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    Holidays in the lake district?

    Can any one suggest some where nice to go in the lake district for me and the wife? I kind of what some where there is stuff to do with in walking distance and a good location to drive out from. Any accommodation any one has stayed in? Looking for the week after the may half term.

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    I go to Keswick every year for a week, and stay on this site Castlerigg Farm Campsite - Keswick, The Lake District Camping and Caravans and also has a B and B next door. its a lovely view over Derwent Water up abit of a hill but its a nice walk through the woods down to town can take about 15-20 mins and about 30 mins to walk back up due to the hill. Plenty to do in the area and not a bad drive out to different places, nice rides out on the boat over derwent water to see the sights on the other side. If you prefer a house to stay in closer to town then there are loads around the area, Keswick is a place you can't really go wrong its lovely and always a nice and relaxing place.

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    I'm lucky, we live just 40 mins away and often stay in some rather nice palces away from teh tourist traps (Windermere, Ambleside etc). I can recommend these places though:

    The Pooley Bridge Inn (have your meals on your balcony ) - The Pooley Bridge Inn, English Lake District accommodation situated beside Lake Ullswater
    The Bridge Inn at Santon near Wasdale (where they hold teh worlds biggest liar competiton) - Bridge Inn - Lake District Food and Accommodation

    These are two of may faves, and not to expensive. Make sure if you stay at Keswick you try to visit Castlerigg stone circle and if you can also visit Long Meg and her daughters:

    Long Meg.

    Castlerigg.
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    Stayed here for Valentines weekend
    Lingwood Lodge, Bowness, Cumbria - Lake District Accommodation

    Top Rated B&B in Bowness. Great breakfast. Lots to do in area. Modern and spacious bedrooms. Prices reasonable too.

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    Also theres the fantastic Pencil Museum in Keswick. WOW all those Pencils

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    Keswick is a good base to be. The town is fairly decent, it sits on the shore of Derwent Water and you have some decent walks available such as Cats-Bells etc. If you want to be further away from the busy town then try Troutbeck, not too far from Keswick but very quiet.

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    Cheers for the links guys! Will check them out!

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    Awesome Pic Dos_box!!!
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    @Dos_Box: That's not the Castlerigg stone circle in your pic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    @Dos_Box: That's not the Castlerigg stone circle in your pic!
    No, that's Long Meg. Just after the line about.......Long Meg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilmc View Post
    Also theres the fantastic Pencil Museum in Keswick. WOW all those Pencils
    Took the kids there once. It really is quite good. As much colouring in as you could possibly want!

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    Once you have found your base... Farmhouse Holiday | Farm B & B | Farm Stay is a good place to find accommodation. Used it a few times myself, though never ventured as far as the lakes - last few years wife & I have gone away for a few days each new year with another couple, done dark peak,bowes and howden(!)... all from farmstay.

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    Personally I either wild camp (armed with my Terra-Nova Bivvi or Laser Competition ) or stay in camping barns in the Lake District

    But if you prefer a B&B and want to stay around Keswick I highly recommend The Coledale Inn, Braithwaite nr Keswick. The food is fantastic, and so is the hospitallity or the Mary Mount Hotel in Borrowdale. Both owned by the same people, ask for Geoff.

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    Another vote for Keswick from me, loads to do; we always stay here: The Camping and Caravanning Club - SiteSeeker - Details - Keswick. The campsite is right on the lake side if your in to water sports (I launch my kayak from the site)

    Ben

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    I went camping at a place in buttermere (half hour along rural lanes from keswick) was a very nice place was turn up, pitch up then pay. basically if there is space on the camp site you can camp there. was relatively cheap and had a shower and dry room.

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