Things to do in the Lake District

Winter Spa Break in the Lake District

Winter Spa Break in the Lake District

At the beginning of March, planning a winter spa break in the Lake District may well have seemed some time away. However, with the ongoing impact of a global pandemic, it’s potentially one last chance of a holiday before the … Read More

August Bank Holiday in the Lake District, bank holiday breaks in Windermere

August Bank Holiday Breaks, Lake District

August Bank Holiday Breaks, Lake District With the hotel industry re-opening, August bank holiday breaks in the UK are the chance to make the most of the summer. It’s the last bank holiday until Christmas and following over three months … Read More

The Lake District in May

The Lake District in May 2020

Visiting the Lake District in May Here at the Windermere Tranquil Retreat, we are normally welcoming guests to the Lake District in May. However, as we come to the first May Bank Holiday, it’s been time to carry out a … Read More

Bank Holiday Breaks in the Lake District

Bank Holiday Breaks in the Lake District

Bank Holiday Breaks in the Lake District While for many bank holiday breaks mean a long weekend away, for others it often just another day at work. However, that can still play to your advantage, with last minute offers and … Read More

Easter in the Lake District

Easter in the Lake District

Easter in the Lake District When it comes to Easter in the Lake District, the long weekend break is the chance to escape to the country. Things to do this Easter in the Lake District As well as the regular … Read More

Aerial Festival

Aerial Festival – 26th to 29th March 2020

Aerial Festival – 26th to 29th March 2020 The Aerial Festival in Ambleside is one of the newest editions to the festival calendar in the Lake District. With its first event in March 2020 set to be a fantastic line-up, … Read More

Ideas and Things to do in Keswick

Ideas and Things to do in Keswick

The picturesque market town of Keswick has plenty of things to do throughout the year, no matter what the weather. Things to do in Keswick Indoors Given how the recent storm Dennis and storm Ciara have affected holiday plans up … Read More

Things to do in Ambleside, Cumbria

Things to do in Ambleside, Cumbria

While staying in Windermere, nearby Ambleside provides plenty more things to do during a day out away from your spa suite. Although, if all you want to do is relax in your private outdoor hot tub, then who are we … Read More

Why Book a Spa Break in the Lake District in March

Book a Spa Break in the Lake District in March

Rather than waiting until summer, you may want to book a Spa Break in the Lake District in March. After all, it may be quieter but there are still lots of things to do in March. As well as the … Read More

Things to do in Spring in the Lake District

Things to do in Spring in the Lake District

Despite the cold weather, Spring in the Lake District is just around the corner. As such, it’s time to start thinking about things to do in the Lake District with a package break in Windermere. Things to do in Spring … Read More

Romantic Things to do in the Lake District

Romantic Things to do in the Lake District

Romantic Things to do in the Lake District Any couples after romantic things to do in the Lake District need look no further than a romantic spa break in Windermere. After all at the Windermere Tranquil Retreat, we can help … Read More

Things to do in the Lake District on a Rainy Day

Things to do in the Lake District on a Rainy Day

The Lake District on a rainy day isn’t all doom and gloom. In fact, there are still loads of things to do while keeping out the wind and rain. 5 Things to do in the Lake District on a Rainy … Read More

Things to do in the Lake District in February

5 Things to do in the Lake District in February

Here we review 5 things to do in the Lake District in February 2020. As well as the regular attractions, there are also annual events and activities. So, whether you are planning a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend, or have booked … Read More

New Year Breaks

New Year Breaks in the Lake District

After Christmas, New Year Breaks in the Lake District will start booking up in no time. That’s why it’s good to start thinking about a spa package break. The chance to unwind, relax and in some cases, recover from all … Read More

Things to do in the Lake District in December

Things to do in the Lake District in December While staying in the Lake District in December at the Windermere Tranquil Retreat, we have a few suggestions of what to get up to. Here we take a look at 5 … Read More

Lake District in November 2019

By staying at the Lake District in November 2019 you can enjoy a winter break in Windermere, while enjoying the comfort of a private hot tub spa suite. The Lake District in November 2019 Here’s a list of 10 things … Read More

