Even though we’ve been in the area for many years now, we never fail to be blown away by the true beauty of our location: Hawkshead is a picturesque British village, and we feel incredibly lucky not only to be here ourselves, but also to be able to welcome our guests into the area.
As a village steeped in history, we like to take the time to share a little bit of the past with those who are thinking of coming to take in the sights. Of course, this is just a taster of everything that makes Hawkshead so great – if you want to know the full story, it simply has to be seen with your own eyes.
Hawkshead is now famous for being, at least to many, ‘the prettiest village in the Lake District’, but way back in the medieval era it began to gain significance as a wool market and then a market town, attracting visitor from the local area.
At this time, the town was owned by the monks of Furness Abbey, and curious visitors can see the impression that they left on the landscape by exploring the ruins of Hawkshead Hall, hand built by the monks who resided there.
There are also several 15th Century buildings to see within the village centre, which is still kept free from cars to this day – allowing you to soak up the timeless atmosphere while you explore.