The Lake District

Since my trip focused on Children’s Literature, one of the trips we went on was to the Lake District, which is where Beatrix Potter lived.

Honestly, I wish my whole study abroad trip had been in the Lake District. It was such a relief to go there and get away from the busyness of London. Being in a city for so long can start to wear on you.

One of the first things you’ll notice about the Lake District are the sheep. There are sheep EVERYWHERE which really adds charm to this green, rainy place. From what I remember, I think there were around 500,000 sheep in the Lake District.

My group and I went to Beatrix Potter’s farm, and if you are a children’s literature fan you must go! There are her gardens there, which are stunning, as well as her farmhouse where she would write and illustrate her books.

I would also recommend going on a hike while there. Our tour guide brought us on a beautiful hike that ended with us overlooking a lake. Simply breathtaking.

We also ventured to Castlerigg Stone Circle in Keswick which are a circle of rocks believed to be older than Stonehenge. What I loved about going here is that there were sheep everywhere and you could climb on the rocks. There were fields and hills all around that made this spot very unique. I would recommend going here over Stonehenge any day.

I definitely think that going to the Lake District is worth it if you are able to go. Many of the towns are small and the people are very friendly. It’s a breath of fresh air in comparison to the sour demeanor of many of the city-dwellers in London.

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