The place to go... Ambleside
Lakeside views… literary connections…
LOCATED IN THE LAKE DISTRICT, this market town is a great base for a visit to the National Park.
CELEBRATE Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday this month. Visit Armitt museum (armitt.com) to explore her life through her artwork at the Image & Reality exhibition. Or head to nearby Hawkshead for exclusive tours of Potter’s home, Hill Top (booking essential, nationaltrust.org.uk).
ENJOY a steamer boat trip on Lake Windermere from Waterhead Pier to Bowness.
EAT at Lake Road Kitchen (lakeroadkitchen. co.uk), which serves delicious meals featuring local seasonal and homegrown produce.
STAY at Crow How (crowhow.co.uk), a four-star guesthouse set in a lovely woodland garden.