The Swanderful Blog

Welcome to the Swanderful blog

This is a place where you can read about lots of lovely ideas, recipe’s, places to go and more!

Here you’ll find a curated collection from The Swan Hotel of stories, wedding inspiration and more news and hidden gems from around the Lake District and Newby Bridge. Check back here soon for some more recommendations and tips from our team of experts.

Whether you’re looking for days out with the dog, or a family-friendly adventure near Grizedale forest or the surrounding areas then we have you covered. From our Lake district holiday cottages to our luxury lake district rooms. We’re sure we’ll find something to suit your taste.

You may be looking for a more refined time in the Lake District with activities to do as a couple near Windermere / Newby Bridge. If that’s the case you should definitely check out our blog on the best place to visit in the Lake District for adults!

Our favourite ice-cream spots in the Lake District

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Things to do on a rainy day

As one of the most dog friendly hotels in The Lake District, we know that the dog-friendly Lake District is a lovely place to…

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The best socially distanced places to visit in the Lake District

The Lake District is one of the most popular and beloved tourist destinations in the UK, with thousands of visitors from across the world…

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The new Covid guidelines – what you can now make of your wedding reception

The good news was announced on the 14th of August, which means you will now be able to hold a small wedding reception in…

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Best places to visit in the Lake District for adults!

With the kids back at school, it’s about time you took a little break for yourself! There is no place better than the Lake…

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Wedding trends 2021

There is no doubt that the Coronavirus crisis has shaken the wedding industry since lockdown and as 2020 is coming to an end, we…

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How to get cosy in the Lake District this Autumn

What do you love most about autumn? The satisfying crunch of golden leaves beneath your feet? The sound of a crackling log fire on…

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Here’s how to create an magical day for you and your guests

If you are one of many couples who have decided that postponing your wedding is not for you (you have waited long enough to…

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Haunted Lake District

Ghosts? Monsters? Mythical creatures? Stunning scenery? Uncovered history? Well, luckily for you, the Lake District has all of this and more! With its stunning and mysterious scenery, from dense…

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Swanderfully Spooky Weddings

Here at the Swan we love autumn and the colours that it brings to our beautiful grounds, and there is no theme like a…

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Exciting times ahead as we start work on our expansion!

The iconic Lake District hotel The Swan begins work on its transformation into a world-class spa destination, making the most of lockdown to commence…

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How to plan a beautiful Christmas wedding in the Lake District

2020 has sadly disrupted one of the things we love the most here at The Swan – Christmas Weddings! Usually, this is one of…

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