Posted Thursday, March 07th, 2013 by admin
The Lake District in north-western England is a place of great natural beauty and abundant in history. While Bassenthwaite Lake is the only body of water in the district actually classified as a lake, there are several others known as tarns and waters including Windermere which is the largest in the area. Majestic mountain peaks and dense forests surround the lake, tarns, and waters creating an amazing setting for outdoor activities of all types. Historically, the Lake District was the well-known haunt of literary greats and poets like John Ruskin and William Wordsworth, and many cultural events and venues pay tribute to their work. With its many attractions and stunning scenery, it is no wonder the area is fast becoming the main destination for weekend holidays.
Enjoying Outdoor Pleasures in The Lake District
The pristine, lovely lakes beckon visitors to hire a boat and explore the waterways. The Coniston Boating Centre in the Lake District National Park provides visitors with a variety of water recreation activities as well as biking trails for land adventures. Water craft of all types including motor boats, sail boats and canoes peacefully troll the waters at Coniston. The boating centre offers safety instruction with all equipment hires to ensure guests have a safe and memorable time on the Coniston waters. Water recreation activities continue at Windermere which extends for 10 miles and contains several small islets. Fishermen especially enjoy the fact that Windermere has a great abundance of trout, pike, and perch.
The forests surrounding the lakes have not been forgotten by Lake District tourist attraction operators. An outfit called Tree Top Trek at Windermere presents visitors with aerial physical challenges sure to send one’s heart racing. Visitors race through the trees on ziplines and test their balance and nerves on Tree Top Trek’s specially crafted rope obstacle courses. Tree Top Trek outdoor adventures is great fun for family groups, company parties, and couples.
One of the best ways to tour the quaint villages and engaging countryside around the lakes is by bike. Motorists share the road with bikes, and visitors stop whenever they desire to visit an eye-catching attraction. The clean air and exercise gained from biking the countryside surrounding the Lake District is the perfect weekend tonic for lethargic, weekday office workers. Motor cycles are also available for hire at the Lakes Escape which provides all-inclusive motor cycle tour packages to popular area attractions.
Other Distinctive Cultural Attractions Of The Lake District
The Lake District is home to a very unique museum featuring some of the world’s most exquisite collection of miniatures. The miniature museum is a must see for doll house collectors, artists, and anyone else fascinated by the details of these pint-sized works of art. Their collection includes 1/12 scale versions of antique living room, dining room, and other furniture pieces. Miniature paintings, embroidery, and musical instruments are also on display at the Miniature Museum. The level of detail is astounding, and the museum is sure to impress all who walk through its doors.
John Ruskin was a famed author, social activist, and later philanthropist of the Lake District. His late secretary started a museum in the area in his honour in the early 1900s, and one has been in operation in the Lake District ever since. This museum features some of Ruskin’s early handwritten transcripts and surprisingly skilful childhood paintings. Although John Ruskin’s later years were reportedly marred by mental illness, his ideals of social justice remained a guiding point for his peers and contemporaries. The talented man raised amongst the British élite advocated for universal education and better housing for all.
One collectible of John Ruskin somehow did not make it to the Ruskin Museum; his row-boat named “Jumping Jenny” is on display at its namesake the Jumping Jenny Tea Rooms. Jumping Jenny is a great place to relax while taking in afternoon tea or grabbing a quick cup of coffee. Their nutritious, palate tempting meals made from fresh, local produce is particularly noteworthy as well.
Why not treat yourself to a Lakes Escape this Spring or Summer and enjoy everything the Lake District has to offer….
Posted Sunday, February 17th, 2013 by admin
On March 3 2013, the Beech Hill Hotel overlooking Lake Windermere with beautiful views and outstanding service will be showcasing some of the best local suppliers to help you plan the perfect wedding day.
A warm welcome awaits you at the Beech Hill Hotel’s Wedding Fayre:
- Enjoy a glass of champagne on arrival
- Try our delicious canapés, prepared by our talented, award winning kitchen brigade
- Accessory and gown showrooms
- Exhibitor stands offering everything a Bride could ever need; florists, photographers, cakes, cars and much, much more
- Free entry
- Free parking
- Free prize draw
- Exclusive discounts
- Live music
- Beauty demonstrations
- The opportunity to be shown around our 5 star “Honeymoon” house
Want to get a flavour of what goes on at our wedding fayre then why not take a look at our 2 minute HD video!
For those of you who can stay over night and would like a personal tour of the Hotel the following day, why not make a night of it! Book our Special Wedding Fayre Offer starting from £119 per room, including dinner, bed and breakfast. This offer is based on 2 adults sharing on the Sunday evening, the inclusive dinner will give you the opportunity to sample some of the dishes from our Wedding Breakfast Menu.
Come and join us for a day to remember. For more information please contact us on 0844 5027587
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Posted Friday, February 15th, 2013 by admin
The Beech Hill Hotel overlooking Lake Windermere with its beautiful views, is one of the Lake Districts most distinctive hotels. Have planned a number of special events throughout 2013 to entertain and delight our guests.
With the exception of January, The Beech Hill has a busy calendar of special events for your pleasure, from Valentines and Guy Fawkes Night to Wedding Fayres and Gourmet Nights.
Try our Champagne and Strawberries Evening where we celebrate the start of the great British summer with an extravaganza of Champagne and strawberries, including a specially selected Champagne for each course of your meal.
Or how about our Summer Ball? Enjoy a Champagne Cocktail on the terrace, a delicious four course dinner full of fantastic Cumbrian summer fayre, followed by dancing until midnight to the loud salsa party tunes of The La Tinto Bros from South America.
On Fridays and Saturdays throughout December we have a series of Las Vegas and Hollywood party nights or you can try your luck at our special Charity Party Night, raising funds for the British Heart Foundation.
At the heart of each event is our stunning food. Mouth-watering masterpieces of English and French cuisine produced under the stewardship of Head Chef Chris Davies to AA Rosette standard, all using the finest produce our beautiful county has to offer.
Our range of attractive event and accommodation packages are available throughout the year and will give you a weekend to remember in the heart of the beautiful Lake District.
For further details click on the Special Events tab , call 0844 502 7587 or take a look at our Special Events Video
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