Los Lagos Marco
Vacaciones y descansos se han tomado en la región de los lagos desde antes de la época romana, debido a sus bellos paisajes y una gran herencia literaria y cultural. Lakeland cuenta con muchos lugares para visitar y explorar así que siempre habrá una gran variedad de actividades para participar en, con su Beatrix Potter y las conexiones de Wordsworth, pueblos pintorescos y espectaculares vistas. Whether you choose to visit in winter or summer, otoño o primavera, usted será capaz de explorar y apreciar la belleza del paisaje y sus colores cambiantes según las estaciones. El antídoto perfecto para la vida moderna agitada.
El Distrito de los Lagos es uno de los lugares más hermosos para visitar en el Reino Unido, con altos picos y lagos deslumbrantes, hay tantas cosas que ver y hacer. Lindeth Howe se encuentra en el corazón del Parque Nacional con vistas al lago más grande del país, Lago Windermere. Los huéspedes pueden sentarse en la terraza y disfrutar de un té por la tarde o una copa de vino y disfrutar de lo que el país tiene para ofrecer Lake. Bowness-on-Windermere, refiere a menudo como el corazón del Distrito de los Lagos, se encuentra a pocos pasos de distancia. Aquí podrá disfrutar de las muchas atracciones y tiendas o tomar un crucero por el lago Windermere a otras zonas populares como Hawkeshead, Ambleside y Lakeside.
Los Lagos Marco
The first settlers came to the lake district in around 3000BC to hunt and to farm and by the time the Romans arrived the area was extensively farmed by Celtic tribes. The Romans built a villa on Belle Isle and a fort “Galava” whose remains can still be seen at Ambleside.
The 10th century saw Norsemen farming the Lake District and many places are of Norse origin including Windermere from Vinandermere or Vinanders Lake, also Bowness from Bull Ness, the place where the village bull was kept.
Bowness is an old village. There has been a church there since 1203, and it was the port of the lake, the predominant industry being Char fishing. Windermere however is a modern village. Prior to the building of the Oxenholme to Windermere railway in 1847, it was known as Birthwaite and originally was no more than half a dozen dwellings around a farm.
The building of the railway brought a radical change, opening up the area to a flood of tourists. Shops and hotels were built, many of which still stand today.
Travel within the area was then by boat or horse and carriage. En 1855 21,000 carriages passed through the village of Troutbeck Bridge, just north of Windermere.
The village has changed greatly over the last 100 years, especially with the arrival of the motor car, and is now a thriving tourist centre offering superb attractions and facilities for the visitor.
Windermere is ten and a half miles long and up to 200 ft deep in places. The bed of the lake is owned by South Lakeland District Council, having been presented to Windermere Urban District Council by H.L Groves high sheriff of Westmorland in 1939. The water is owned by United Utilities who extract many gallons each day for use in the industrial cities of Lancashire.
There has been a ferry service across the lake for possibly as long as 500 years, the change from steam power coming in 1870. Flying boats have taken off from the lake, the first in 1911, and during the second world war Sunderland flying boats were built at White Cross Bay.
Pictured Below – Rydal Water in the Winter.