Things to do in the Lake District in 2018!

Things to do in the Lake District in 2018!

Do you need a little bit of inspiration to book your Lake District getaway? Then look no further, from activities nearby to our exclusive offers, it's well worth a read!

Beatrix Potter's Gallern case you didn’t already know, we love Beatrix Potter here at Lindeth Howe. New for 2018, the Beatrix Potter Gallery present their exhibition ‘The Right Sort of Women’. The exhibition includes original artwork, possessions and letters which give us a real insight into Beatrix Potter’s influential role in the Lake District. Besides original drawings and watercolours, the gallery is a rare opportunity to step inside one of Hawkshead’s historic buildings which was once the office of Beatrix’s husband, William Heelis. Why don’t you tie it into a stay at Beatrix Potter’s former home, Lindeth Howe and enjoy Bed and Breakfast and a lake cruise? Click here to check our availability. We have up to 35% off selected dates on our 2 night package, 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast, 1 night bed and breakfast. For more information on dates, please scroll down. 

Hill Top and Nature Wal

Whilst we’re on the topic of Beatrix Potter, it would be hard not to mention the fantastic Hill Top House. It’s full of Beatrix Potter’s things and it appears as if Beatrix had just stepped out for a walk. You can enjoy walks around the house and gardens whilst being transported back in time when Beatrix Potter lived here.
For more information please click here.

Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum.

Lcated in the village of Grasmere is the idyllic Dove Cottage, which was once the delightful family home of William Wordsworth. The Wordsworth Museum is situated next door to Dove Cottage and is a literary treasure grove, it displays the greatest collection of William’s letters, journals, manuscripts and poems. You can enjoy their new project, reimagining Wordsworth, where Wordsworth’s story are brought into the 21st century.

To find out more head over to their website here.

Rydal Mountain and Gardens

You will find Rydal Mount and Gardens in the heart of the Lake District; it lies between the villages of Ambleside and Grasmere with spectacular views of Lake Windermere, Rydal Water and the surrounding fells. Rydal Mount was also home to William Wordsworth for the greater part of his life, from 1813 until his death in 1850. Next to the gardens is the famous “Dora’s field”, it is here where William and Mary planted daffodils in memory of their only Daughter who died at age 43.

Find out more on the house, gardens and tea rooms, click here.


Theatre by the Lake

The Theatre by the Lake has the most stunning setting; it is located on the shores of Derwentwater with magnificent views of the western fells of the Lake District, there is no surprise it was once described at the most gorgeously situated theatre in England. The theatre offers a wide range of programmes from contemporary to classic; you can also enjoy a quick sail across the lake beforehand!

To find out what’s on and when, head over to their website here.

Blackwell The Arts and Craft House.

Blackwelll, like Lindeth Howe is overflowing with history. When the architect MH Baillie Scott built a holiday home overlooking Windermere for his client Sir Edward Holt he created Blackwell, a masterpiece of twentieth-century design; a perfect example of the Arts & Crafts Movement. You can enjoy a lovingly crafted day out at one of the most enchanting historic houses in the Lake District. Blackwell is located just under a mile away from us, so why don’t you take advantage of our Potter around Blackwell promotion? It includes a 2 night stay, dinner, bed and breakfast with tickets to the wonderful Blackwell House. 

Find out more here.

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Castlerigg stone circle is a 4,000 year old stone circle set high on the fells with Skiddaw and Blencathra to the north and High Rigg and Helvellyn to the south. It offers breath-taking views and is perhaps the most atmospheric and dramatically sited of all British stone circles.

For more information on how to get there, click here.

If you don’t have transport than we would highly recommend Mountain Goat tours take you there. One of their many stops on the Ten Lakes Spectacular Tour is Castlerigg Stone Circle – click here to see their tours. 

Windermere Lake Cruises

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Lake Windermere is England’s largest Lake and is the most popular attraction in Cumbria. Windermere Lake Cruises offer 45 minute to 3 hour cruises and they also offer a freedom of the Lake ticket which means you could cruise all day if you wished. Whether you’re starting your cruise at Bowness, Ambleside or Lakeside, the spectacular voyage gives the traveller magnificent views of mountains, secluded bays and many wooded islands. They also run cruises every day, apart from Christmas Day. Why not make a night of it and join us on our Bed, Breakfast and Boat deal! Find out more here. 
If you would like to know more about Windermere Lake Cruises, then Click here.

The Lakeland Motor Museum

The Lakeland Motor Museum nestles in the picturesque Leven Valley, at Backbarrow, close to the southern tip of Lake Windermere. The museum has a fascinating collection of over 30,000 exhibits which trace the development of road transport throughout the twentieth centure – motor cars, motorbikes, cycles and automobile.

Have you seen our Motoring Memories package? It includes a two night break in our luxury hotel with dinner, bed and breakfast along with tickets to the Lakeland Motor Museum, a 24 hour freedom of the lake ticket and a bottle of house wine, cream tea and a glass of fizz! To find out more, click here.

Exclusive mini-break promotions at Lindeth Howe

Lindeth Howe Exclusive Deals

If you’re interested in any of the below packages:

  • Gin, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
  • Motoring Memories
  • Potter at Blackwell
  • Walkers Break
  • A whiskey affair
  • Suite Romance
  • Bed, Breakfast and Boat
  • 1 night bed and breakfast and 1 night dinner bed and breakfast
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