The Mount Guest House Keswick | A quick trip up to Bonnie Scotland
Based in Portinscale, Keswick The Mount is the perfect place from which to enjoy the outstanding natural scenery of the North Lakes all year round.
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A quick trip up to Bonnie Scotland

It was one of the days when we needed a drive after working flat-out on preparing the guest house for our first visitors. We have always loved Scotland – Caroline formerly lived in Stirling and both of us have had many holidays there – although we had little experience of Dumfries and Gallaway.

There are many day-light hours during a summer’s day in the Borders, so an hour and three-quarter drive to Scotland seemed worth it. We didn’t realise how special it was until we stumbled across RockcliffeRockcliffe beach – we know we have found a new favourite place to go.

Rockcliffe is perfect for messing about on the beach –  it reminded us of some places in Devon & Corwall.


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It is a magical place – with some idyllic homes right on the coast.



We had a great walk out to Rough Island… DSC_0779 WS_


…although we saved exploring the island for another occasion to avoid upsetting the nesting Oyster Catchers.