There are lots of celebrations being held throughout the Lake District to celebrate the Royal Wedding, so if you are staying at one of our Lake District Cottages, you don’t need to worry that you’ll risk missing the action on the big day.
For visitors to our Keswick Cottages, there will be a big screen in Keswick Market Square, showing the entire wedding. The whole town, including lots of visitors to the area will be there to watch and enjoy themselves. You will be able to sample some local produce and the town square will be decorated for the occasion. It should be a lovely day – we’re all praying for sunshine!
Muncaster Castle in Eskdale is putting on a Royal Wedding flower festival across the whole of the Royal Wedding Weekend – The bluebell woods at the castle are likely to be at their best, so it really is the perfect time for a visit.
If you are coming from Eskdale, then you can take the Ravenglass and Eskdale miniature steam railway (aka The la’al Ratty) out to the coast and enjoy their take on the Royal Wedding Cake into the bargain.
For visitors staying at our Ullswater Cottages, The Ullswater steamers are marking the Royal Wedding with an evening cruise. Put on your glad rags and enjoy the sunset (hopefully!) with a glass of champagne and then a couple of hours of dancing.
Lord and Lady Cavendish won’t be there to meet you, as they will be at the Wedding itself (Lady Cav is an old school chum of Camilla of course) but at Holker Hall in the Southern Lake District there is a day of celebrations. Holker Hall is a great day out and with entertainment for all of the family and the wedding itself shown on a big screen, it should be brilliant.
Lots of hotels in the Lake District are putting on Champagne Teas and The Skiddaw Hotel in Keswick and the Borrowdale Hotel and the Lodore Falls Hotel in Borrowdale will have wedding cake too.
The Royal Oak in Braithwaite will be showing the wedding on large screens from 11am. There will be a Royal Wedding themed Champagne tea in the afternoon and then a buffet, live Jazz and Fireworks in the evening.
The Wheatsheaf in Lorton is within easy reach of our cottages in the Loweswater area and also just 15 minutes drive from Keswick and Cockermouth. There are drinks in the morning and then the wedding will shown during the afternoon. (For those that aren’t so keen on the wedding itself, there will be football on the pub field between 3 and 4pm!) There will be kids sports and activities during the rest of the afternoon and a Tatie Pot will be served at 6pm.
Fingers crossed for sunshine and a great day of celebration. If the wedding isn't your thing, then you've no cause for complaint as the fells will probably be deserted (although I do know of several people who are going to be having a celebratory picnic on the top of Scafell and you can probably watch the whole wedding from the summit on your iphone!).