Thursday, 25 July 2013

Welcome One and All!

If you are expecting the pitter-patter of tiny feet any time soon then it can be an extremely exciting yet daunting time. You are in good company, however, as the recent birth of the Royal baby has caused a huge stir across the country and everyone has been getting involved in all the mayhem and madness surrounding the arrival of the future King. So many places have been taking bets on what the new born child is going to be called, and hordes of individuals have staked rather a lot of cash on the assumption that the boy will be named after one of the many monarchs that came before him. It is highly likely that Edward, James and George will have been considered and Charles most certainly would get a look in; but we just have to wait and see. HRH the Duchess of Cambridge and her dashing husband Prince William have been darlings of the media for years, as they attend numerous charity functions and always try to give something back to the community.

When you finally welcome your little miracle into the world then there is always the tricky business of deciding where to go on your first holiday together as a family unit. You do not want to endure the stares of angry childless couples if your tiny bundle of joy starts to wail as soon as you set off on a four and a half hour flight as it is not exactly the most pleasant experience for anyone involved. Trips abroad can be delayed until you can afford to travel in luxury and peace so you should really look for something closer to home for the time being. The Lake District Tourist Guide can help you find the most comfortable and relaxing hotels in Ambleside which are welcoming and friendly, and will happily accommodate all your needs. It can be rather tricky finding baby-friendly hotels in Ambleside, as so many places are chock-full of couples looking for a romantic break away and they do not want their quiet to be disturbed, so you have to do a little bit of research before you make your final decision.

Maybe B &B’s in Ambleside will tempt you, as they are homely and hospitable, and some even cater specifically for smaller children. How lovely would it be to wake up refreshed after a good night’s sleep and not have to worry about warming the bottle, and heating up ready-made bowls of mush? It is extremely important to make sure that your little one gets all the vital nutrients and minerals needed for healthy growth and development and you will thank your lucky stars that bed and breakfast Ambleside establishments such as, High Fold, Brathay Lodge and Dower House have thought ahead and concocted tasty, nourishing meals in preparation for your arrival. If you want to find out more about bed and breakfast in Ambleside then do not hesitate to get in touch with The Lake District Tourist Guide via our online enquiries page at

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Monkeying around!

Now we all remember playing on the monkey bars in our local parks and playgrounds when we younger, it was a chance for us to show off our strength and act super cool right? Playground fun is something really special, and I’m sure some of your fondest childhood memories are of the playground. If you’re thinking of a fab family holiday here in the beautiful British countryside that is the Lake District, then make sure you bring some suitable clothes and shoes because in this week’s blog by Lake District Tourist Guide we’re bringing you an adrenalin pumping and fear fighting experience also known as Go Ape! A holiday in The Lakes doesn’t have to be long walks through the emeralds and fishing in the blues, there’s just as much if not more fun to be had here in The Lake District, than on a beach down the bottom of the country, and Go Ape promises this.
There are two Go Ape adventure parks situated in The Lakes, set amongst lush green forests, with breath-taking greenery and a host of zip wires, tree-top high wires and tricky crossings, it’s fantastic for families and friends group over the age of 10. Cumbria is a place of peace and tranquillity, with stunningly located and extremely comforting hotels and B&B’s, there’s an abundance of wildlife surrounding the area; so you can be sure to discover Britain in a whole new light. If holidaying in charming Keswick is just what you need this summer, then allow Lake District Tourist Guides to bring you the best hotels, eateries and activities in the area to perfect your experience!

Monday, 22 July 2013

A Little Place in the Country

Traveling down to Cornwall for a summer break is a staple family ritual, as you have always hired a lovely cottage by the shore in Truro, Padstow or St Ives and you do not want to break from tradition. Yes, the kids get agitated as it is ever such a long journey to take, and you want to arrive there before it gets dark, otherwise you might have to resort to checking into a guesthouse instead of carrying on down South towards the coast. Living in the North is extremely difficult if you are a country bumpkin at heart as places such as Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle are chock-full of industrial estates and towering office buildings. Smoggy, polluted air clouds these city centres, as endless exhaust fumes emit from gas guzzling vehicles and people fight through the throngs of bodies desperate for some breathing space. The reason why so many of us choose to reside close to major regions is due to the fact that they offer room to progress and flourish in your career as there are so many job opportunities available in larger areas as opposed to small rural towns. If you want to become a high flyer then it is essential that your living quarters are a commutable distance from one of Britain’s biggest towns.

However, this is no excuse not to want to delve into the unknown and venture further up North to Cumbria. The Lake District Tourist Guide urges individuals to give the Lakes a chance as there is so much to see and do. Accommodation in Windermere is situated a stone’s throw away from one of the most famous bodies of water in Britain and there are so many sweet little B&B’s in Windermere to stay in if you are on a strict budget. You do not only save money on fuel costs but will also relish the opportunity to be completely at peace with your surroundings if you choose to plump for bed and breakfast Windermere. Families and couples alike will wholeheartedly enjoy time spent in bed and breakfast Windermere as we will fix you up with a hearty Full English if you are planning a day out exploring all of the sights and attractions that this gorgeous place has to offer. For more information about B&B’s in Windermere such as the quaint Rockside Guest House, the stunning Laurel Cottage and the leafy Ivythwaite Lodge please do not hesitate to consult the Lake District Tourist Guide at

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Ambling and Rambling in the Cumbrian Countryside

