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Afternoon Tea
Posted: 1 day 13 hours ago
Afternoon tea has been increasingly popular over the last few years and with good reason. Who would say no to a selection of savoury and sweet snacks available to them, accompanied with a cup of the finest tea, coffee or, if you’re partial to an alcoholic beverage, a cool glass of champagne? The Lake District offers one of the UK’s most picturesque settings to enjoy afternoon tea with your loved ones, with views across Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells. In this article, we take a look at some of the very best places to enjoy afternoon tea in the Lake... continue reading
self catering cooking
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago
With the ‘January blues’ well and truly set in, you can be forgiven for taking a look at potential getaway destinations, but with so many options, it can be hard to know where to start. You may be considering a sunny getaway to an all-inclusive resort, or you may well be looking for a short getaway to a scenic part of the UK. While we can’t guarantee you’ll get sun here in the Lake District, we can certainly offer you some of the most iconic views that the UK has to offer and a perfect self-catering base to see them from. In the article, we’... continue reading
family holding hands
Posted: 3 weeks 6 days ago
After the New Year, many people start thinking about booking their next break and, with February half term just around the corner, now is the perfect time to arrange a family getaway. The Lake District is no longer regarded as just a summer destination; on the contrary, with cosy pubs and plenty of places to visit, winter is a fantastic time of year to come to the Lakes. So, why not take a well-deserved break when the kids are off school? Bring the whole family to Windermere and enjoy the best the Lakes have to offer. Why Should You Visit Windermere in February? Is... continue reading
January blues
Posted: 4 weeks 1 day ago
January. Christmas is over, the decorations have been packed away and you’re back behind your desk at work with nothing to look forward to. It may not be surprising that a lot of people claim to have the ‘January Blues’ during what is considered by some as the gloomiest month of the year. Whilst it’s natural for your mood to take a dip after the excitement of the festive season, it doesn’t have to be permanent; there are plenty of ways in which you can pick yourself back up again. Here are some of our tried and tested methods for ensuring... continue reading
merry christmas from windermere marina village
Posted: 1 month 1 week 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: 1 month 3 weeks 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: 1 month 4 weeks 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: 2 months 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