The Lake District National Park is, like most everywhere else in Britain, home to some very pretty buildings. Most of these are old, with centuries of history to make them extra special. Today, I want to share photos of some wee buildings that bring both charm and character to the towns, villages and open spaces they inhabit.
One of my favourite places to visit is Dove Cottage. William Wordsworth rented this old inn 1799 and lived very happily there with his family and visiting friends. The location of the house, its characterful garden (which he landscaped and planted) and the views from the arbour at its top, provided much inspiration for his literary works.
Perhaps the most recognisable building in Grasmere is the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop. This tiny building is tucked away next to the churchyard and ever so cute!
At Ullswater, one of the most photographed buildings is a boathouse! Built on the bank of this lovely stretch of lake at Pooley Bridge, this little building is known as the Duke of Portland Boathouse and looks absolutely charming!
Perhaps the best known and most loved small building in the Lake District is Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top farm. The authoress’ pretty former home ranks as the most visited attraction in the Lake District, and is known by international visitors far and wide. Beatrix Potter based some of her stories around the structure of her cottage, and, according to the National Trust, some of her characters ‘lived’ at Hill Top farm.
Which Beatrix Potter characters lived at Hill Top?
- Tom Kitten and his family
- Jemima Puddle-Duck
- Samuel and Anna Maria Whiskers
and Pigling Bland and his brother Alexander set off to market from Hill Top farm.
The Lake District is full of wonderful buildings to visit, both small and large. Many exude great character retained from when they were first built. Why not come and explore these amazing homes and structures? Most also have interesting gardens where one can wander at will. If you like historical buildings and gardens, then do come and enjoy these treasures with us.
Blenheim Lodge is located centrally for visiting all these places. Come and take advantage of our special offers and take your leisure in the larger garden that is the Lake District National Park.
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