Christmas Breaks in the Lake District

It’s time to book those Christmas breaks in the Lake District, after all the big day is only a couple of months away! So if you fancy spending the festive period in a Lake District hotel this Christmas, book a … Read More

Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in the Lake District

Meat-free options aren’t just for vegan and vegetarian restaurants. In fact, more and more menus offer a menu that caters for all dietary needs. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, there are several vegan and vegetarian restaurants available in the Lake District. … Read More

5 Autumn Walks in the Lake District

There’s always something special about Autumn walks in the Lake District. The crunch of the freshly fallen leaves, the early mist across the water and even a bit of rain in the air can create some majestic rainbows. So if … Read More

Go Sober This October in the Lake District

What better way to go sober this October in the Lake District than with a spa package break in Windermere? It’s the perfect way to unwind and treat yourself to some much-needed pampering, as part of your detox plan. Go … Read More

What’s on This October in the Lake District

While on holiday this October in the Lake District, don’t be fooled by the unreliable British weather. After all, there’s always something on to see and do, come rain or shine. Although, if all else fails you can always just … Read More

Taste Cumbria Food Festival 2019

Taste Cumbria is possible the most popular food festival in the Lake District. Cockermouth welcomes local suppliers, restaurant owners and market traders from across Cumbria. Which if you’re on a package break in the Lake District, takes place only an … Read More

Lake District September 2019

Here we take a look at what’s on in September 2019 in the Lake District. Book a last minute package break in the Lake District and embrace all Cumbria has to offer. Events in the Lake District 2019 Just some … Read More

Windermere Epic Lakes Swim 2019

Windermere Epic Lakes Swim 2019 There’s still time to enter the Windermere Epic Lakes Swim, with entries closing on the 12th September 2019. What is the Windermere Epic Lakes Swim? The Windermere Epic Lakes Swim 2019 is the last of … Read More

Miles Without Stiles

What is Miles without Stiles? Miles without Stiles is a scheme allowing accessibility to the Lake District regardless of any personal mobility concerns. If you’re in a wheelchair, unsteady on your feet or visually impaired, there are still plenty of … Read More

Exercise in the Lake District

Exercise in the Lake District When planning to exercise in the Lake District, it’s often a good idea to schedule an assessment before booking your package break. That’s either by a personal trainer to help improve your fitness levels or … Read More

Where to Play Tennis in Windermere?

Where to Play Tennis in Windermere? Do you fancy a game of tennis in Windermere, having been inspired by Wimbledon 2019? Well with a handful of courts to choose from, you could soon be the next Novak Djokovic or Simona … Read More

Mountain Biking in the Lake District

If you’re mountain biking in the Lake District, why not book a spa suite with hot tub in Windermere. With spa suites that have their own parking and even private gardens, you can keep your bicycle safely locked up. Not … Read More

Kendal Calling Accommodation, Lake District

Kendal Calling Accommodation, Lake District With Glastonbury over, it’s time to arrange your Kendal Calling accommodation. During the festival itself you may well be camping, but why not extend your weekend to a package break in the Lake District? When … Read More

Outdoor Activities in the Lake District

Outdoor Activities in the Lake District With over 900 square miles, outdoor activities in the Lake District are in abundance. We’re not just talking about a healthy walk or a trip across the Lake Windermere, but they’re certainly 2 good … Read More

Ideas for Summer Windermere Walks

Ideas for Summer Windermere Walks There are so many Windermere walks to choose from, whether it be a brisk morning stroll or a challenging hike through the mountains. One thing for certain, Windermere walks always come with rewarding views. After … Read More

Keep fit in Windermere

Keep fit in Windermere There are lots of ways to keep fit in Windermere. As well as walking, running, cycling and swimming, the options for keeping fit don’t end there. While it may sound easy to keep fit in Windermere, … Read More

Things to do in June in the Lake District

Things to do in June in the Lake District As we look at things to do in June in the Lake District, get ready to make the most of your spa package break in the Lake District. When it comes … Read More

Visit the Lake District in May

When it comes to visiting the Lake District in May, then you’ve chosen a very special time of year. With two Bank Holidays to choose from, a weekend spa break in Windermere could be just what you’re after. Sit back … Read More

