of luxury features in our exclusively designed rooms and suites, we pride ourselves on providing a totally unique experience like no other. 




    We understand that for the majority of us, leading both busy and fast-paced lives makes having the chance of spending quality time together difficult. When escaping to the Cranleigh Boutique you can cherish precious moments with the one you treasure, in the pleasure of luxury surroundings. We offer a relaxing retreat, where you and your significant other can recuperate, unwind in one another's company and reignite that spark.



    Lake Windermere 

    Being situated in Bowness-on-Windermere, the heart of the stunning Lake District, the location for our hotel and suites is made ever the more, perfectly romantic. The Lake District is renowned for its beauty and breathtaking scenery. There really is nothing quite like being able to walk side by side with your loved one, breathing in the fresh country air, absorbing astounding views and all while feeling at complete peace in the surroundings of nature. With a choice of fun outdoor activities, high quality restaurants and vibrant bars, The Lakes provides the perfect way to spend your day and maximise time spent together.

    Our Accommodation




    One of the aspects making us stand out from other hotels in Windermere, is the intriguing fact that no two rooms at the Cranleigh are the same. Each of our rooms are carefully thought out and individually designed, so that we provide something that can cater to every preference.



    With an array of luxury features including mood lighting, air jet spa bath and cinema screens you have the freedom to set the tone you desire. Whether that's using your iPhone to select music of your choice and playing it through the sound speaker system, with low-lit lighting and a glass of fizzy to hand, or if you'd prefer to sit back and enjoy a film on an 8ft touch pad controlled cinema screen, while feeling the warmth of the 3D flame effect digital fire radiate (as featured in The Indulgence Suite) - our aim is to provide you with a great selection of choice during your staycation in our private havens.

    Special Packages


    Demonstrate how much thought you've put into creating romance during your stay by surprising your other half with one of our special packages. Choose from the appropriately named Because I Love You Package or The Ultimate Cranleigh Package, as well as three others. We designed these for those guests who really want to go that extra mile, in applying the most wonderful of finishing touches. Our special treats include a range of exquisite Champagne, a bouquet of roses, handmade chocolates, rose petals scattered on the bed and more.

Things to do in The Lakes this March

Emily Hadfield - Wednesday, February 15, 2017


As Spring is fast approaching and the transition into March makes for better weather, it's the month we can finally wave goodbye to taking refuge indoors... and ease ourselves back into enjoying outdoor activities!


There's a range of fun and unique activities to take part in over March in The Lakes, available for people with all types of interests.


Here's our 4 favourite upcoming events:


    1. Treetop Trek




    See The Lakes from a birds-eye-view with the award winning Treetop Trek in Windermere. Described as a 'tree'rifficly fun experience you'll have the opportunity to swing, climb, balance and fly through ancient British woodland canopy like never before!


    You can choose between the quick Climb and Zip (30 minutes), a Mini Trek (1 hour) or going all out with the Full Treetop Trek (2-3 hours). With 35 Treetop challenges you'll be kept amused.


    2. Cartmel Food Market

      Experience the beautiful surroundings of this Medieval Village and Priory with its monthly food market. Famous for it's Sticky Toffee Puddings and Mrs Kirkham's Lancashire cheese, were sure the food here will be incomparable.


      Held every third Friday of the month, Friday 17th March is your chance to trial the fine food this Lakes village has to offer! Featuring stalls from local farmers, growers and artisan food producers you'll discover a selection of meats, cheeses, pies, breads, preserves and cakes.


      3. Lake Cruise




      Enjoy breathtaking views from England's longest lake with Windermere Lake Cruises. Certainly a must do for anyone visiting the area, this restful journey will allow you to take in the scenic landscape. You can choose from indoor and outdoor seating, as well as from a choice of cruises – each varying in duration.


      If you prefer, you can make a day of the journey, with a trip to a local attraction. For Cranleigh guests staying two nights or more, you will receive 2 free Lake Cruise tickets with our #WINTERMACY offer, ending in March.



      4. Theatre by the Lake – Two Way Mirror


      Set just a short stroll away from Derwentwater, based on the outskirts of Keswick, the Theatre by the Lake is a must-see venue for anyone visiting The Lake District.


      Described by The Independent as “the most beautifully located and friendly theatre in Britain”, it presents a great choice of renowned performances. This month sees the showing of Two Way Mirror, a captivating drama, exploring the themes of love, illusion and the power of desire.


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Make your Valentine's extra special

Emily Hadfield - Thursday, February 02, 2017


At The Cranleigh we pride ourselves on being the destination for romance. Awarded Number 1 for Romance in the North on two separate occasions by Trip Advisor, what better place to celebrate Valentine's.


With an abundance of packages and special treat's available including: a bed scattered with rose petals, luxury champagne, handmade chocolate and a Huggie Bear, it's an experience that is certain to put a smile on your partner's face.


Here's our favourite packages to choose from:




  1. 1. Because I Love You

    Appropriately named, nothing says I love you on that all important day quite like this package. With a box of deluxe handmade chocolates and two glasses of our House Champagne in hand, sparks will be flying as you sit back to enjoy the warm glow of a candle-lit room and a bed decorated in rose petals.

If you choose to make your stay extra special with one of our Church Suites, you can unwind together among the bubbles of an air spa bath, while relaxing in front of a film of your choice.


And the romance doesn't stop there, surprise your special someone with the most traditional love gesture of all - a single red rose.


