In the last few weeks UNESCO has awarded World Heritage Status to The Lake District, joining an elite group of just over 1000 other sites worldwide. Here at The Regent Hotel we are very proud, and lucky, to live and work in such a beautiful area and our hotel has just been listed by the Independent as one of the 10 best hotels in the Lake District. What better time for you to visit us and share everything this amazing location has to offer.
There are so many reasons to come and explore our corner of the Lake District so we have put together a few suggestions. If you want any more ideas chat to us when you arrive, we are always happy to share our local knowledge.
If the rain arrives.....
If you need an indoor activity then the ‘Where is Peter Rabbit?’ stage show is the perfect choice. Inspired by Beatrix Potter this spectacular stage show brings her favourite characters to life. Using puppetry, singing and dancing, your imagination will be transported on a magical adventure. You can then explore the World of Beatrix Potter. meeting all your favourite characters along the way. Wander through Jemima Puddle-Duck’s woodland glade, into Mrs Tiggy-winkle’s kitchen or see if you can spot Mr Jeremy Fisher on his lily-pad boat. A fantastic experience, taking you into a world of imagination and the chance to re-live childhood memories.
When the sun comes out
When the sun is shining there is no better place to be than in the great outdoors, so why not do some exploring by bike. Guided family cycle rides leave from Brockhole and start with a boat ride across Windermere. You will then pedal your way to Claife Viewing Station where you can learn about its history and the role it played attracting tourists to the area over 200 years ago.
If Music is more your thing then we have a Lake District Summer Music Festival which takes place between 29th July and 11th August. This year will be the 33rd festival and will include 40 different events at locations throughout the Lake District. These include an Ella Fitzgerald tribute concert, piano duets, sitar music and a Cello and Chamber Masterclass. We are nothing if not diverse!
For some Lake District culture then a trip to Dove Cottage in Grasmere is a must. A special exhibition - Lakes Mountains & Waterfalls - explores how William Wordsworth, Britain’s best loved poet, attracted people to the Lake District landscape. Spend some time on a tour around Dove Cottage and learn about the day-to-day life of Wordsworth and his family, or take a stroll in the garden he created and wrote some of his most famous poetry in.
When you are ready to put your feet up and relax we will welcome you back to enjoy afternoon tea overlooking a beautiful lakeside view.