Romantic Holidays for couples
Rydal Mount, The Historic Home & Gardens of William Wordsworth
“Nowhere on earth have I seen a spot of more perfect and enjoyable beauty” Thomas Arnold on Rydal Mount & Gardens
Rydal Mount, in the heart of the Lake District, lies between Ambleside and Grasmere and commands glorious views of Lake Windermere, Rydal Water and the surrounding fells.
This was Wordsworth’s best loved family home for the greater part of his life from 1813 to his death in 1850, at the age of 80. It was here that he wrote many of his poems, revised and improved much of his earlier works and published the final version of his most famous poem ‘Daffodils’.
Wordsworth was a keen landscape gardener and the four acre garden remains very much as he designed it.
It consists of fell-side terraces, including Dora’s Terrace, rock pools and an ancient mound. There are rare shrubs and, in season, the daffodils, bluebells and rhododendrons produce a spectacular display of colour.
Restaurants Made for Two
It’s in the way crops are grown, tended and harvested. In the way ingredients are selected, prepared and combined. The way recipes are tried, refined then tried again. When so much dedication goes into creating something, it becomes a work of art.
Cumbria is full of such culinary masterpieces, from simple loaves from local bakeries to dishes in Michelin starred restaurants, real ale to damson gin. As well as there being so many specialities to try, there are so many places to try them. Whenever you come to the Lakes, make sure you’re hungry.
Romantic holidays for couples can be made so much more memorable with a special meal with a view.
Derwentwater Cruises and Boat Hire
This beautiful lake by Keswick and at the start of the Borrowdale valley is surrounded by fells and woodland. The Keswick Launch operates a 50 minute round trip of Derwent water, there are 7 jetties along the journey from which you can disembark, so if you fancy an easy walk along its stunning shores; you can tailor one to your liking.
How about a boat of your own? You can hire boats and Kayaks from Derwentwater marina, they even do fantastic Sailing tuition; either taster or refresher lessons. Either way, it’s a great adventure and another way of admiring the beauty of this splendid lake.
Windermere Lake Cruises
Take a Windermere Lake Cruise, one of the most popular attractions in Cumbria. Windermere is England’s largest lake, in the heart of the Lake District. Cruises range from 45 minutes to 3 hours – or you can even spend all day on and around the lake with the fantastic ‘Freedom of the Lake’.
Everyone is aware of the environment and having a day out that’s really good value for money, the Park & Sail offering allows you to arrive at one of the 3 piers, spend a day on and around the lake, returning to your car at the end of a full and fun day out! Parking is available at all of the piers.