Our Awakening to Beauty

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Our Awakening to Beauty

The Lake District, actually (to me), doesn’t have many “one-of-a-kind”, unique, or iconic attractions compared to any other English towns in England; however it has a subtle beauty and a poetic quality that inspired countless artists, poets, writers, and basically everyone who visited the region or called it home. The artists have made a concerted effort and made this place romantic.

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Alfred Wainwright: “our first ascent in Lakeland, our first sight of mountains in a tumultuous array across glittering waters, our awakening to beauty.”

– The Outlying Fells of Lakeland

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The Lake District, also known as “Lakeland”, is located in Northwestern England and it’s a popular holiday destination. Classic English towns are popping out among expansive lakes and gently rolling hills that create beautiful sceneries associated with many Lake Poets and their writings in the 19th century.

The Lake District, actually (to me), doesn’t have many “one-of-a-kind”, unique, or iconic attractions compared to any other English towns in England; however, it has a subtle beauty and a poetic quality that inspired countless artists, poets, writers, and basically everyone who visited the region or called it home. The artists have made a concerted effort and made this place romantic.

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lake-district-0The Lake District spreads widely in the County of Cumbria, and England’s largest natural lake, Windermere, is the hub for tourists visiting the district. Windermere Train Station is the window to the outside world. There are many historic sights are located around the lake, together with country pubs, intimate bed and breakfast, tea houses, and gift shops; Lake Cruises and tour buses run between the towns such as Bowness / Windermere, Ambleside, Hawkshead, Grasmere, and more. Tour buses that run around the Lake District are not so frequent, I was on the bus planning to go to the peak but then I got off at the wrong stop and ended up at a place called Hawkshead… I had to wait for the returning bus home an hour later or I might have to sleep in the wild for the night…. One of the most lovely moments that I had with the bus tour was sitting on the upper deck (Open-top!), playing Olly Murs’s ‘Army of Two’, and enjoy the breeze and the view as the bus running alongside the Lake Windermere. (The branches might hit you in the face though)

england-lake-district-11The Windermere Lake Cruises is very popular in Lake Cruises and it offers several routes that take tourists to different spots around the lake in 45 minutes to an hour. Other popular sights: The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, The Windermere Steamboat Museum, and The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway – a classic steam train ride with delicious scones sold at the train station.

For a sweet little short vacation in the Lake District – it has a romantic beauty but also exciting activities for different types of tourists. I stayed there for a few days to enjoy the sights, and it was possible to explore nature with outdoor sports or trekking through the hills as well. For the Lake District, to me, it’s not about seeing all the historic sights and attraction spots (because there is so much more in other English towns like Durham (my town :P), York, Oxford, and Bath, … it’s about slowing down and feel.

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12 thoughts on “Our Awakening to Beauty

  1. I normally associate late district with other European countries such as Switzerland. I didn’t realize England had it’s very own. The pictures look lovely. I can see why people would visit the area.

  2. Looks like a very relaxing spot with lots of options to explore! Also looks like it could be an outdoors trip or very romantic trip which is perfect!

    1. Yes it is! Road trips are always romantic to me. The entire Lake District is romantic and relaxing. It would be lovely to drive around and explore as you go!

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