The Lake District Tourist Guide Reccomends Keswick Jazz Fest 2016
Thu 12 May - Sun 15th May
The weather’s going to be fine and sunny this weekend so if you’re wondering what to do with yourself, here is it. Get your RayBans on and some cool threads and head over to Keswick in the Beautiful lake district for the greatest Jazz Festival in the UK.
The beats starts on Thursday and run through Sunday so there’s plenty of time to settle down and lose some time amongst some of the best Jazz Musicians in the World today. The Lakes are awesome this time of year when the first flushes of warm sunshine bring the water to life and there’s plenty to do with more than 90 inspiring performances over four days of soul stirring Jazz.
Music from the days when Jazz began - Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, the glory days UK jazz, fat and hip-swinging music of the New Olreans brass bands, Cajun style and a little bit of Jive thrown in or a bit of Gipsy. There’s hot singers, hotter pianist and cool saxophones and brass sections that will blow your socks off.
Dance. If you can’t, then come and learn. Listen & join in with Jam Sessions. Come and see the Jazz Parade through the town. There's Jazz in pubs, clubs and Cafes as well as concerts in halls. So be there or be square daddio.
Three and four day stroller tickets for the 2016 festival and all pre-festival concerts can be booked through Theatre By The Lake's website, or by call the box office right now on 017687 74411
Click here to book Keswick B&B
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Once you have visited the Lake District for the first time you will no doubt fall head over heels in love with the stunning surroundings, lush green countryside and beautiful buildings as the area is quite simply magnificent. There is so much to do as you can relax and unwind on a lovely little boat and take in the scenery or enjoy a taste of Cumbrian cuisine in one of the many restaurants, bistros or cafes dotted around the region and sample some local delicacies. Who doesn’t relish the opportunity to tuck into a traditional cream tea; complete with scrumptious scones, miniature canapés and yummy sandwiches accompanied by a pot of England’s finest brew and watch the world go by? The Lakes is the ideal place to kick back and unwind as it is situated far away from the crammed crowds of major city centres and offers you the chance to escape from the Christmas rush. You do not want to have to wrestle through the throngs of eager shoppers desperate to secure those all-important 3-for-2 deals as it can prove to be an extremely stressful and time-consuming experience.
Instead; why not opt to stay in the Rosemount Guest House; one of the most quirky and quaint Windermere B&B’s in the entire area? Windermere B&B’s are different to average, run-of-the-mill guesthouses as they are comfortable, spacious and located close to all amenities. If you want to go walking in the Lake District and cannot wait to get out in the open air with fellow hikers then Windermere bed and breakfast establishments such as Rosemount are the ideal choice. With 9 luxury rooms all designed to meet even the highest of standards and the guarantee of a hearty Full English to set you up for the rigours of the day; no one will have cause for complaint once they see their plate laden with succulent sausages, dippy eggs, lashings of bacon and a mound of buttery mushrooms being delivered to the table with a smile and a flourish. The Rosemount Guest House is contemporary and chic with authentic touches making its décor attractive and eye catching. Although the design is modern; it still retains subtle hints of its original structure and will be full to the brim with bookings come the Advent season.
The Lake District Tourist Guide has all the necessary info you need about Windermere accommodation and will act as a must-have accessory in order for you to plan your visit to the Lakes with meticulous attention to detail. If you want to get in touch then all you have to do is fill out our online enquiry form or contact us via our site at info@LakeDistrictTouristGuide.com.
Friday, 22 November 2013
Sleet and ice is predicted in the next two weeks; and the North West is forecasted to be covered in a blanket of white snow; which will soon transform into slippery black slush. People need to be extra-vigilant on the roads and make sure that they have enough petrol in their cars for long journeys as there will no doubt be delays on the roads; especially motorways. Flooding causes huge tailbacks and can make hordes of disgruntled motorists late for meetings and important appointments. If you are one of the unfortunate individuals who are forced to rely on public transport, then you could be in even bigger trouble as buses, trams and trains can be severely affected by fluctuating weather conditions; and may not even run at all. If there are leaves on the line or the cables are frozen then it is a guaranteed certainty that there will be massive delays and you may not even be able to get into the office as it could prove an impossible feat. You are already stressed enough having to trudge through the pouring rain and avoid getting soaked by passing traffic; so maybe it is time to take a break in the Lakes for a few days.
The Cherry Garth Hotel in picturesque Ambleside is an absolutely stunning building; framed by leafy, abundant foliage. It makes for the perfect autumnal and winter scene as it looks ever so pretty all year round. When the seasons change; this lovely Ambleside B&B transforms into the most ideal summer home, springtime retreat, Advent setting and Bonfire Night haven. Since Guy Fawkes’ Night has passed and we are getting everything ready for Christmas, there seems to be a little bit of despondency amongst harassed individuals who cannot get a moment’s peace and feel that the weight of the world is upon their shoulders. Some ‘me time’ is long overdue; and Ambleside accommodation provides the perfect getaway. People flock from far and wide to relax and unwind in comfortable, homely Ambleside accommodation and there are numerous guesthouses in the region that are more than keen to give you a traditional Cumbrian welcome and make you feel completely at ease. Bed and breakfast Ambleside is proving to be a hugely popular choice amongst tourists and they always ensure that they check the Lake District Tourist Guide before making their final decision. If you want a little bit of advice and guidance regarding which bed and breakfast Ambleside establishment would best suit your needs then just get in touch with us via our online enquiry form. Alternatively; you could always visit us online at info@LakeDistrictTouristGuide.com.
