Being a Tourist In My Own Country - The Lake District
Seems this year the weather is not good wherever you go. Even Europe is having a bad time. We decided it was time we became tourists in our own country. No kids at home anymore, semi-retired we have the luxury of just packing a bag and going, so we did. Our first trip was to The Lake District and first stop, after drooling over the amazing scenery, was Ambleside for lunch on the terrace of an ancient pub. Perfect!
Though Ambleside is a lovely place it is full of tourists. OK we were tourists but we needed to explore off the beaten track. We had passed Grasmere on the way in and it looked at a distance to be a lovely place. We weren't wrong when we headed back there. We wandered into the Wordsworth Daffodil Garden.
Stepped on the famous Wordsworth poem etched into that famous Lakeland slate.
The gardens were tranquil and stunningly beautiful in a very natural way
No matter where you are in the Lake District there is a view to take your breath away.
The garden ran alongside the river and glancing across we noticed a beautiful tearoom terrace right next to the bridge overlooking the river.
We sat in the garden with the sound of birdsong all around us and beneath our feet were
slate paving stones, each and every one with the name and home town of visitors from all over the world.The Lake District is THE most amazing place and made me for the first time in ages appreciate just what we have here in England
Tomorrow I will show you where we stayed, ate and wandered. And over the next few days I will show you around some other wonderful pieces of England.