Every month we’re looking into must-see locations in the UK that can be reached in your car. Going on a road trip is a great way to clear your mind and one of the most peaceful places in the UK is the Lake District. With crystal clear water, rolling hills and quaint towns, the Lake District is an ideal getaway. We’re listing some of the best locales to visit while you’re in the area.
A trip to Cumbria wouldn’t be complete without visiting England’s largest natural lake. Windermere is surrounded by stunning vistas that will give you an appreciation for nature. Bowness-on-Windermere is a good place to stay as it’s the most popular holiday resort. In addition to regular boating trips and ferries, there are plenty of activities to be involved with around the lake. For example, there’s an Aquarium that features various marine life.
Found on the Windermere shoreline, Wray Castle is the kind of venue that has something for everyone. The building was built in 1840 and has since served as a historical landmark. Visitors can explore the great hall and marvel at the architecture. The grounds are also worth exploring because Wray Castle is renowned for its range of trees, which include weeping lime, redwood and Ginkgo biloba.
Lakeland Motor Museum
Cars fans should definitely check out the Lakeland Motor Museum. With over 30,000 exhibits, the museum contains a wealth of automotive history. Some of the cars on display include a Jaguar XK140, Ford Escort Mexico 1600, Cerbera Speed 12 and the a 1952 TVR 2, the oldest surviving TVR. Other exhibitions feature a tribute to the Isle of Man TT and a special look at the careers of racers Malcolm and Donald Campbell.
Theatre By The Lake
Located near Derwentwater, this theatre is ideal if you’re looking for a cultural experience. The Theatre By The Lake puts on a variety of exciting shows all year round. From comedies to dramas, there’s something for everybody. Upcoming performances are an evening with comedian Sarah Millican, the Banff Mountain Film Festival, The Chit Chat Talk Show and Cumbria On Film. The diversity on offer ensures that you’ll never be without entertainment.
The Ruskin Museum
The Ruskin Museum can be found in Coniston and is a tribute to art critic John Ruskin. It features a large collection of Ruskin’s work and charts his life to showcase what made him such an important figure. The museum also reflects the history of the local area, with Stone Age artifacts and Bronze Age weapons featured.