We had had a very tragic and stressful 6 weeks prior to this trip due to the sudden illness and passing of my wonderful Father-in-Law, Ian.
Therefore, I was determined that Alan needed a short-break away from it all and it just happened to be around the time of his birthday.
I had been to Cumbria many times as a child as my Grandpa was from Barrow-in-Furness and I also had a brief visit to Keswick when I worked for Stakis Hotels but I have never been there as a proper tourist in this stunning county.
We had a really lovely time visiting the various Lakes and villages and driving over the mountains which made me come to the conclusion that in the past, the English must have moved the border up to steal Cumbria, because it sure looks a lot like Scottish to me! ;)
We particularly liked Pooley Bridge where we had a lovely Breakfast at Granny Dowbekins and an outstanding Dinner at The Butcher’s Arms in Crosby Ravensworth, Penrith, which is just the most stunning little village!
Some of my photos from the weekend: