Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Lake District

New Year’s Eve is one of the most highly anticipated days of the year, so making the most of the day, and of course night, is vital. Making the most of the evening, surrounded by friends and family is what New Years’ is all about, so doing this in the incredible Lake District is something that you should definitely consider this year.

We take a look at why you should consider celebrating this year’s New Year in the stunning surroundings of the Lake District, from a chilled day to an action packed night of food, drink and good vibes.

New Year Eateries

When it comes to ensuring you find a fantastic place to eat this New Year, we can’t place enough emphasis on booking your reservations very early. You’ll find that the vast majority of restaurants and bars, will be booked up by Mid-December, so book early to avoid disappointment!

The team here at Windermere Marina Village recommend the following eateries in Bowness for a brilliant meal this New Year:

The Village Inn – This award-winning restaurant is just a stone’s throw away from Lake Windermere in the heart of Bowness and serves up some of the best cuisine in the area. We guarantee that all members of your party will leave feeling satisfied!

Baha – For a culinary delight, why not purchase a ticket for the NYE party at Baha? You’ll be treated to an 8 course tasting menu with live music playing throughout the night. Following your meal, there will be a DJ playing music as you party into the early hours of 2020. It’s worth knowing that this event is for over 18’s only.

Rastelli’s – If you are looking for an incredible Italian meal as you head into the New Year, Rastelli’s should be your eatery of choice. With a menu capable of catering for all tastes and preferences, Rastelli’s serves up a whole host of Italian dishes, alongside tempting steaks. After enjoying a fantastic meal, you can step out into Bowness and head off to one of the many pubs and bars before making your way to the Glebe for a spectacular firework display.

The Boathouse – If you are looking to stay on site at Windermere Marina Village, you could always opt to enjoy a meal at The Boathouse Bar and Restaurant. This year, there will be a scrumptious gala dinner and live music throughout the night, your party will be treated to a fantastic night filled with good food and plenty of fun. It’s worth noting that the gala dinner is a ticketed event, so you’ll need to book ahead. However the bar with DJ is open to all. Please note that food is not available after 5pm.

The Angel Inn – Serving up some fantastic home-made dishes, The Angel is proud to source the vast majority of its produce within the Lake District and its surrounding areas. Based in the heart of Bowness, The Angel Inn is perfectly placed for a New Year’s Eve night out, with plenty of bars and pubs in close proximity.

Most restaurants should allow you to keep your table all night, but it’s always best to ask before booking to avoid disappointment on the night.

The New Year Countdown

As the New Year approaches on the 31st December 2019, there is an awful lot going on in and around Bowness, so when you have finished your meal you won’t be short of places to go. Most of the pubs around the area will be free and un-ticketed, inevitably they will be very busy, but this makes for a genuinely fantastic atmosphere throughout the evening.

The vast majority of people will gather on the Glebe ahead of the midnight countdown, with a number of hotels near the shore having their own firework displays. It has become a bit of a tradition for hordes of people to gather by the jetty on the lake’s shore, as it has an absolutely fantastic vantage point. Be sure to head down early enough to get yourself the perfect spot though, as you can imagine the Glebe is bustling as the countdown approaches!

Following an awe inspiring firework show, you should head into one of the many pubs and bars which will be sure to give you the perfect place to celebrate the New Year into the early hours of the morning.

If you are hoping to get away to the Lakes this New Year, why not take a look at our luxury self catering accommodation in the Lake District? Our accommodation is perfect for the whole family, so whether you are looking to head into Bowness to join in the New Year parties or simply want to kick back in one of our incredible apartments on a family holiday in the Lake District, Windermere Marina Village has something for you.

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