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
The Lake District has always been perceived as one of the most popular areas of outstanding natural beauty in the whole of the UK; if not the world. The reason for this is primarily due to the fact that there are quaint and quirky guesthouses, traditional taverns and bustling little bistros tucked away in every nook and cranny; as well as other fascinating hidey-holes for you to explore. If you want to really get away from all of the hassles and strains of your daily routine, then a break in the Lakes is just what the doctor ordered. Take a look at the beautiful Chestnuts Guest House. This gorgeous B&B Windermere is one of the most stunning buildings you are ever likely to see and the level of hospitality which will be bestowed upon you is second to none. In fact; Cumbria has long been lauded as being a warm and welcoming region; where roaring log fires and gorgeous gastronomic delights await your arrival. Restaurants in Windermere are ideal for families and couples looking for a romantic, intimate dining experience and hikers will fall in love with the stunning countryside and endless rolling hills.
The great outdoors is something that we all need to get used to, as we are familiar with large, sprawling city centres; complete with imposing office blocks and identikit retail outlets. The charm and allure of Windermere accommodation draws countless crowds of individuals from far and wide; as well as locals looking for a little bit of relaxation. Accommodation in Windermere is diverse and broad reaching as those with small children will relish the opportunity to get some fresh air and allow their little ones to run around freely and happily, whilst they take in the breath-taking scenery. If you want complete peace and tranquillity, then book a room in a lovely little Windermere B&B as the only noise you will be able to hear is that of the wind whistling through the trees when you are wrapped up tightly, snug and cosy in a squashy duvet.
If you want any help and guidance choosing the right sort of Windermere B&B then all you need to do is consult the Lake District Tourist Guide as we have all the information you require. To get in touch just fill in our online enquiry form or drop us a quick email at info@LakeDistrictTouristGuide.com and we will be able to assist you further.
Friday, 8 November 2013
This stunning Lakeland house is none other than Browside Bed and Breakfast in Coniston. It is the perfect place to relax and unwind before the Yuletide season arrives and gives you the opportunity to take time out for yourself in the lull between the summer holidays and Advent. And you will be delighted to know that this stunning little Coniston B&B is extremely reasonably priced as tariffs always remain competitive. If you really want to get away from it all and enjoy complete peace and tranquillity then a Coniston B&B will be right up your street. Lush green countryside surrounds you and the only sound that you will be able to hear will be that of contented cattle and sweet birdsong filtering out through the trees.
In the run up to winter you may feel a little disheartened as the weather becomes colder and conditions outside begin to get worse and worse. No one wants to have to battle constant sleet and torrential rain but it is part and parcel of living in chilly Britain. Wouldn’t it be far nicer to experience these inevitable climate changes somewhere picturesque and beautiful, where the warmest of welcomes awaits you? This is why a Coniston bed and breakfast establishment is one of the most desirable places to visit if you are after a well-deserved weekend away in a truly spectacular location.
The Lake District Tourist Guide has all of the relevant information that you require if you are looking for bed and breakfast Coniston that goes the extra mile as far as hospitality is concerned. What better way to start off the day than with a perfectly-cooked Full English to set you up for an afternoon’s walking in the Lake District? We will furnish you with handy hints and top tips to make your holiday truly memorable. All you have to do is get in touch with us via our online enquiry form or drop us a quick email at info@LakeDistrictTouristGuide.com if you want to guarantee that you have the most fantastic time when exploring the Cumbrian countryside.
Friday, 1 November 2013
On this fateful day in 1605 Guy (or Guido, as he was known when he fought the Spanish in the Low Countries) Fawkes was arrested and charged with high treason for his part in attempting to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Had he succeeded, who knows what might have happened? Britain would be a completely different place altogether if we did not have the Prime Minister, the Houses of Lords and Commons and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Who would make the rules and regulations that citizens need to adhere to? Would the nation have fallen into disrepute or flourished as a result of not having a governing body deciding what we can and cannot do? It is a fascinating and daunting concept to consider the effects of a successful mission to abolish Parliament altogether; and if it had not been for an inside informer, then Mr Fawkes could have been lauded as a historical hero instead of a villain caught red-handed in an unspeakable act. He met a grisly end; as did his co-conspirators; and the legend of the story still lives on today as we celebrate Bonfire Night every year and congregate together to ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ at fireworks exploding in fields, outside castles and at public parks, playgrounds and fairgrounds.
And Yorkshire; along with the Lake District; has long since been perceived as an area of complete, unadulterated beauty. The birthplace of Guy Fawkes was recently voted one of the most spectacular regions in the world; and a top destination to visit in 2014, according to Lonely Planet. It comes as no surprise; as there are so many areas which are unspoilt and rich with delicate autumnal hues; much like the Lakes. Windermere in particular is one of those extra-special places in the Lake District which seems to remain unspoilt and beautiful no matter how many people choose to venture there every year. When sunny; the lakeside is packed to the rafters with eager travellers and local residents yet the air still remains crisp and clean. Accommodation Windermere is affordable, warm and welcoming as there are hordes and hordes of quaint little Windermere B&B’s just waiting to bestow their traditional blend of Cumbrian hospitality onto you. As far as accommodation Windermere goes; you will not find anywhere more peaceful and relaxing to stay as it is completely different from a normal weekend break in the city. You can avoid the hustle and bustle of crowded town centres and shops packed to the rafters with early Christmas shoppers; which is always a bonus.
B&B’s Windermere are always situated in sought-after locations which offer more than a modicum of peace and tranquillity. If you are having trouble deciding which Windermere bed and breakfast establishment to plump for, then maybe it is time that you consulted the Lake District Tourist Guide for a little bit of inspiration? All you have to do is drop us a quick email at info@LakeDistrictTouristGuide.com or alternatively fill in our online enquiry form here.