People often mistakenly think that Cumbria is a place where people go to retire from the daily grind and spend their twilight years relaxing in the countryside without a care in the world. It is also an extremely popular destination to visit if you are looking for cosy, comfortable cottages in the Lake District as there are hundreds of quaint and quirky little hotspots to while away the hours, completely at ease with your surroundings. Ambleside is renowned for its peaceful and tranquil scenery and interesting wildlife, and there are so many lovely B&B’s in Ambleside which cater for all parties. If you are looking for a romantic getaway then there is nowhere more sedate and secluded. Families can enjoy a restful sojourn in a picturesque location, and parents will relish the opportunity to let their kids run amok without complaints from the neighbours. Accommodation in Ambleside is inexpensive and homely and you are guaranteed a warm welcome wherever you go. If you reside in an overcrowded city then you will probably feel stifled and claustrophobic, so the chance to put your feet up in elegant bars with roaring log fires sounds too good to miss. Pint of ale in one hand; your preferred broadsheet in the other; what more could you ask for?

The Lake District Tourist Guide has all the information you need on where to stay if you want to find the most beautiful B&B’s in Ambleside, which do not cost an arm and a leg. Pet owners will be delighted to know that accommodation in Ambleside caters for their four legged friends; providing they are on their best behaviour; of course! If your canine companion is a good boy or girl then they will be treated with the utmost hospitality and made to feel like royalty. This is the wonderful thing about accommodation in Ambleside; no-one is left out! Dower House is a five-star guesthouse and self-catering cottage in the Lake District which is set within the 100-acre Wray Castle estate. Situated right by the lake; this gorgeous cottage in the Lake District can house up to 5 people, so you can organise a trip with your nearest and dearest safe in the knowledge that there will be room for you all. If you want to find out more about bed and breakfast in Ambleside, then please do not hesitate to consult the Lake District Tourist Guide. You can also post your queries online at

Thursday, 11 July 2013

A Break from the Norm

We all like to make the most of the sunny British weather, as it’s not something that happens often over here. The kids love to splash around in their home-made paddling pools, whilst the adults revel in the fact that they can light up the BBQ and put all sorts of carnivorous culinary delights on the grill. I mean, your other half has been waiting for the opportune moment to utilise his brand new tongs and as soon as he spies a speck of sunlight peeking out from the clouds, he is out in the garden like a lightning bolt. Forget the cricket; there are far more important matters to attend to. You personally find the Ashes about as exciting as watching paint dry, but humour his interests, as it means that he will take you to that brand new little tapas place down the road, even though he cannot stand the thought of sharing food.

If you want to venture further afield, then why not embark on a little jaunt to Cumbria?  Weekend breaks in the Lake District are proving to be exceedingly popular with tourists who want to experience the beauty of the countryside without having to travel for hours and hours in the muggy, stifling heat. The Crook o’ Lune is a stunning little place to take a dip in if you need cooling down; Ambleside is jam packed with cobbled roads and antique stores; whilst Kirkby Lonsdale has a total of seven traditional dog-friendly inns for you to have a jar or two in as your faithful hound snoozes by your feet. There are so many places to visit and so little time, so it is always handy to have the Lake District Tourist Guide at your disposal. It is chock-full with important information and is the perfect accessory to take with you on your hols.

Walking in the Lake District is so peaceful and relaxing, and you can observe all sorts of different creatures thriving in their natural habitat. Nature lovers will relish the concept of walking in the Lake District as they will be delighted to witness rare species of birds and insects going about their day-to-day business without a care in the world. So many places are overcrowded and congested, so it is nice to have a change from city life and get out in the open air. Breaks in the Lake District give you an opportunity to truly appreciate some of the most beautiful areas of England; untouched by bulldozers and excavators. How can you possibly say that this is not extremely appealing?

B&B’s in the Lake District can be as luxurious or as basic as you wish; as there are guesthouses for large groups of friends as well as smaller B&B’s in the Lake District for couples seeking a more intimate experience. It is ever so disappointing when you organise a romantic trip away, only to later discover that the hotel is full of rowdy stag and hen parties; but there is none of that here! The Lake District Tourist Guide is the only thing you need when you are planning a sojourn in Cumbria, so get in touch via and we will be glad to help you out. Forget all your worries and troubles in an instant with Lake District weekend breaks.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Truly British!

Ahh all this lovely sunshine I could get used to it, it’s like my childhood days are back; you know the days where we used to get a real summer in Britain… With the weather showing us such great support it’s only right we support the nation back and celebrate this summer at home, what say huh?
Britain is a jewel for family holidays and it’s not too expensive either, Blackpool has always been a favourite seaside although it’s not as pristine as could be; however there are some parts of the British coast which boasts beauty such as Dorset and Somerset, these coastlines make you feel exotic and totally out of Britain.

But if you’re looking to do something a little different over this summer, then a holiday in the Lake District is the place for you, with an abundance of greenery, natural pools and ponds and wildlife there’s so much to explore over this side of the country.
At Lake District Tour Guide, we have the A-Z of accommodation, activities and amusements, restaurants, pubs and bars and everything else you need to make your holiday in the Lake District one to remember! Browse through our website to choose from the many destinations in the Lakes, choose from a wide range of accommodation in the Lake District and then hand-pick from a range of activities.
 It’s easy to tailor make your summer holiday and remember if you need any help then Lake District Tourist Guide can help you, just send us a quick email on