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merry christmas from windermere marina village
Posted: 1 week 3 days ago
It’s hard to imagine a more magical place to be than the Lake District at Christmas time. With snow often to be seen on the higher peaks at this time of year, you can dream of a white Christmas while you’re here. Book your luxury self-catering accommodation in the Lake District now and don’t miss a moment of the festive fun. There's so much to do in the run up to Christmas, from Christmas markets to craft workshops, and if you have little ones hoping for a chance to meet Santa, there are plenty of opportunities in the Lake District.   Winter... continue reading
quiet bench in the lake district
Posted: 3 weeks 5 days ago
Parts of the Lake District can be incredibly busy, and it’s no wonder. This quintessentially British holiday destination attracts over fifteen million visitors a year, so sometimes you may find that the most popular tourist spots and attractions can be over run with people, especially during certain times of the year. But, fortunately, the Lakes is home to a surprising amount of wonderful relatively unknown destinations and things to do that you can enjoy and savour without great swarms of crowds around you. Here are just a few of the hidden gems in the Lake... continue reading
walking in the lake district
Posted: 3 weeks 6 days ago
Whilst the prospect of a winter walk in the Lake District may not sound overly appealing, but it definitely has plenty of upsides.  One of the main reasons you should opt for a walk in the Lakes this winter is the stunning scenery the colder climate brings. Clear, crisp days are aplenty in the Lake District when the winter months hit, and this makes for some genuinely breathtaking views around the area. You will also benefit from most of the more popular walks being far less busy than they are in the summer months, allowing you to really take in your surroundings... continue reading
Lake District View From Hill Top
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago
Fionn Davenport, one of Ireland’s most renowned travel writers and broadcasters, has joined forces with Cumbria Tourism in a bid to attract more international visitors to World Heritage sites across the North of England. Cumbria Tourism is leading the Northern World Heritage Collection, which is supported by the Government’s £40 million Discover England funding. Fionn will head up a £250,000 project, which will place focus on the World Heritage sites across the North of England, including the Lake District. His role will include working with each... continue reading
Woman drinking hot drink on rainy day
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago
A rainy day in the Lake District doesn’t have to mean that your holiday can’t still be packed full of exciting activities. Windermere and the surrounding areas have plenty of fun events, activities and venues which are sure to take your rainy day blues right away. Here are just a few activities that are perfect for the whole family to take part in on a damp day in the Lake District. The World of Beatrix Potter Probably one of the most famous attractions in the Lake District, The World of Beatrix Potter is sure to brighten up even the rainiest day for the... continue reading
pumpkins halloween
Posted: 2 months 5 days ago
The Lake District is one of the best places to spend Halloween. It has plenty of spooky events for both adults, children and families to enjoy. Even if you aren’t looking for events, the Lake District is positively charged with gothic energies, particularly in the Autumn season with crimson trees, misty mountains and twisting windblown trees. Wherever you are in the Lake District this Halloween, you’ll be feeling those spooky vibes. Witches and Wizards Week - Mon 22nd Oct 2018 – Fri 26th Oct 2018 We’re kicking it off strong with Witches and... continue reading
parents giving children a piggy back
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago
Half term is soon approaching, and what better way to impress your children than by surprising them with a fabulous family holiday in the lake district. There is plenty going on in the Lakes over the half term, and Windermere Marina is situated right at the heart of it all. With our pet-friendly accommodation you can bring the whole family too, so even the dog can enjoy a family getaway! We will be looking at things to do with your young ones and teenagers both outdoors and indoors, so you will have something to look forward to whatever the weather. Outdoors Windermere... continue reading
Friends celebrating with Wine
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago
Never mind that autumn is the perhaps the most beautiful time of year in one of the UK’s most picturesque places, or that there are some wonderful activities and festivals happening in The Lake District this season; The Lakes is always a great place to visit for a multitude of reasons – and the more the merrier! Whether you’re celebrating a family or class reunion, a birthday party or a wedding with all of your closest friends or taking part in an office retreat, The Lakes offers a host of activities and events that are perfect for celebrating these... continue reading