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dost75 Apr 24th, 2003 03:19 PM

Lake District
I am planning to stop at Lake District on my trip back from Edinburgh to London. Which is a good town to stop? Any recomendation for things to do and places to visit?

RachelG Apr 24th, 2003 05:42 PM

There are lots of small towns, but our favorite is Keswick. Hiking is wonderful in this area. Also there are a lot of little shops in the town. A lot of people go to the Beatrix Potter museum-I've never had a chance because too busy hiking.

Firefly Apr 25th, 2003 02:00 AM

Ambleside would be my choice. Visit Windermere, but don't stay there - too touristy and commercial!
Have a lovely time,

Sylvia Apr 25th, 2003 06:44 AM

I'd also suggest Keswick.
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Derwentwater is IMHO the most beautiful of the Lakes. The tourist centre has details of walks of all levels of severity.

Biscuit Apr 25th, 2003 10:12 AM

Just a little clarification:

We stayed in Windermere proper and it was a nice and cozy little town, not touristy at all. Bowness-on-Windermere is the town on the lake and yes, it is very touristy.

I found Keswick to be touristy as well, but while there go see Castle Stone Rigg circle. Great views atop the hill.

Also, don't miss the Browne house in Townend, a remarkable architectural achievement run by the National Trust.

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