When you are visiting the Lake District and beyond, book into the Aphrodite’s Hotel for somewhere to relax upon your return. With Lake Windermere as your backdrop, you can soak in your own hot tub or make use of other hotel facilities. During the day, why not venture a little further with plenty of other regions to visit in and around Cumbria.
Slightly further inland, to the East of the Lake District, is Eden Valley and the North Pennines. Although the Lakes are famous for beautiful scenery, the Pennines show there is more to Cumbria than just the UNESCO World Heritage site.
It does, however, have much in common with its Cumbrian neighbour. Fantastic for countryside walks, wonderful meadows and charming little villages. The North Pennines have also been given 2 recognised awards. With the region officially declared both an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a UNESCO Global Geopark.
Another of the UK’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is the coastline of Morecambe Bay. With Bowness-on-Windermere in the South of the Lake District, this fantastic coastline is within easy reach.
You can take the car or a day excursion via coach without it eating into your time in the Lake District. Especially when you have the hot tub and those much talked about spa facilities awaiting your return.
In fact, if you really want to make the most of this scenic journey then jump on the train. After all, this would have been the favoured mode of transport in days gone by. Some might say it’s the only way to truly experience arriving in this classic seaside town.
Carlisle and Hadrian’s Wall
If you’re driving to Aphrodite’s Lodge Hotel, then you’re only an hour or so away from Carlisle. It’s one of the UK’s largest cities, bringing together a busy modern life with the historical centrepiece of Carlisle Castle.
If you like the relaxation of visiting the Lake District but are also after some retail therapy, then head to Carlisle. Not only that, but you’ll only be a stone’s throw from another famous monument in Hadrian’s Wall.
Construction of which started in AD 122, running across the width of the country. Often misconceived as England’s border with Scotland, Hadrian’s Wall is in fact further south. Believed to have played a vital role in Roman Britain’s defence against the Scots, the wall remains an important piece of history and a significant tourist attraction.
When visiting the Lake District why just explore one National Park when you can visit two? Much like the Lakes themselves, the Dales are surrounded by not only natural beauty but a rich history too. You could take a tour of the famous Bolton Abbey. Alternativley how about just grabbing a beer at the Black Sheep Brewery?
However, like many areas when visiting the Lake District and beyond, it’s the charm of rural England that’s the main attraction. Delve into the countryside and you will discover wonderful waterfalls, along with mountains and hills providing incredible views.
Book your stay at Aphrodite’s Lodge today, where you will soon discover there is much more to visiting the Lake District and beyond.