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Countryside: Weekend Getaway to the Scenic Lake District

Written by Sabah Karimi

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the UK's big cities to enjoy a weekend getaway in Britain's scenic Lake District. It's easy to forget about the natural beauty and enchanting scenery of the English countryside when you're touring the cities and towns around Great Britain, but a trip to the Lake District could be just what you need to relax and enjoy a peaceful retreat on a sunny weekend.

This national park is located in the northwest corner of England, about 65 air miles north of Liverpool, and encompasses hundreds of miles of mountain ridges, valleys, lakes, basins, and forests. Here's a sample itinerary for spending a weekend in Britain's Lake District:

Stay: The Langdale Hotel & Spa

This luxury 4-star hotel has just 56 rooms outfitted with contemporary designs and is located right on the banks of the Great Langdale Beck. Stay in one of the Ultimate Rooms for a VIP experience or the Signature Room for luxury accommodations and basic amenities. The hotel has a full-service spa and refurbished fitness center onsite, as well as a stunning 20-metre indoor swimming pool. Enjoy gourmet meals made with locally-sourced ingredients at one of the restaurants or pubs on the property.

The Langdale Hotel & Spa

The Langdale Estate

Great Langdale, Ambleside

Cumbria La22 9JD

+44 15394 37302

Eat: The Glass House Restaurant

One of the most historic buildings in the region, The Glass House Restaurant - also known as the Gordon Ramsay glass house - is the perfect destination to enjoy a classic English country meal and relax in a cozy, lodge-like setting. Lunch and dinner menu highlights include; Chicken liver parfait with toasted brioche; Cumberland sausage with pickled red cabbage and mashed potatoes; confit duck leg with Cumberland stuffing; and desserts such as sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream. This is the place to indulge and savor some regional flavors.

The Glass House Restaurant

Rydal Road

Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9AN

+44 1539 432137

Explore: Muncaster Castle & Gardens

This historic castle is one of the many haunted locales in England and is open for tours throughout the year. Spend the day exploring the grounds to enjoy some breathtaking views of Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England. Don't miss Heron Happy Hour where you can see herons and other regional birds flock to the grounds to play. Grab a bite to eat at the onsite café, visit the plant centre to learn about some of the regional plants and flowers, and make your way through the Meadow Vole Maze before sundown.

Muncater Castle & Gardens


Cumbria CA18 1RQ

+44 1229 717614

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