4. A gateway for adventure
Not only are the Lakes a beautiful and romantic setting, but they also offer a treasure trove of outdoor activities. With an abundance of hills, valleys, forests and lakes to explore, there are plenty of opportunities to stretch out your wedding weekend and make wonderful memories with your closest family and friends.
Discover breathtaking nature spots
Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, is the region’s crowning glory. A boat trip is the best way to appreciate the lake’s beauty, offering awe-inspiring 360 degree views. Or head out on to the glassy water in a kayak for a more adventurous thrill.
Visit Wastwater, the deepest of the lakes and surrounded by mountains including the towering Scafell Pike. Tarn Hows, near Coniston Water, is the ideal spot for a gentle walk or picnic, offering majestic views of the natural landscape. Or visit Friar’s Crag in Keswick, described by artist John Ruskin as one of the most beautiful scenes in Europe.
Marvel at ancient wonders
Castlerigg is home to one of the oldest stone circles in the country, and is set against the dramatic backdrop of Helvellyn and High Seat.
Explore the unique villages
Each of the region’s villages have something unique to offer. Visit the picturesque Grasmere, where you’ll find Dove Cottage, the childhood home of William Wordsworth. Don’t forget to try the famous Grasmere gingerbread. Or head to Ambleside to explore its stone houses, quaint shops and winding streets.
Keen hikers can tackle Scafell Pike, the highest peak of England. Standing at 978m high, it offers glorious, uninterrupted views of the Lake District. On a clear day, you may see as far as Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the Isle of Man. Feel a sense of peace and oneness as you take in the views. Hellvelyn, Blencartha, Hallin Fell… there are so many walks to explore.
You can even venture deep inside the heart of a Lake District mountain and climb the Honister slate mine. Following the route of the fearless miners, it’s a fascinating journey through narrow tunnels into illuminated caverns. With vertical climbs, a rope-bridge crossing, steel ladder ascents, a zip line and tarzan swing, it’s the ultimate adrenaline filled adventure.
With so many activities on the doorstep, you can create a wedding weekend like no other. A once in a lifetime experience for you and your most treasured guests.
5. Perfect all year round
The Lake District is a wonderful place to get married at any time of year. Each season comes with its own great reasons to visit the Lakes.
Imagine a crisp winters day with mountain peaks peering through from beneath the clouds. Or perhaps you always imagined an autumn wedding. In the Lake District the trees come alive with spectacular colours from golden yellows to vibrant oranges and earthy browns.
Clear skies in the summer make for the most stunning views, with sunshine rolling on until late in the evening. And in Spring, the pastoral valleys are abuzz with life. The daffodils that enchanted Wordsworth burst into colour in March and April, signalling that spring has arrived. Whatever season you choose, the Lake District is bursting with natural beauty.
Weddings at Rose Castle
Couples getting married at Rose Castle can enjoy the best of both worlds. You'll have your own private and secluded bolthole for your wedding ceremony and reception, with the beauty and adventure of the Lake District right on the doorstep.
From the Rose Castle grounds you can spot Hellvelyn in the distance, providing beautiful views as you say your vows in the Pettinger’s Garden or mingle with your guests after your ceremony, drink in hand, on the Bishop’s Lawn.
The castle is exclusively yours for as long as you like. Turn your wedding into a two or three day long celebration and combine it with an outdoor adventure in the Lake District.
Marriage is a once in a lifetime adventure. What better way to start your adventure than with a long weekend in the unique beauty of the Lake District.
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