Happy World Heritage Day from Windermere

Here at the Tranquil Retreat, we wish you a Happy World Heritage Day! If you’re visiting Cumbria for a package break in the Lake District this bank holiday weekend, enjoy your stay. What is World Heritage Day? World Heritage Day … Read More

Discover National Parks Events in the Lake District

When is Discover National Parks 2019? It’s already started! The Discover National Parks 2019 events run for 2 weeks from the 6th April through to 21st April. There are a whole host of events up and down the country, with … Read More

Things to do in April in the Lake District

Things to do in April in the Lake District There are always exciting things to do in April in the Lake District, making a package break in Windermere most definitely worth the effort. What’s it like in the Lake District … Read More

Enjoy the Best Breakfast in Windermere

Enjoy the Best Breakfast in Windermere Start the day with breakfast in Windermere, while on a package break in the Lake District. After all, experts often say it’s the most important meal of the day. What’s more, while staying at … Read More

5 Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day in the Lake District

5 Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day in the Lake District Book a romantic package break in Windermere and you could soon be enjoying a romantic Valentine’s Day in the Lake District. So how do you spend Valentine’s Day in the … Read More

Visiting the Lake District in February

Visiting the Lake District in February Are you thinking of visiting the Lake District in February? Then how about a last-minute package break in Windermere, staying at a spa hotel with a hot tub. What’s it like in the Lake … Read More

Lake District New Years Eve

Lake District New Years Eve What to do in the Lake District New Years Eve? If you find yourself visiting Cumbria, in the Lake District for New Years Eve there are lots of things to do. Everything from having a … Read More

Where is the Best Place for Breakfast in Windermere?

Where is the Best Place for Breakfast in Windermere? It’s often referred to as the most important meal of the day. So where is the best place for breakfast in Windermere? The Alpine You only need to visit Windermere in … Read More

What to do in the Western Lake District

What to do in the Western Lake District While our spa suites in Windermere are situated in the south of the Lakes, there are plenty more places to visit in Cumbria. Explore the Western Lake District for even more beautiful countryside. … Read More

The Best Cheap Restaurants in the Lake District

The Best Cheap Restaurants in the Lake District With so much choice the best restaurants in the Lake District don’t have to be expensive. In fact, some of the traditional food in Cumbria originates from eating on a budget. The … Read More

Visiting Lake Windermere in the Lake District

Visiting Lake Windermere in the Lake District While you stay at a Spa Hotel in the Lake District, visiting Lake Windermere is a must. While Lake Windermere itself is at the heart of the Lake District, there are plenty more … Read More

Alternative Things to do in Windermere

Alternative Things to do in Windermere While there are plenty of obvious places to go in Cumbria, there are lots of alternative things to do in Windermere. Lakes Aquarium It wouldn’t be a trip to the Lake District without putting … Read More

Wild Swimming in Windermere and the Lake District

Wild Swimming in Windermere and the Lake District Wild swimming in Windermere is popular whatever the weather. Some people enjoy the more extreme swimming activities, where you put on a wetsuit and venture into deep waters. Others may be on … Read More

5 Things to do in Windermere in August

5 Things to do in Windermere in August If you’re staying in the Lake District this August Bank Holiday, we’ve selected 5 things to do in Windermere in August: Windermere Wild Swim The World of Beatrix Potter Windermere Lake Cruises … Read More

Things to do in Kendal, Lake District

Things to do in Kendal, Lake District How far is Windermere to Kendal While the UNESCO Heritage Site of the Lake District covers a vast area of Cumbria, Windermere is in prime position. As one of the most popular tourist … Read More

Playing Tennis in Windermere, Lake District

Playing Tennis in Windermere, Lake District As Wimbledon is well underway and the sun is shining, tennis courts up and down the country are starting to get busy. Playing tennis in Windermere is no different. Every year is the same … Read More

5 Suggestions for Afternoon Tea in the Lake District

5 Suggestions for Afternoon Tea in the Lake District When you’re after something traditionally British to do in Cumbria, then why not go for a nice afternoon tea in the Lake District. The tennis at Wimbledon has started to challenge … Read More

