Friday, 1 November 2013

Remember, Remember, the 5th of November

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 or alternatively fill in our online enquiry form here.

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