  1. 2. Deluxe Arrival


    Stick to the key elements of romance with our Deluxe Arrival Package. Starting by popping open a bottle of our classic House Champagne, you can both enjoy a glass of fizz and experience the delicious taste of our signature chocolates, while sharing a sumptuous bed scattered in rose petals.

    If you opt for The Hideout Boutique House you can make the most of all this and more with an outstanding cinema room, specially designed by the famous Majik House.


    Settee not comfy enough for you? Not to worry, you can enjoy the cinematic experience from the comfort of an extra large air spa bath for two, fitted with I-Pad controlled underwater lighting.




    3. Make It Personal


    If there's a particular brand of Champagne you prefer: Moet and Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Laurent Perrier, Piper-Heidsieck or there's just one treat from the packages listed above that stands out to you, there's always the option of customising your extras.


    Maybe a bouquet of stunning flowers on arrival in your room is more your style?


    Or would you rather strawberries dipped in chocolate be waiting on the other side of the door?


    Whatever you preference, we are here to accommodate and make February a month of romance for you and your significant other.

Find your Inner Dare-Devil this New Year

Emily Hadfield - Tuesday, January 24, 2017


More often than not, people make their resolutions for the new year based on 'giving up', be it take-away food, alcohol, or perhaps wilful spending. Although these goals are respectable, wouldn't it be refreshing to aim for something with a slightly more enjoyable process?


Make 2017 your year to be daring (not that giving up your Friday night curry isn't highly commendable!) and get those adrenaline juices flowing. Here are a few ways in which you can access your inner adventurer here in the UK...



Kankku 4X4 Off Road Adventure


Discover The Lake District from a completely new angle with Kankku's 4X4 Off Road Adventure. Your blood will be pumping as you take the wheel of the Kankku 4X4 and begin to be led across the challenging terrain of the Lakeland fells. Whether you're an advanced off road driver, or a complete beginner, the Kankku adventure is a thrilling experience that will be hard to forget.



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IFLY Indoor Skydiving – Various locations


Relinquish control and stimulate true free-fall conditions at an IFLY indoor skydiving centre. If you're not quite ready to start jumping out of planes, then IFLY is the ideal way to go. No need to worry if you have never been indoor sky-diving before, first-time flyers will have two instructors - one to help you in the tunnel, and one to control the air speed.



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CRAGS Adventures


CRAGS – or 'Climbing Rocks, Abseiling & Ghyll Scrambling - has been rated the No.1 outdoor activity company in The Lake District by customers on TripAdvisor. Operating in the picturesque national park, CRAGS allows adventure seekers to discover the charm of The Lake District, while taking part in one of the number of exhilarating activities offered, be it scaling a rock face, climbing a waterfall, or scrambling a gorge.



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Harness Zorbing – Various locations


An activity like no other, Harness Zorbing is perfect for those wanting to shake with laughter rather than with fear. Strapped in at the hips, shoulders and feet, participants roll down a hill inside a cushioned, see-through ball at speeds of up to 30mph, while racing another person. There is simply nothing quite like it (unless you're a hamster).



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Keswick Extreme: Outdoor Adventure Activities


Like the idea of white water tubing? Or perhaps climbing into a mine? Both are possible with Keswick Extreme. Located on the shores of Derwentwater, Keswick Extreme is a long established provider of outdoor activities, with trained guides guaranteed to give you an exciting day in The Lake District. The activities offered by Keswick Extreme allows you to test your nerves and experience the extreme nature of the Lakeland countryside.


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Romantic activities/places to visit in The Lake District for Valentines Day

Emily Hadfield - Monday, January 16, 2017


The Cranleigh Boutique loves a little romance, so much so, Trip Advisor has awarded The Cranleigh Boutique 'Number 1 for Romance in the North' on two separate occasions. Therefore, we are here to help with your country escape this Valentines Day. Visit one of the most popular National Parks and discover the charm of The Lake District with that special someone...







High Sweden Bridge, Ambleside

Dating back to what is believed to be the 16th century, the High Sweden Bridge is an old packhorse bridge, which couples can see for themselves by meandering through the picturesque Lakeland fells. What is fascinating about this historical sight, are the numerous names which have been carved into the stone by famous visitors, including the poet William Wordsworth.

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Pony Trekking, Rookin House

Discover the stunning scenery of The Lake District by horse for a unique and idyllic experience with your special other. It doesn't matter if you're a novice or experienced rider, Rookin House caters for all standards. Your instructor will take you along bridleways and quiet country lanes, across open fells and through forests, with guaranteed views along the way.

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Zefferellis Cinema, Ambleside

Home to a cinema, restaurant, cafe & jazz bar, Zefferellis is so much more than your standard cinema. With their 'Movie Deal,' couples can enjoy a delicious two or three course meal at either Zefferellis or Fellinis restaurant - both known for their quality vegetarian cuisine - followed by a film of your choice in one of their cinemas. The atmosphere is inviting and relaxed, so much so, you can enjoy your film while sharing a bottle of vino with your other half.

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The Lake District is well known for its quaint villages, cosy pubs and independent shops. Celebrate Valentine's Day with your loved one by discovering one of the national park's rural towns such as Grasmere, where you will find “the world's best gingerbread” in a Victorian-style cottage turned shop. Or you can discover Kirkby Lonsdale, which is home to many delightful boutique stores. For a slightly busier environment, explore Bowness-on-Windermere where you can escape to a traditional pub with a crackling log fire, wooden beams and real ale. If that doesn’t delight you, there are several less traditional venues with much to offer.








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