Whilst the Lake District is a great location for cycling, hiking, and extreme sports, those activities aren't for everyone. If sports don't tickle your fancy, why not try visiting some of the area's great historic churches during your stay at the Hawksmoor Lakeland Guest House? Here's two of our favourites:
Troutbeck Jesus Church
Built in 1506, Troutbeck Jesus Church is one of the grandest in the Lake District. It was demolished and rebuilt in the 18th century, and so the church you see today has more modern features, including a stained glass window designed by pre-Raphaelite painter Sir Edward Burne-Jones and made by the company of William Morris. Morris, novelist, poet, artist, and founder of the Arts and Craft Movement, also designed part of the window. Legend has it that Morris and Ford Madox Brown came on holiday to Troutbeck while Burne-Jones was designing the window, and stayed to help him. Troutbeck also has a memorial cross made from Lakeland stone, and many yew trees in its graveyard.
St Kentigern’s Church
St Kentigern’s Church is unique in all of England, with it being the only church to hold a full set of 16th century consecration crosses, which mark the areas where holy water was sprinkled by the Bishop before it was enlarged in the 1500s. The church was originally built in the 12th century, and is named after a saint who visited the Lakes in 533 AD. It also has a monument that is dedicated to Canon Rawnsley, the founder of the National Trust.
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