Mini-moons and honeymoons in Windermere

The natural beauty of the Lake District and Windermere in particular attract many couples who want to spend a mini-moon or honeymoon in style and luxury.

Why not choose a luxury boutique cottage in Windermere with a hot tub, king sized bed and luxurious facilities with log burning stove in?

Honeymoons are a special time for couples, and whether you want to walk along the water´s edge at Windermere, or partake in some more adventurous outdoor activities you will find plenty of things to see and do whatever time of year you visit.

If you are staying at a romantic cottage in Windermere, take a trip across the lake on the Windermere Steamers, and visit villages at the other side of the water, or hop on and off where you choose and visit some great attractions along the way including the Lakes Aquarium.

Romance and the Lake District go hand in hand, and if you want to explore the region, take a trip on board the Settle to Carlisle Railway which whisks you through the magnificent Yorkshire Dales, over the arches of the Ribblehead Viaduct and through the Blea Moor tunnel and on to Carlisle. The scenery is stunning along the route.

Windermere is blessed with some of the finest scenery in Windermere, and if you want to walk in the footsteps of famous former resident, William Wordsworth, there are plenty of quiet trails and routes around the lake.

The region is also blessed with some of the best restaurants in England, many of which are Michelin starred. Try the Gilpin Lodge Country House Hotel in Windermere with 4 dining rooms and a choice of beautifully presented classical English dishes. A little further afield but also worth a visit is L´Enclume at Grange-over-sands, Cartmel with modern cuisine and a range of dishes incorporating local cuisine. Holbeck Ghyll at Ambleside offers excellent cuisine and a wide choice of flavours, using fresh seasonal produce.

If you are lucky enough to enjoy some warm weather in the Lake District, take a picnic down to the water´s edge and make the most of the stunning scenery. Plenty of farmer´s markets are held regularly in and around Windermere, and you can pick up some delicious local cheeses, patés and pickles to enjoy beside the lake.

If you enjoy visiting stately homes, take a trip to Levens Hall which boasts magnificent topiary gardens and dates back to 1694. Said to be the oldest topiary in the world, visitors come to Levens Hall from all over the world to enjoy the hall and the gardens. Well worth a visit.

If you are feeling adventurous, and for a real bird´s eye view of the Lake District, book a hot air balloon flight over Windermere which can be booked in advance when the weather is good.

If you can drag yourself out of your luxurious honeymoon cottage in Windermere, you will find a wealth of attractions and events nearby.