Mini Stonehenge, Lake District and Edinburgh Surprise!

Here's the second part of my 2021 staycation: a day in the Lake District followed by a surprise 24 hour trip to Edinburgh.

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We spent the day at the Lake District. First we headed to Castlerigg Stone Circle on the way to Keswick. It was absolutely beautiful; the views, the stones and the animals. It was a perfect mini Stonehenge.

We then drove through Keswick, before walking up to Lodore Falls. The waterfall was a little bit of a let down but somewhat understandable as it’s been so dry recently. The spa in front looked incredible and there was a wedding taking in place at the front with music playing very peacefully.

Once back at the car, we had a picnic next the lake again, this time at Derwentwater, and again got attacked by ducks! Afterwards, we headed up to Surprise View which was honestly stunning. It’s a scary place to get to but 100% worth it to see a cliff top view of two of the lakes in the Lake District (Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite lakes).

On the way back to the glamping lodge, we called at Cockermouth. It was such a sweet little village. We didn’t stay for long but it has some lovely little unique shops, and we grabbed some cake for afternoon tea. The portions were huge!

Luke surprised me with an extra overnight stay in Edinburgh on the way home. It’s such a strange mixture of architecture, surrounded by cliffs! We didn't stay for long but is defintely a nice little overnight stay. I thought I'd write up a little travel guide for a day trip and share soon, but one of the main things we did was do the World of Illusions which was amazing. 

Breakfast in the morning was lovely. I slept so well. In fact, when we got back to the hotel, we watched the US Open Finals match and saw Emma Radacanu win amazingly. It was a great end to the night and having breakfast cooked for us in the morning made all the difference. 
On the way back from Edinburgh, would had a couple of stops on the way. First of all we headed to Portobello Beach which was actually so peaceful and so close to the city. The sand was gorgeous, but it was a little windy and chilly. 
Then we called at St Abbs, a small fishing village on the south-eastern coast of Scotland. I was a little annoyed at first because it was miserable weather, but it actually really pretty; it’s very rocky with a severe coast line.