/ Honeymoon in the Lake District
the wish list
A tent somewhere highup
now i just need to find a victim... err husband
> the wish list
> now i just need to find a victim... err husband
You could always go no a practise honeymoon
Probably Eskdale or one of the less busy western areas. For Eskdale you've got the Eskdale - Ravenglass railway as well. Another option is to stay out on the Cumbrian cost somewhere.
I stayed in the NDG this weekend, never been a fan as a pub, but it is actually a much nicer hotel than the ODG.
> the wish list
> Drunken Duck
> Blacksail YHA
> A tent somewhere highup
Come on, it's a honeymoon! I'm all for enjoying the outdoors and everything but some perspective is needed here I reckon...
To the OP - There are loads of really posh hotels (and B&Bs) in the Lakes, I'd stay in one of those. Do a bit of climbing or walking or whatever during the day but on your honeymoon the evenings should be spent having nice meals, cozy pubs etc, and enjoying a spot of luxury.
Well, it depends on what you both want...
My honeymoon was spent up in the Northwest of Scotland. We had a great time. I recall two nights in Strabeg bothy having climbed at Creag Shomarlie (very nice) -all by ourselves, and a night sleeping in the back of the car infront of the police station in Kinlochbervie after a night out in the only opne pub in the Far Northwestern Coastal Highlands!
It was great, so I think it depends on the demands/desires/likes of your wife to be - I like climbing, bothying, being in the hills, I don't think I would have enjoyed an afternoon in the beauty saloon /spa - wedding or not (sorry Edradour).
So, my advice would be, what does your girl like and what does she want...find out and deliver accordingly! You can't go wrong.
a) how is the Drunken duck not a posh pub? with nice meals and touch of luxuary?
b) I sorry i didn't realise marriage suddenly made ones personality and preferences change - although presumably this might be a problem if you suddenly find your husband is no longer luxurious enough :P
Greenbanks country house hotel in Borrowdale. Actually, this is exactly what we did for our honeymoon in 1987 :-)
If you had a week, would you spend it there? We're planning on just walking and possibly canoeing (?).
Twenty years ago we stayed in a little cottage in Chapel Style for our honeymoon...we did have our two oldest children with us though, so a romantic hotel was out of the question. We've been back a few times since, but we've still got our younger kids with us...so romantic hotel still out of the question!
Another vote for cottage in the woods. Not stayed there but the food is lovely. The King's Head at Thirlspot used to have a lovely 4 poster room. My Wife and i spent the first few days of our married life there.
A suite in 'The Samling', and spend the week meandering (or sheltering from the rain).
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