Hello and a Happy New Year!
My husband and I are planning a short trip to UK and Spain in June 2012.
I am thinking of flying into Manchester from Australia and catching a train to the Lake District. Which town would be best to train to and stay at? I have heard of Windermere, Ambleside and Keswick. I am interested in the tourist attractions, a lake cruise, sight seeing with a little relaxation and hopefully a bit of sunshine! We will have four full days in between arriving Friday 8th and leaving Wednesday 13th. How long does the train take from the airport? If we base ourselves at one of the places mentioned and hire a car would we be able to do day trips to the other towns? Do you have any other ideas for me please.
Many thanks Caroline.