Romantic Breaks in The Lakes

27th January 2022

If you’ve ever visited the Lake District, you’ll probably understand why it holds the title of ‘most romantic destination in the UK’.  It’s an accolade that’s been backed up by two centuries’ worth of Romantic poets and painters after all. A UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting jaw-dropping vistas and secluded, picture-book, beauty spots, it’s easy to see why so many have a long-running love affair with the English Lakes. So, what to do on a romantic trip to the Lakes?…

5 Valentine’s Gift Ideas from one of the UK’s most Romantic Destinations

1st February 2021

Over two centuries’ worth of poets, writers and painters will tell you the Lake District is brimming with wild, stunning scenery filled with sparkling blue lakes, windswept fells and rugged mountain tarns and emotive landscapes. Grasmere has been voted one of the most romantic destinations in the UK making it the ideal setting for that romantic getaway or to rekindle romance. Valentine’s Day feels a little different for all of us this year, so we’ve compiled some of our favourite…

Family Days Out In and Around Grasmere

19th August 2020

With a veritable playground of lakes, mighty hills and ancient woodlands to explore from our doorstep there’s plenty to keep young and old entertained in the Lake District. The wonderful walks, stunning scenery and miles of cycle paths are a given, so we’ve pulled together a list of some of our other favourite haunts to keep the whole family happy, come rain or shine.   The World of Beatrix Potter™ Attraction He may have been created over 100 years ago…

Walking in a (UNESCO World Heritage) Wonderland

15th July 2020

When William Wordsworth dubbed Grasmere “The loveliest spot that man hath ever found”, it was a pretty bold statement at the time. But, fast forward some 170 years after his death and it would still be hard to argue with his assessment of the area, now recognised with UNESCO World Heritage status. You don’t need to be an outdoorsy type to be impressed by the postcard-pretty views of shimmering lakes and slumbering mountains to enjoy the Lake District, though of…

Lockdown Kitchen Treats

1st June 2020

Home Comforts  If there was ever a time for comfort food to lift your mood, it’s now, surely? Which is where Jaid Smallman, Head Chef at The Wordsworth steps in. Follow Jaid’s recipes to serve up a tasty lunch of broccoli and smoked bacon soup and a traditional Lancashire hotpot for supper. Follow with a banoffee cheesecake – we’re sure you’ve earned it!   Broccoli and Smoked Bacon Soup 1 large head of broccoli 1 onion 1 leek 2 cloves…

Lockdown Literature from The Lakes

22nd April 2020

Reading to Inspire Your Next Lakeland Stay It’s somewhat of an understatement to say that the Lake District is celebrated for its literary connections – few destinations are as closely linked to literature. If the landscapes that have influenced literary giants past and present are on your ‘to-visit’ list you may enjoy our compilation of Lakeland reads to bring you a taste of Cumbria in book-form. Soak up the Lakes from your sofa until we see you again.   The Lake…

A Recipe for Success at The Wordsworth Hotel

15th March 2018

Jaid Smallman has been Head Chef at the Wordsworth Hotel for seven years. During this time, he’s had recipes published in various regional cookbooks, developed dishes to support the Wild Oceans Sustainable Seafood Project and seen the hotel’s Signature Restaurant gain a coveted AA rosette for culinary excellence. With responsibility for the hotel’s two restaurants: the informal Dove Bistro and the fine dining Signature Restaurant, Jaid’s passion for authentically produced seasonal produce shines through in his menus. But spend five…