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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 11, 2016
one night in lake district  (3 Answers)

hi all,
Me and my wife are going to Glasgow on 19th Sep, but we want to stay one night in lake district on our way, can anyone tell me any nice place in lake district to stay for a night, we will arrive there by 3 pm , so we will have half day to visit any nice place.

kindly send your suggestions.

Regards



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 24, 2016
Holidays in the Lake District  (6 Answers)

We (2 adults) are going to the lake district for holidays for 6 days in august. What do you recommend to visit in lake district? Where to stay?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 01, 2016
Small Pub or Inn by the river or a lake in Lake District  (3 Answers)

Hi, I am trying to find a small quaint little pub in the lake district that is situated on a lake side or a river running through it. I want to get married in a church in the lakes (open to where at) then take our small wedding party (30 guests) to a small quaint little pub for a meal. We want it to be a small low key affair that would suit us perfectly but not too small. The most important thing for us is that its picturesque and gorgeous!

It's harder than you think to find this on the internet! Suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 27, 2015
visiting /sightseeing  (4 Answers)

- What are the most scenic and accessible- by car - thing/places to visit in the Lake D NP?

Any reasonable place to stay?
Great hikes - 3-4 hours?
Thanks,
Michael


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 07, 2015
HELP TO PLAN AND ROUTE  (4 Answers)

We are 4 adults who plan to do a 2 day whirlwind tour of the Lake District and Scotland.
Our Dates of travel are fixed owing to certain other obligations.
Our mode of transport is RAIL for London – Lake District – Edinburgh - London
Our query is:
Depart London by TRAIN on Wednesday, 15th. July 2015 -- Early Morning.
Arrive Lake District and put bags in our B & B.
Would like to tour the Lake District for the day.
Night of 15th. in a Bed & Breakfast accommodation with 2 rooms in Double Occupancy.
Depart Lake District by TRAIN on Thursday, 16th. July 2015 – Early Morning
Arrive Edinburgh, Scotland and spend the day sightseeing and visiting a distillery @ woolen factory.
Night of 16th. in a Hotel in Edinburgh with 2 rooms in Double Occupancy (+ B/F)
17th. July - Spend the day sightseeing and board the TRAIN in the evening to arrive at London in the late evening.

We would appreciate your inputs and suggestions for :
a. Return Train Tickets Booking – London – Lake District – Edinburgh - London
b. B & B accommodation in Lake District
c. Sightseeing in the Lake District
d. Accommodation in Edinburgh
e. Sightseeing in Edinburgh
f. Any other suggestions / inputs to help in planning this trip

Thanks and regards

Jolly


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 05, 2015
Any Hidden Gems?  (3 Answers)

Hi all, am new to the site. My fiancee and I are heading to Cockermouth in June and are wanting to know of any hidden gens within the lake district worth checking out. We are there for 7 days and want to try and fit as much in as possible.

Many thanks :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 25, 2015
One day tours to lake district from Edinburg  (3 Answers)

Hi,
Can anyone suggest one day tours to Lake district say Windermere which through my search have found to be one places that could be visited in Lake distrcit when you just have a day.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 29, 2014
Could someone provide a rough plan for a trip please?  (6 Answers)

Hi,

my parents are here from India and would like to spend a few days visiting the Lake District. Could you please recommend some rough plan of where which parts to visit and some hotel/b&b recommendations (if you happen to know of any).

Bear in mind they will be traveling from London by train to get there and will have to use whatever forms of public transport, trains, buses/coaches to move around once there. They are quite elderly...so don't suggest the areas which are more for hiking etc. Just some nice scenic areas and if there are also some historic "stuff" to see would be great.

