Archive: Oct 2015

Explore the mysteries of Windermere

Explore the mysteries of Windermere

Lake District Ghosts and Myths The Lake District has millions of visitors each year… but not all are earthbound. The Haunting of Calgarth Hall: This sixteenth century manor house was owned by Kraster Cook and his wife Dorothy. Their neighbour, a local Justice of the Peace by the name of Myles Phillipson, was determined to... Read More
Famous Residents of the Lake District

Famous Residents of the Lake District

Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) Beatrix Potter was born in London in 1866, but later moved to the Lake District after falling in love with the area on her summer vacations to Wray Castle, near Ambleside, as a child. The natural beauty of the Lakes inspired her paintings and illustrations, particularly her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit.... Read More