christmas and new year in cumbria

  • Take a cruise or train ride with Santa or visit him at his grotto
  • Enjoy some festive shopping
  • Take a Victorian Christmas Tour at Muncaster Castle
  • Spend Christmas in the Lake District - Book online
Hazel Bank Country House

AA 5 Gold Star Guest HouseGuest House with 7 rooms, £55-£75 pppnb, Keswick

Award-winning Hazel Bank, an early Victorian country house, stands secluded and peacefully amidst beautiful 4-acre gardens with breathtaking views of Great Gable and other central Lakeland fells. Recently refurbished to exacting standards.

 
 
 
George and Dragon

VisitEngland 4 Star InnInn with 11 rooms, £95-£155 prpnb, Penrith

The George and Dragonis a beautifully restored 18thC coaching inn situated in a quiet village near Penrith. The restaurant and pub serves fresh, seasonal produce from the owners family estate as well as a range of excellent wines and ales.

 
 
 
Howscales

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-cateringSelf-catering with 4 units, £285-£725 pupw sleeps 2-6, Penrith

Four superbly well-equipped, comfortable cottages, surrounding central courtyard, in tranquil countryside. Resident proprietor. Ideal base to explore Eden Valley, Lakes and Pennines. Short breaks available.

 
 

places to visit

Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside

Newby Bridge

Steamers and launches sail daily between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside. Additional summer routes. Timetabled services.

 
 
 
Wray Castle

Ambleside

A Victorian mock-gothic Castle, on the western shore of Lake Windermere. Empty of original furniture, guided tours, children's activities, café, grounds extending to the lake.

 
 
 
Townend

Windermere

A real Lakeland hidden treasure set in the beautiful village of Troutbeck, this 17thC solid stone and slate house sits imposingly on the hillside, its huge chimneys typical of the area.

 
 
 
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