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Some of the photos I took on my second day in Ambleside, England, United Kingdom. These are the places you will see when you book a day tour with Mountain Goat. I believe this tour is called the Ten Lakes Spectacular Tour. We’ve covered a lot of places so you’ll definitely get your money’s worth. :) We even had a 45-minute lake cruise, visited Keswick, Windmere and Castlerigg Stone Circle. The Stone Circle is like a smaller version of the famous Stonehenge. And did I mention how amaaaaazing the view is?
Gah. I wish you could all visit England one day because it’s a really wonderful country. <3x
Big Blog Exchange: Ambleside, England
I’ve been putting off editing these photos because they’re just TOO MANY, especially with Ambleside because we spent two days there.
Ambleside is in the heart of Lake Distric National Park, a national park that is a mountaneous region in the North West England. It was gloomy and cold on the first day and if I were given a choice, I’d stay inside the lovely hostel and sip hot cocoa. Lucy and I didn’t have much time exploring the areas surrounding Lake Windmere, so I suggested we visit the castle nearby. The hostel was located right beside the Ambleside Pier, which I thought was really convenient for exploring the area.
Manchester is the second largest urban area of the UK, and the world’s first industrialised city. This is clearly evident from their city’s architecture and huge Museum of Science and Industry (MoSI).
Unfortunately, Lucy and I didn’t have enough time to roam around the city (we were supposed to tour the Old Trafford, huhu) because we had a little car trouble. But given that UK’s night time starts at 9PM during the summer, we walked around the city even if most establishments are already close (We arrived in Manchester around 6PM). The look and feel of this city reminds me so much of Quiapo, but 100x cleaner and safer.
The manor is a beautiful but seemingly creepy 16th-century Elizabethan manor located in the center of Shropshire (West Midland). While the manor was converted into a hostel, majority of the structure and design is preserved by the National Trust. I’ll write more about the hostels I stayed in after my BigBlogX series.
My stay at Shropshire was more of a timeout from all the stress and excitement caused by the competition. I spent the whole day appreciating the vast greenery of the countryside while listening to UK band duo, Disclosure.