17 October 2018

Beatrix Potter and the Lake District - part 1




This was my daughter-inlaws favorite part of the trip. We look this "Goat Tour" of the lake district, the lake being Lake Windermere. It was all day and very in detail. Our tour guide was very informative and funny. He told us when crossing the road that the car coming from the right would kill us first. You know I didn't forget that and always looked right first.


 



The stone walls were topped with these standing stones called "coins"


They anchored the walls and protected them.





Wray Castle, actually a folly.




This is the house Beatrix Potter lived in with her husband. She worked in the house she occupied before her marriage which was across the road called Hilltop House


Sheep EVERYWHERE.


Farmer MacGregors garden


Hilltop house





































 There was a mouse in each room and one room had two. Stuffed of course













6 comments:

  1. Charming! But where were the goats? Love the sheep!

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    1. I have no idea why it was called the Gat Tour except that was the name of the company. They may have also done mountain climbing tours??????????

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  2. It's odd that I lived in the Manchester area for 14 years and often went to the Lake District but never to Beatrice Potters house. I wonder why not. There's a lot of lovely walking to be had in that area....the views are great (if it's not raining, of course).

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    1. There were many hikers and it was so lovely there. It only rained in Wales but I loved that too.

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  3. I'm glad her house was preserved...She was/is a treasure!!!!! An amazing woman in her day...Did you see the movie about her with Renee Zwellwiger? I would love to go there...

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    1. I would love to see the movie. What was it called?

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