Thanks for your responses in advance :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 26, 2014
2 day tour of lakes with kids  (2 Answers)

We are visiting the lakes this summer and as it is only for 2 days, would like some advice on where to visit, drive, eat and camp (just for a night). We have 3 kids 13,9 and 5 plus a well behaved dog. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Many thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 24, 2014
lake district to Edinburgh?  (5 Answers)

Are there any buses or coaches travelling up to Edinburgh from the Lake District?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 12, 2014
One day to spend - tips  (3 Answers)

I am planning to travel from London by Train to Manchester. Then take rental car to Lake District. Then I wanted to spend till noon next day to make return journey. This means I will have almost full 24 hours to spend wisely. Please suggest me an itinerary.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 09, 2014
Holiday away for me and my girlfriend in summer  (11 Answers)

Me and my girlfriend are planning a week away in the lakes this coming summer, we need somewhere nice but also relatively cheap to stay, preferably somewhere close to Windermere so we can just get the train as neither of us has a car.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 20, 2013
Accommodation required for next week!! :-)  (9 Answers)

Can someone recommend somewhere for family of five (2 Adults, 3 children 13,13 & 15) to stay on the lake. i.e. cottage, lodge, boat house, cabin etc.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 28, 2013
Dog friendly B&B Pub  (6 Answers)

I am looking for a quiet spot in the lakes to stay in a pub B&B that welcomes dogs, preferably close to the water at a price that wont break the bank can any one recommend such a place.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 03, 2013
Nottingham to the Lake District  (4 Answers)

Hi guys, my parents are flying over here from Canada and I thought a trip to the Lake District might be nice...however I've noticed that trains with East Midlands only go to either Bootle (Cumbria) or Oxenholme...which seem about an hour drive from the National Park. Do you have any tips on how to get closer to the park? Any recommendations on where to stay?

Thanks so much!
Loie


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 07, 2013
Good accomodation in the Lake District  (4 Answers)

Hi everyone,

I will be visiting the lake district with my family for about three nights at the start of June (We have a 3 year old and an 8 month old)

Can anyone recommend some excellent accomodation near any of the lakes? We visited Bowness-on-Windermere briefly last year and were enchanted.

Budget is a consideration & self catering is fine, but our main desires are cleanliness, scenery and hopefully the likes of a rustic log fire!

Thanks for your help folks.

Greg.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 01, 2013
Train from Lakes District to Heathrow  (4 Answers)

What is the best way to get information about a train to get us to Heathrow?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 19, 2013
Nicest places to visit in the Lake District with a 2 year old  (6 Answers)

Hello,

My husband and I will be staying in Lancaster with our 2 year old boy for about 5 days. We will go to Liverpool for about 2 days (hubby super fan of the Beatles) and we were wondering where should we go the rest of the days. We were thinking Conwy, Blackpool, Chester. Since we are traveling with a toddler we will be slower than normal because of naps, feeding, etc. What other places do you recommend we should visit that would be fun for my son and for us too? We rented a car.

Thanks so much!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 20, 2013
Next October, camping in Lake District  (3 Answers)

Hi VT friends,

Long time no see... :o)

After our next May holidays in Scotland having been planned... I wonder if someone knows where to find the most quite and loveliest caravan & camping site in the Lake District.

Ideas? Suggestions?
Thank you & Kindest regards,

Viviane


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 24, 2012
Does a single day trip to Lake District make sense?  (6 Answers)

Hi,

I'm doing a short tour in Scotland and was wondering if it makes any sense to take a train from Edinburgh to Lake District for an overnight stay. Is just a one day stay in Lake District worth it?

I'm actually unaware of what one (as a tourist) really sees or does when visiting "Lake District". Any advice would be welcome. I'm actually asking for my parents. I'm not even sure if it's a straight train that'll go from Edinburgh to Lake District (Windemere right?)...and if they arrive in the afternoon...spend that evening and the next morning there and leave in the afternoon the following day. Does this sort of "stop over" tour make sense?

