Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Cumbria & the Lakes
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The Lake District, Cumbria is famous for its stunning mountain scenery
and of course its cool, clear lakes, tarns and rivers; Lake Windermere,
Coniston Water, Ullswater, Buttermere and Derwant Water are all world
Keswick, Grasmere and Ambleside are all worth visiting.
Walking and climbing are well loved pastimes but the Lake District has attracted
poets, writers and of course artists particularly from the Picturesque and
Romantic Movements and there are opportunities to visit Dove Cottage, Wordsowrth's
home and follow his Lakeland trails.
Bassenthwaite Lake - the northernmost
of the lakes in the Lake District; it is said that that the four mile long
Bassenthwaite Lake is the only true lake in the Lake District and Cumbria
(the others being meres and waters). Now home to one of the world's largest
hawks, the osprey, Bassenthwaite Lake is also believed to have been the
lake from which The Lady in the Lake emerged to give the sword Excalibur
Whether or not this is true, Mirehouse and Bassenthwaite
Lake were certainly the inspiration for 'Morte D'Arthur', and it was at Mirehouse
that Lord Alfred Tennyson stayed whilst writing much of this epic poem.
Mirehouse now has a small open air theatre for the performance of his works. See
www.tennysonsociety.org.uk for more details.
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