A few weeks ago, I went to the Lake District for a holiday- and realised how there are so many lovely places to visit around there. I wanted to do a round up blog post, telling you about some of the best places to visit, (including independent bookshops), and to show you some of the things I bought when I was over there.
Places to Visit
I went to Aria Falls in Penrith- which was amazing! The waterfall is stunning, and there are so many places you can stop and take it all in- at different heights of the waterfall. You walk around in a wooded area, and there are so many perfect places to stop to take photos. It is a lovely feeling when you are looking up at the waterfall, breathing in the fresh air, while little droplets spray your face.
Another place which is great to visit is Gummers Howe, which you can see breath taking views of Lake Windermere. You walk up the hill, and there are different places you can stop and still take in the beautiful views- but the top of the hill is the best part. After your walk up Gummers Howe, Kimi's Gelato Bar in Bowness has amazing homemade gelato in so may different flavours- I had mint chocolate chips and it was delicious. There is also a brilliant gingerbread shop in Grasmere, which sells daily homemade gingerbread- the smell that comes from the shop has people lining up!
Independent Bookshop Haul
I couldn't miss out on the independent bookshops in the lake district! The Fred Holdsworth Bookseller in Ambleside stocked so many good books, and I was very impressed with the YA section. There was a lovely chair in amongst the shelves that you could sit and and make the difficult decision of what books you were going to buy.
While in Grasmere, I stopped in the Sam Read Bookseller shop. They had such a wide selection of books, and their young adult section was extensive- which definitely pleased me. I could have sent all day in here, it was a book lovers heaven. While in this bookshop, I bought three penguin classics: The Night is Darkening Round Me, Is this a dagger which I see before me and Lady Susan. I also bought Read Me Like a Book by Liz Kessler, which I have heard so many good things about!
Independent Bookshops and Haul