The Beauty of Simplicity

Trip Start Apr 06, 2011
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Trip End May 05, 2011


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Where I stayed
Fair Rigg Guest House Bowness-on-Windermere
Read my review - 5/5 stars

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Friday, April 8, 2011

In Lake District, you can go to the main towns like Windermere, Ambleside, Grasmere and Keswick. We cover only Windermere and it's the most popular among the four.

TIP: To travel around or to Lake District, it's more convenient to rent a car. Train from London to
Lake District is expensive and there's not much choose in terms of bus as well.

TIP: There are viewpoints around lake district where you can get a panoramic view of the lakes, to get there, forget about following the directions listed in walking guides provided by the hostel/hotel, unless you have been living in the jungle like Tarzan, you'll never be able to follow it. Just find out where the viewpoint is and head straight to it. Don't waste your time going through farms, kissing gates, fields, duck ponds and etc. Do not afraid to trespass other people property (farm) as this is necessary for you to reach your destination with shortcut.


We head to Ambleside with the intention to cross the lake. What distracted us was the flocks of swans, pigeons, goose and ducks. You can buy the duck food, which essentially is the cereals, to feed them. You'll be mobbed by the swans and gooses… sacrifice the duck food or you'll never leave the place… quite fun though :o) If you're not into those birdy stuff, there's casino for you to pass your time and donate to British economy, or you can join those boat tour that takes your around the lake.


We head to the peak district gateway, Buxton. There's a lot of traffic light on the way from Stockport to Buxton, you'll need buffer a lot of time for those traffic light and single lane traffic. By the time we reach Buxton, it's already too late to wonder anywhere so we head straight to Manchester airport to catch a bus to Holyhead, the place where we'll board the ferry to Dublin.

TIP: If you want to catch some sleep in the overnight bus, never sit next to, or nearby an Irish cause they will sing non stop and tapping his feet to create the bass throughout the entire journey >_<

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