Lakeside Hotel & Spa, Windermere

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Lakeside Hotel & Spa, Windermere

Lakeside Hotel & Spa, Windermere Windermere is known for its tourist hustle and bustle in the towns of Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside. However,  Britain’s largest natural lake is tranquil at its southern end,  yet only twenty minutes from the M6. The scenery may be less dramatic than that of the mountainous north, but it remains breathtaking. On this southern shore, …

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Swinton Park memories

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Swinton Park

Swinton Park memories North Yorkshire is quintessentially English. The heather-clad moors and rolling farmland are full of hedgerows, woods, and picture book villages. Swinton Park is a jewel in this landscape, a mile or so from Masham in Wensleydale. The first sight when entering through the gatehouse is astonishing. Swinton Park is a magnificent castle. With ivy-clad turrets and castellations, …

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Food and Folk at the Old Bakery in Lincoln

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Old Bakery sign

Food and Folk at the Old Bakery in Lincoln The Old Bakery is a restaurant with rooms in the heart of Lincoln. The original bakery dates back to 1837, but it was derelict for nearly forty years until a restoration in 1994. Since 2004, Ivano and Tracey de Serio own it in partnership with Tracey’s parents, Alan and Lyn Ritson. …

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A weekend at the Haweswater Hotel, Lake District

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Haweswater Hotel

A weekend at the Haweswater Hotel, Lake District We arrived at the Haweswater Hotel on a Friday evening for a weekend break. It’s an easy drive north from Yorkshire. Haweswater is about as secluded as England gets yet it’s still readily accessible from the M6. It’s an ideal location for romantic getaways or outdoor pursuits. There were autumnal colours, the …

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