Travel tips for your August staycation

As Summer is well underway, we have lots of ideas to ensure your trip to the Lake District is filled with lots of adventure and fun! Whether you are the more relaxed or adventurous type, I have put together a selection of ideas to ensure you make the most of your staycation.

There’s no time better than Summer to visit the Lake District and experience the beauty it holds. From delicious food and scenic mountain tours, to carefully planned walks and Lake Cruises…be ready to create some magical memories!

For the foodies…

Afternoon tea - Here at the Castle Green Hotel we have our indulgent Afternoon Tea available in our Greenhouse Restaurant, including a selection of delicious homemade sweet and savoury treats. Our Pastry Chef, John Murray, just loves sharing stories about his indulgent goodies and how they are made, so be sure to say ‘hello’ through our theatre window on your next visit.

Indulge in our Afternoon Tea while enjoying views of our pristine gardens, together with a selection of teas and coffee to complete your afternoon tea experience.

Alexander’s - Fancy a traditional “pub “meal? Join us in Alexanders Friday to Sunday to experience our traditional pub fayre and real ales. Located within the Hotel grounds, this is the perfect way to go “out out” without leaving the Hotel perimeter. We have the largest Pub garden in Kendal, so on a warm Summer’s day, there’s really no place better Alexanders for a refreshing drink and tasty meal in the sunshine!

Greenhouse restaurant - Our Restaurant offers lunch and dinner daily, with a beautiful view over our hotel grounds. Our Kitchen team, led by Executive Chef, Ashley Wood, are keen to showcase their talent with our a la carte style menu options, but also offer bar meals for those wanting something a bit more informal after a busy day in the Lakes. Whether you’re planning to join us as a family or as a couple, we can cater for all to ensure everyone is impressed.

For the adventurous…

Mountain goat - If you want to explore the Lake District but don’t fancy being designated driver for the day, I would highly recommend Mountain Goat Tours who offer a variety of local tours. Discover the real Lake District with a tour to suit you, complete with an experienced tour guide leading the way. Experience the steepest and narrowest roads in Britain while travelling higher and higher into the hills! Read all about my personal experience here: https://www.castlegreen.co.uk/blog/news/2022/7/experience-the-lake-district-with-mountain-goat.aspx

Brockhole – If you’re more of an adrenaline junkie, Brockhole is packed with zip lines, mini golf, trampolines, a huge adventure playground and water activities on the lake. This one is perfect for the whole family! Conveniently located in in the heart of the Lake District, Brockhole is amidst the national park and is ideal for those wanting a fun and exciting experience for the day.

For the relaxed…

Leisure & spa - Enjoy Pulse Health & Fitness Club, complete with swimming pool, steam room and gym. Stroll on down and begin the day with a morning swim, before heading into our Green Rooms Spa for an indulgent spa treatment from our award-winning spa team who will instantly make you feel welcome and relaxed. From facials and manicures, to hot stone massages and couples treatments…what will you choose?

Terrace- Why not head out onto our terrace or into our gardens this Summer to enjoy the sun while sipping away at your cocktail? Our terrace is open on selected days and offers the most incredible views towards Kendal and the Kentmere fells. Relax and watch the world go by.

Cocktail o’clock – It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! Come to our Hotel lounge where one of our talented bar staff will whizz up your chosen cocktail for you. Enjoy in our bar area or take outside - don’t forget your sunnies!

For couples…

Walk around the Lake District - Walk around the stunning Lake District to experience and explore what the area has to offer. There are many walks and routes to choose from. The National Trust and Lake District sites offer many routes and recommendations to choose a walk suited to your ability.

Check out of Lake District map in the Hotel lobby with some of our favourites – simply scan the QR code and off you go! What a perfect way to take in the scenery in the sunshine at your own pace.

Lake Cruise Escape - The Lake District is filled with romantic trips to stunning locations. To experience the Lake District to the fullest, choose our Lake Cruise Escape to ensure your getaway is memorable this Summer. This package is for a minimum of 2 nights and includes:

• Windermere island lake cruise
• Dinner in our Greenhouse Restaurant
• Full Breakfast each morning
• Prosecco on arrival
• Accommodation in one of our contemporary Double or Twin bedrooms
• Use of Pulse Health & Fitness including swimming pool, steam room and gym
• Complimentary hotel car parking


Instead of experiencing airport delays and cancelled flights this Summer, book a break in the Lake District and enjoy all it has to offer.