Tuesday, 16 August 2011

A Day in Keswick

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I'm a big supporter of English day trips. I love nothing more than taking off for the day on a lovely drive, with the sun shining. My favourite places to visit are those stereotypical English towns and villages with lots of greenery, good coffee shops and quaint independent shops that you don't find in your everyday city centre. So we drove to The Lakes in Cumbria, calling in at Penrith first (sadly, we arrived too early on a Sunday morning and all was closed), then on to Keswick where most of the day was spent. And finally calling in at Lake Windermere, but unknown to us there was an air show on that day. Coupled with the blistering sunshine, this made for very busy streets. As I'm not really one for crowds, we drove on (although I did manage to get one shot of the air show through the car windscreen window). It was a lovely day, browsing the shops in the rare English sunshine.

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30 comments:

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  2. Lovely photos! I'm from the Lake District about 20 mins south of Windermere. I love Keswick, it feels like your going back in time when you visit there haha! I hope you enjoyed your trip :)
    Rachelle xxx
    inspiredbytheretired.blogspot.com

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  3. Looks so lovely, I love going to little villages they have the best shops always full of delicious homemade jams and cakes xoxo

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  4. You find the best places to visit. ^_^
    Mmmm- someone take me to that ice cream and fudge shop now. You're making me crave sugar!
    I really need to fit in a few more trips before term starts again!

    Florrie x

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  5. what a magical place. that sweet temptations shop is cute as cute can be!

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  6. Pretty snaps! English day trips are my favourite.

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  7. The Lake District is sooo pretty!!

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  8. I love English day trips, too! There's always so much to see and do. It sounds like you had a lovely day!

    Leia

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  9. Beautiful pictures, looks lovely there :).

    Sadie x

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  10. I love day trips and I love your photos. I live in the Pacific Northwest and aside from a couple months in the summer we have primarily cloudy days. Day trips are a nice excuse to view the lay of the land and escape for a bit. It helps me to remember why I love this part of the country so much.

    Have a lovely day! <3

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  11. Wow pretty photos! :)

    Kc

    http://a-sparkley-silver-lining.blogspot.com/

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  12. How beautiful. You have definitely just inspired me to take more weekend trips to neighbouring little towns.

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  13. Never made it to the Lakes yet, it looks so lovely. Great pictures.

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  14. this is ace! me and hollie were planning on going to the lakes over the summer, it;s only an hour or so away and we've been rec a great little restaurant

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  15. thanks for the thanks too, glad you like

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  16. Oh such a beautiful place, i wish i live there:)

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  17. Lovely post. My husband and I were talking yesterday about how we should bring our kids to see the Lake District one day soon. We visited Lake Windermere and stayed in a B&B when we were students 25 years ago.
    Your photos brought back lovely memories for me. I love your day trip posts, England is a beautiful country. Thanks!

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  18. you makes me want togo back to England!!!
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  19. no those shorts aren't susie's, i just randomly found them on tumblr and fell in love. thanks for your sweet comment!

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    Meena ♥

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  20. I love quaint little english towns ^^ One day i'm going on a road trip! x

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  21. As ever, beautiful photos. We're thinking about going to the lake district for a couple of days next week, or maybe Bamburgh...

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  22. Looks like some beautiful places to stop by!

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  23. Awww I love day trips - I want to take one on the Bank Holiday!

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  24. As usual beautiful photos.

    Nothing beats a good british day out, especially when the sun is shining.

    X x

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  25. I'm absolutely with you on the delights of the British day trip. There is always so much variety in landscape and area. You chose a good day to go: the light looks glorious.

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  26. Lovely pictures, beautiful place to visit! I've already put it on my list of places to visit.

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  27. I spent my teenage years living in the Lake District and couldn't wait to get away. I can really appreciate the beauty of the place now and enjoy visiting. I lived on Lake Road.

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