The Lake District offers some of the most stunning countryside and lakes in the UK.
If you are planning a wedding, Windermere offers some of the most romantic mini-moon, honeymoon and bridal suites in the Lake District.
The famous Romantic Poets of the 19th Century, including William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey were inspired to write many of their most famous poems while living in the Lake District.
Today thousands of visitors follow in their footsteps and explore the fells around Ullswater where Wordsworth first spotted his ´host of Golden Daffodils´ while out walking with his sister, Dorothy.
Wedding and honeymoon hotels with bridal suites in Windermere are among the most popular places to spend a few days after your big day.
Anyone planning to spend a romantic weekend in Windermere for a mini-moon or honeymoon can take advantage of some incredible attractions and local walks close to Windermere and Bowness. Enjoy boat rides across the famous lake, available with a Lake District National Park Guide throughout summer, or dine out in Bowness where there are a wide choice of excellent restaurants, bistros and country pubs. Boat trips also operate in the evenings during summer. You can even hire a rowing boat or a canoe if you are feeling adventurous!
Choose a Windermere bridal suite with an outdoor hot tub, a whirlpool bath for two and access to full spa facilities. If you can drag yourself out of your Windermere bridal suite near Bowness you will find a vast choice of attractions to choose from nearby.
There is nothing more romantic than taking a trip through the Yorkshire Dales between Settle and Carlisle by train. This incredible journey will take you over the Ribblehead Viaduct, and take you through the longest tunnel on the line at Blea Moor. This is the perfect way to see the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales countryside. The train takes you along the side of Dentdale, through the magnificent hills of the Eden Valley and ends in the historic city of Carlisle.
Windermere is without doubt the most romantic lake in the region, and you can either hire a rowing boat or take a trip across the lake on a steamer from Lakeside, Bowness Bay or Ambleside. If you buy a full day ticket, you can hop on and off the boat at places of interest along the route, or combine a boat ride with a walking tour of the shores of Windermere. There are also plenty of places to stop off for a picnic if you want to make a day of it.
Famous author and walker Alfred Wainwright´s first climb was Orrest Head, he walked to the summit of the fell in 1930, and felt greatly inspired by the view from Orrest Head. It remains today just as Wainwright would have seen it. A plaque to his memory stands at the summit.
If you are lucky enough to visit Windermere when the sun is shining (it does sometimes, honest!), take a picnic down to the lake shore and enjoy the stunning landscapes around Windermere. Choose a bridal suite in Windermere> that offers every luxury for your mini-moon or honeymoon and one which will cater for all your needs.