Look forward to your helpful responses :)

Thanks!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 22, 2012
driving in the lake district  (3 Answers)

Hi, I'm going to be spending a few days driving around the lakes at the end of may,in a classic mini, I'm looking to use mainly B and single track roads, I have some routs that I'm going to take but would welcome any local info has to good back and off main roads I can try the more winding and narrow the better it's what these little cars were made for, I'm staying in Ambleside and will be running out of there doing a different circular tour each day.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 27, 2012
Advice on places to stay!  (5 Answers)

Hi, I am thinking of taking my other half to the Lakes for his birthday as he's never been. There would be 4 adults and 2 children in total and we would need 3 bedrooms. I would consider a chalet, cottage, lodge but not a caravan - my 13 year old son who is Autistic doesn't sleep well and in a Cabin Bed he has no chance as he's nearly 6'!

I don't fancy being too out of the way and would like it to be somewhere my son and his friend can be entertained, sports, pool etc - night time enetertainment isn't a must but would possibly be used if available.

I would love somewhere with a private hot tub if possible - just something extra for his birthday.

Oh and I'd rather not pay the earth as he's at risk of losing his job!

I know it's a large act - I am a travel agent so have tried the usual hoseasons, cottages for you etc!

Thought I may get more options from those in the know!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 21, 2011
North or South?  (9 Answers)

Would like to spend a few days in the Lake District in July. Will have a car.
Trying to decide between Keswick/Derwentwater or Windermere as a home base. Any suggestions?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 07, 2011
Cheap Holiday Cottages in The Lake District?  (4 Answers)

Does anybody know of any cottages which are still available for the Christmas period. I'm looking at going for a week say 21st to the 28th.

Also can anyone recommend a good pub/ event to spend New Year in the Lakes?

thanks in advance,

Chris


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 28, 2011
Ambleside over New Year  (2 Answers)

Hi
Wonder if anyone can help with some information

My wife is looking at a cottage in Ambleside for a week over New Year. Can anyobe tell me if there is likely to be anything open during this period - restaurants etc.

I don't want to get there and everything be closed for winter as we would be looking to eat out most evenings at least

Thanks in advance


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 14, 2011
Accommodation For Geohustle Big G  (1 Answer)

Hi

Im taking part in the Geohustle 'Big G' mountian challenge in Keswick early October, i was hoping that someone may be able to recommend a walker friendly, and more importantly cheap b and b or bunkhouse.

I dont fancy camping this time but dont have big bucks to spend on a fancy B & B, maybe a bunkhouse would be a good idea but i dont know of any in the centre of Keswick so thats a no no.

Look forward to your suggestions.

Cheers

Steve


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 06, 2011
Can anybody suggest B&Bs or hotels that take 1 night bookings in Bowness?  (1 Answer)

We want to stay for one night on a saturday towards the end of july in Bowness on Windermere but everywhere seems stipulate a minimum of 2 nights on a weekend - that would be lovely but due to work restrictions we cannot commit to two days!

Thank you in advance,

Clare


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 17, 2010
What should we see/do?  (6 Answers)

We are visiting the Lake District for a few days in Setember. We are staying in Penruddock i believe, near to Penrith. What should we see/do/eat etc? Any suggestions welcome, whether they be obvious tourist must-see's or something a little less obvious and requires local knowledge.

Suggestions for eating places are also welcome, and does anyone know which pubs sell Timothy Taylor Landlord in the area?

Cheers

James


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 26, 2010
looking for a photoworkshop one on one in august  (4 Answers)

Hi, we will be visiting the lake district in 2 weeks. I am looking at the web to give my husband a one on one day with a lake district photographer who knows where to go for great shots...!! Can any one give me some advice or refer me to some one? My husband knows how to make pictures...he is not a beginner...

Thanks in advance
Miranda (Holland)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 21, 2010
beatrix potter  (2 Answers)

hi, I would like to know if there are any tour from edinburgh to new sawrey to visit beatrix potter hill top house.Let me know if you know it or which is the way to go by bus or train from edinburgh.
thank you



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