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November to March in Cumbria sees the county undergo a dramatic change in scenery. The sweeping valleys turn to shades of orange, yellow & gold as autumn begins to take hold of the countryside, making for some truly spectacular views.

The Christmas and New Year period in the Lake District is an unmissable time of year. The towns, fells & fields all turn white as the winter season comes to Cumbria. You can experience a truly magical white Christmas in your cosy cottage, tucked up with some mulled wine and enjoying the magical views from your window.

And who says it's impossible to have a good New Year's Eve? Make this New Year one to remember as you bring in 2017 with the dramatic Cumbrian countryside as the back drop to your celebrations on the 31st December.

January is a traditionally quieter time of year giving you plenty of time & space to get out and explore all Cumbria has to offer without the crowds of summer, all whilst taking in the breath-taking winter scenery. 

As we roll into February, Cumbria makes for the perfect romantic getaway for a special valentines weekend with your nearest & dearest. A walk up the fells, a cruise on the lake followed by a romantic meal on the shore will provide memories that last a life time, making you want to visit Cumbria time and time again.

Where to stay

Cosy Christmas cottage's, quaint B&B's, luxury hotels & spas and lakeside campsites. Cumbria has winter accommodation to suite all budgets & needs. Book your stay in Cumbria.

Love CUmbria Card

Love Cumbria
Love Cumbria is a brand new card scheme available for visitors during their stay in Cumbria. A card entitles you to a fantastic range of discounts & offers right across the county and Lake District national park. 2 for 1 offers, 30% off food, free child entries are all but a taste of what is available with your card. For more information and to buy your card click the link below.


Winter Spotlight

Guy Fawkes Night Party at the Beech Hotel

5th November 2016


Enjoy a three course meal, fire performers and a grand firework display over the beautiful waters of Winderemere. There is no dress code so warm and comfy clothes are recommended! Children more than welcome.


Autumn and winter are host to a wide variety of festive events, shows and workshops. You won't be short of things to see and do during your stay this winter. 
Cumbrian Artist of the Year 2016

Cumbrian Artist of the Year 2016


Fri 9 Sep - Sun 13 Nov 2016

Cumbrian Artist of the Year returns to the Gallery at Rheged.

Paul Jenkins, Phenomena Elliptical Journey, 1998 ©

Paul Jenkins (1923 - 2012)


Thu 27 Oct 2016 - Sun 1 Jan 2017

Employing an unorthodox approach to paint application, Paul Jenkins is as much identified with the process of controlled paint-pouring and canvas manipulation

Jimmy Carr

Jimmy Carr


Fri 4 Nov 2016

Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show.

Omid Djalili – Schmuck for a night.

Omid Djalili – Schmuck for a night.


Wed 9 Nov 2016

Award winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili known for his legendary stand-up performances is back on a nationwide tour!

Kendal Mountain Festival

Kendal Mountain Festival


Thu 17 - Sun 20 Nov 2016

It's a celebration of mountain film, literature, art, athletes and legends, that aims to inspire more people to explore, enjoy and represent mountains, wilderness and their cultures.

Black Grape

Black Grape


Sat 26 Nov 2016

Black Grape features former members of the Happy Mondays and Ruthless Rap Assassins. Their music fuses funk and electronic rock with electronic programming and samples.

Christmas Markets

Ja Windermere German Christmas Markets


Sat 10 - Sun 11 Dec 2016

Windermere is hosting a brand new German Christmas Market on 10th & 11th December, there will be a wide range of festive stalls selling fantastic seasonal gifts from knitwear to soaps.

Winter bits & planning tips

Take a look at our itineraries for what you can do out about in Cumbria this winter...

Golakes winter blog

Christmas Star

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