The Small Town of Ambleside in Lake District, England

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The beautiful scenery of Ambleside in Lake District, England.  It is truly picturesque, rolling hills, calm waters, and friendly people.  Both Andrew and I love small towns/villages in the countryside of England.  It reminds me of fairy tales I read as a child.

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We stayed at the Lake House in the town of Ambleside.  This bed and breakfast was wonderful, excellent customer service, and filling breakfast for a reasonable price.  Our room was the 2nd floor window on the right side of this picture.  It was a large room with a modern bathroom, and a beautiful view of Lake Windermere.

We enjoyed the wildlife in the area, we saw a variety of birds flying around.

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We took a boat on Lake Windermere down to Bowness-on-Windermere.  The Captain of the boat was very knowledgeable, and shared stories as we passed areas and houses on the trip.  We only went for a few hours, we ate lunch in Bowness-on-Windermere, and stopped in the Peter Rabbit Bookstore.  The Cumbria area has a significant history, it was the home of Beatrix Potter, Author of Peter Rabbit.  I’m sure many of you can remember reading these stories as young children.

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The town of Ambleside was a short walk from our Bed & Breakfast, about a 10 minute walk to town.  There were a number of pubs/restaurants to enjoy a bite to eat.

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I think my favourite part of being in Ambleside was the sunsets.  The colour of the sky, the shadows of the rolling hills in the distance.  I enjoy the simple things in life, and taking in natural scenery is a truly calming experience.  I mean, really, I think you can appreciate the beauty too.

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