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    Fun And Relaxation In The Lake District   by Southlakeland Parks

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    More than ever, people are looking for places to vacation where they don't have to contend with the crowds, noise and overall blare of everyday life. They want to get away from it all. The Lake District has gradually become a favorite (if largely undiscovered) destination for those who relish a small, quiet slice of life as opposed to the sights and sounds of typical tourist spots. There's plenty to do when you're not relaxing or enjoying the unhurried pace of those who live there. Below, we'll describe a few activities you should make time for during your visit.

    Tours Of The Lake District

    Take advantage of one (or more) of the tours offered by the Blue Badge Guides. For decades, they've taken people on tours throughout the Lake District. 

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    These tours focus on a variety of different passions including literature, photography, gardening and even murder mysteries. Steeped in the flavor of the local culture, the Blue Badge Guides have been awarded for excellent service over 50 years. Alternatively, you can enjoy any number of bus tours that will take you through specific parts of the Lake District, providing an historical context for the sights.

    Museums And Other Attractions

    There are a number of museums throughout the Lake District. For example, built into a 17th century townhouse is the Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery. You'll find paintings from the period of the Old Masters as well as a variety of events for both adults and children. If you prefer something a little different, visit the Jefferson house where you'll learn the dark history of rum set in the original cellars and courtyards of 1785. You'll hear stories of Blackbeard and his pirates along with the sinister stories of the slave trade from the ports of Whitehaven to the villages in Africa.
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    Immersing Yourself In Culture

    For those who'd like to experience some of the local culture, there are several events to take advantage of. The Keswick Jazz Festival is a 5-day musical romp that brings together 150 jazz bands in various venues throughout Keswick. If crazed and unusual delights are closer to your heart, visit the Festival of Fools. It's another 5-day event that includes side shows and performances by jesters (perfect for children). If art is your passion, you'll want to make time for the annual Printfest which showcases contemporary original prints that you're unlikely to see elsewhere. There, you can mingle with other art enthusiasts and even speak with the artists whose prints are on display.

    Enjoying Your Stay

    The Lake District UK is still relatively undiscovered as a vacation spot. Its low profile is actually an advantage because visitors don't have to deal with immense crowds and overwhelming noise. Instead, you're treated to a way of life that delights in a slower pace and the familial flavor of a small community. If you're considering a new place to visit on holiday, explore what the Lake District has to offer.


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    Cockleshell Cottage, Port Haverigg (Ref: 26699)
    Self catering cottage in Port Haverigg, United Kingdom
    Cockleshell Cottage was completely re-furbished for the 2007 season, and offers luxury accommodation in an unbeatable, unspoilt location adjacent to the Cumbrian Coastal Way.  Bedroom with a king size double bed and a sea view. Bathroom with shower, toilet and vanity basin. Useful cloaks cupboard which houses a three drawer freezer. The ground floor lobby has a condenser dryer. Open tread stairs lead to the second Floor:  Open plan lounge/ kitchen with French windows opening onto a balcony with a magnificent sea view.  Third Floor - a bedroom with twin beds and a sea view, plus TV with radio/cassette player.  Sleeps 4
    Huddlestone Cottage (Ref: 48019)
    Self catering cottage in Cockermouth, United Kingdom
    Exceptionally clean luxury self catering holiday cottage in the Lake District National Park. Peaceful rural location near to Bassenthwaite Lake.  The cottage comprises 2 bedrooms in total; 1 double, 1 twin and 1 cots. This gives room for up to 4 people. Bed linen and towels are provided for your use.  Sleeps 4.
    Talcomb, Cosy country Cottage (Ref: 38514)
    Self catering cottage in Keswick, United Kingdom
    Talcomb is one of six cottages converted from a water driven saw mill built circa 1740.  It is situated at the foot of Seldom Seen Revine in the quiet and aptly named hamlet of Seldom Seen, on the outskirts of Thornthwaite Village, Talcomb nestles beside the comb beck overlooking a sparkling waterfall. This can be your starting point for many walks up in to the Winlatter Forest or on the surrounding fells. The larger village of Braithwaite is only one mile away where you can visit a country pub or dine in one of the hotels or bars, or alternatively the bustling market town of Keswick with its many shops, pubs and restaurants is only 3 miles away.  Sleeps 4.
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