Romance in the Lakes
From the picture-perfect landscapes which inspired some of Britain’s greatest writers to the quaint market towns brimming with history and culture, the Lake District is undoubtedly one of the most romantic places in the UK.
Here’s our pick of the most romantic attractions for those planning a short break at Whitbarrow this February.
Climb Haystacks fell
Known as Wainwright’s favourite summit, Haystacks fell is a picturesque hill in Buttermere Valley and is loved “for beauty, variety and interesting detail, for sheer fascination and unique individuality.” Not only is Buttermere Valley a wonderful place to spend the day walking, but the views across the mountains are simply stunning, and you’ll find plenty of opportunities for selfies with that special someone.
Dine at The Eden Bar & Restaurant
Why not wine and dine your loved one this Valentine’s and enjoy a romantic meal in our Eden Bar & Restaurant? Our talented chefs will be serving up some deliciously indulgent dishes for you both to enjoy. Plus, our cosy seating area is the perfect place to retire to after your meal to enjoy another glass of wine. Book your table here.
Take a cruise on Ullswater
Ullswater is arguably the most beautiful lake in the Lake District and the best way to fully immerse yourself in the peace and tranquility of the Lakes is on an Ullswater Steamer. Sail from the pretty Lakeland village of Pooley Bridge to Howtown Pier and explore the valley of Martindale, home to the only wild Red Deer herd in the UK. Or, if you fancy a lakeside cream tea, hop off at Glenridding pier and head for the Inn on the Lake, before cruising down to the Aira Force waterfall, where you’ll find Wordsworth’s famous daffodils at Glencoyne Bay.
Enjoy a trip to the theatre
Be it a dance production, a musical concert or a performance of Shakespeare, the Theatre by the Lake is the perfect place to spend a romantic evening. Set just a short stroll from Derwentwater on the edge of Keswick, the theatre was named “the most beautifully located theatre in Britain” by The Independent. This February, you can enjoy an evening in the company of gifted young singers, composers and instrumentalists at Keswick Young Musicians’ Concert, listen to a trio of local choirs perform the greatest love songs in ‘Luv Rocks’, or see the hilarious but deeply moving ‘Let me look at you’ – a play that combines solo theatre with stand up comedy.
Indulge in some retail therapy
Nearby Keswick is the ideal location for a spot of shopping. Wander through the quaint cobbled streets and indulge in the many sweet shops, bakeries, and traditional cumbrian cafés situated in the beautiful square. If you’re looking for a unique souvenir of your trip, head to the Thornthwaite Gallery for the very best in local arts and crafts.
Take a brewery tour
For a date with a difference, try the Keswick Brewery Co. tour. The tour offers insight into how their unique craft beers are made, and you’ll also have the chance to sample a selection of their delicious beers in the Flying Fox Bar. Don’t have time for a tour? Why not pick up one of their Thirst Collection Hampers? Featuring a selection of bottles, cans, and other local treats, they’re the ideal Valentine’s gift for beer lovers.
For more information about local attractions, or to book your Valentine’s meal at the Eden Bar & Restaurant, please get in touch with the Whitbarrow team who will be happy to help.