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Father's Day in Pooley Bridge

Treat your dad to a special Father’s Day this year.

As Father’s Day draws near, now is the time to start thinking about the perfect gift that’ll show the father in your life how important and loved they are. But, as we all know, many Dads can be difficult to please, so it’s hard to find something special to keep them happy for their big day. At the Crown Inn, we aim to make Father’s Day one to remember, so here are a few activities you can take part in to make the day unique and memorable.

Enjoy a Sunday Lunch at the Crown Inn

What could put a smile on your father’s face better than a delicious Sunday Lunch? Full of tradition and made with some of the finest locally sourced ingredients in the Lake District area, our Sunday Lunch is the perfect Father’s Day gift. Made in our comfortable restaurant by an expert team of chefs, you’ll find yourself stuffed for choice, from slow-roasted rumps of beef to pan-fried chicken breast, and scrumptious Yorkshire Puddings. You’ll also enjoy a pint of our incredible Thwaites Ale, or if you want to make the occasion even more special, add a little sparkle with a glass of champagne.

Walk the water at Aira Force Waterfall

Located adjacent to Ullswater, the Aira Force Waterfall is the second largest lake in the Lake District. One of the most popular attractions in the region, the waterfall is one of the most stunning natural sights in the area, reflecting the incredible environments the Lakes are known for. The trails leading to the waterfall are easily accessible and are a great opportunity for the whole family to enjoy a scenic Father’s Day walk.

Out on the lake with the Ullswater Steamers

With over 150 years of operating cruises across Ullswater, the steamers are one of the Lake District’s most famous attractions. Working one of the largest heritage vessel fleets in the world, the Ullswater Steamers take you across the lake to discover the gorgeous sights and atmosphere found in the area, with stops including Pooley Bridge, Howtown and Glenridding.

King of the castle

The Lake District is home to some of the UK’s most fascinating historical sites, so if your dad is a history nut, this Father’s Day will be a perfect opportunity to immerse in the area’s castles. One of the most famous is Brougham Castle, founded in the early 13th Century. Regularly visited by Edward the 1st, the site was a formidable barrier against Scots invaders. There’s also Lowther Castle, an incredible 19th Century estate, with an outstanding Garden and wonderful exhibitions highlighting the castle’s history.