The 2018 Russian World Cup in Windermere

The 2018 Russian World Cup in Windermere With the stage set for the biggest football tournament in the world, the games are finally well underway. Who will win the 2018 Russian World Cup? Will England go out again on penalties in … Read More

Where to Find the Best Lake District BBQ Spots

Where to Find the Best Lake District BBQ Spots As temperatures are set to rise this summer, it’s worth searching for the best Lake District BBQ spots. Especially if you’re looking to enjoy a romantic spa break in Windermere, where … Read More

Stately Homes in the Lake District

Stately Homes in the Lake District While the Lake District may be a popular tourist destination due to the amazing scenery, there’s much more to the English countryside. Stately Homes in the Lake District have been attracting visitors for generations … Read More

10 Things to do in Ambleside, Near Lake Windermere

10 Things to do in Ambleside, near Lake Windermere When staying near Lake Windermere you are very much in the heart of Cumbria. If you take a short drive you will find several things to do in Ambleside, just one … Read More

Historic houses Near Lake Windermere, Lake District

Historic houses Near Lake Windermere, Lake District As well as a UNESCO World Heritage site in itself, the Lake District also has a number of English Heritage Sites. Not only that but when you are staying in Bowness, you are … Read More

The Best Food to Try in the Lake District

The Best Food to Try in the Lake District As a popular UK tourist destination, there are of course plenty of well-known chains to choose from in the Lake District. However, it’s always good to eat something different and support … Read More

5 Things to do in Coniston, Lake District

5 Things to do in Coniston, Lake District When you’re visiting the Lake District in Cumbria, there’s a range of activities and other things to do in Coniston. Like elsewhere across the National Park, you will be able to learn … Read More

Horse Riding in the Lake District

When it comes to the great outdoors, there’s no better place than the British countryside. Whether it be going for a walk, cycling or horse riding in the Lake District, the possibilities are endless. If you’re staying in or around … Read More

Beatrix Potter, the Lake District and the New Peter Rabbit Movie

Beatrix Potter, the Lake District and the New Peter Rabbit Movie If you’re not already aware then it may surprise you that Beatrix Potter, the Lake District and the new Peter Rabbit Movie have a lot in common. It’s more … Read More

Areas to visit in the Lake District

When booking a spa break in the Lake District, venturing outside may not be on your list of priorities. After all, many will say doing as little as possible is just perfect. Even if there are various areas to visit … Read More

10 Popular Photography Tours in the Lake District

10 Popular Photography Tours in the Lake District You may have seen some incredible pictures online, but there’s nothing better than experiencing the Lake District first hand. The views from the hilltops and mountains are something else, with plenty of … Read More

10 Great bars in and around Coniston Water

10 Great bars in and around Coniston Water With so much to see and do in the Lake District, you will need somewhere to go for a drink during your travels. Here are 10 great bars in and around Coniston … Read More

10 Best Walking Tours of the Lake District

10 Best Walking Tours of the Lake District When you’re searching for things to do in the Lake District, then hiking trails and walking holidays will always be high on the agenda. If it’s a rural holiday you’re after, here … Read More

William Wordsworth and the Lake District

Famous poet and author, William Wordsworth was born on 7 April, 1770 in a fine Georgian house in Cockermouth, which was owned by Sir James Lowther. The River Derwent flowed past the back garden of the house, and was a … Read More

Things to do near the Windermere Tranquil Retreat

The new Windermere Tranquil Retreat is one of the most romantic and luxurious places to stay in the Lakes. The Windermere Tranquil Retreat is perfect if you are looking for somewhere to relax. Recharge your batteries in style with your own … Read More

Things to do in the Lake District

Things to do in the Lake District Each year 15 million tourists descend on the national park in Cumbria. There are lots of things to do in the Lake District, from boat tours to the famous home of Beatrix Potter. … Read More

10 Experience Days in the Lake District

The UNESCO World Heritage Site is a beautiful landscape filled with wonderful scenery and fantastic ideas for experience days in the Lake District.  There are many outdoor activities for all ages, but it doesn’t just end there. Here are 10 experience … Read More