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Christmas & New year in the Lake District

Christmas and New Year in the Lake District, Cumbria is a magical time. With snow-peaked mountains and the peaceful serenity of the lakes, the landscape takes on a spectacular winter beauty.

Get into the festive spirit and book your holiday break to experience the magical winter landscape, great food, and many Christmas and New Year celebrations that the area has to offer.

The Lake District is well known for the quality of the food available, with so many top restaurants, many of which source ingredients locally produced here in Cumbria. What better way to make your Christmas and New Year break special than to book into one of the excellent restaurants in the area. Wine, dine and see in the New Year in style.

 
 

Short breaks over the Christmas period

Quiet Site Caravan Park

The Quiet Site Holiday Park

Idyllic setting overlooking Ullswater. Number one holiday park on Tripadvisor in the Lake District 2017. Green Tourism Gold Award 2017. Top 100 Park 2017. Free showers, bathrooms and probably the best campsite bar in Britain.

The Lingholm Estate

The Lingholm Estate

The Lingholm Estate is situated on the Western Shore of Derwentwater in a dramatic location surrounded by incredible views of some of the best loved Lakeland fells.

Wyndcliffe

Wyndcliffe

Wyndcliffe is a large family house with magnificent views over Morecambe Bay with the hill behind. It is situated within walking distance of town. It benefits from a sun lounge, game's room, en suite bed, ground-floor WC and gardens.

Threshing Barn

Threshing Barn at Beech House Holidays

Our beautiful 18th Century Threshing Barn has a secluded setting in 20 acres of private countryside and provides sumptuous, stylish accommodation for up to eight people to enjoy on an exclusive-use self catering basis.

Leeming House

Macdonald Leeming House

A fine Regency house surrounded by 22 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland in a stunning location on the shores of Ullswater.

Beautiful view South from the rear of the property

The Hayloft

Located in a peaceful rural hamlet in the Lake District National Park. Easy access to fells, lakes and Solway coast. A 17thC converted stone barn with lofted ceilings and exposed stone walls.The Hayloft is exceptionally clean and warm.

Bank House Bed and Breakfast Room 4

Bank House Bed and Breakfast

A beautiful period house with a large terraced garden giving fabulous views to the Lakeland fells. A special place to stay with a warm and friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy a superb breakfast.

7 Lingmoor View, lounge

2 & 7 Lingmoor View

These two traditional Lakeland cottages are beautifully situated in Great Langdale valley in the heart of the Lake District where there are numerous walks to suit all abilities and ambitions.

Whitbarrow Hotel

Whitbarrow Hotel

Whitbarrow Hotel sits near to Blencathra Fell and offers both luxury and serenity to all who visit - as well as easy access to the delights of the Lake District.

Wallace Lane Farm Glamping Caravans

Wallace Lane Farm Glamping Cabins

Wallace Lane Farm has three Shepherd's Cabins, offering Luxury camping accommodation, in the Caldbeck countryside. Each cabin is made of wooden logs and is approx 21 sq meters (4m x 5.25m).

Whitrigg House

Whitrigg House

Cumbria Tourism B&B of the year 2016, Cumbria Tourism ‘Superior’ Award, Visit England 4 Star Gold & Breakfast award. A grade 2 listed property, beautifully decorated & furnished sits on the northern edge of the Lake District National Park.

Crookhurst Farm

Crookhurst Farm & Cottages

Crookhurst is a working farm set in open country side, half a mile from the picturesque village on the Solway coast. The farmhouse provides spacious group accommodation sleeping up to 12 people in a cosy, homely environment.

Holme Lea Guest House

Holme Lea Guest House

Newly refurbished, Victorian stone built property. Situated off the main through road, yet still centrally located close to all shops, restaurants and local attractions. Pleasant, airy rooms.

Lyndale Guest House

Lyndale Guest House

Lyndale Guesthouse is nestled midway between lake Windermere and Ambleside village with superb views of Loughrigg fell and the Langdales beyond. Lake Windermere is 5 minutes stroll away.

Heated showers and toilets

Wallace Lane Farm Campsite

Wallace Lane Farm Campsite is a peaceful and quiet little gem set high in the Cumbrian fells, with fantastic views over the Solway plain, sea and Scottish Mountains. Situated a short distance from the Village of Caldbeck.

Bowfell Cottage

Bowfell Cottage

Bowfell Cottage is admirably situated fronting a private drive just off A5074, Lyth Valley Road, above eastern shore of the lake about 1 mile south of Bowness Bay and set in 0.5 acre of wooded ground and gardens. Excellent parking.

Howe Farm Bed & Breakfast

Howe Farm Bed & Breakfast

Howe Farm is a traditional working farm offering quality accommodation and spectacular views over Esthwaite water. A warm welcome is assured.

Amboseli Lodge outside area

Amboseli Lodge

Friendly, personal service and quality en suite accommodation with superb views. Excellent varied breakfasts. Ideal location for walking or touring. Close to town and lake. We regret we are unable to accommodate either children or pets.

The Shepherds Hut in the meadow

Shepherds Hut

The Shepherds Hut, a perfect Glamping choice. So cosy and relaxing. A Breakfast basket of local bacon/sausage/egg rolls & tea delivered in the morning. Proper oak bed with mattress only, candles, wood stove and view that's forever.

MacDonald Old England Hotel & Spa

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

The Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa stands right on the shore of Windermere and boasts unrivalled views of England's largest lake.

Festive Events

Check out the many festive events that are being held across the Lake District and Cumbria this Christmas and New Year.

From Christmas markets and Dickensian festivals to the switch on of Christmas lights and family shows there is something for everyone as you relax and enjoy the Cumbrian Christmas cheer.

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Christmas shopping

Visit the best local shopping outlets and suppliers during your stay, and find the perfect gift for your loved ones... or that little treat for yourself!

Cumbria and the Lake District has a wealth of choice for that special gift this Christmas. Find a great selection of artisan gifts made by master craftsmen and deliciously tasty food and drink gifts.

With such choice, you are sure to find something with flair and distinction for your friends and loved ones this Christmas.

 

Festive food

The Lake District has so much to offer the food lover this Christmas, with a wealth of quality restaurants, pubs and cafes across the county, many using locally sourced produce. From Michelin starred fine dining to a hearty homemade pub meal with a pint of high-quality local ale, the choice and variety is exceptional.

Sample the best of Cumbrian produce by visiting one of the farmer's markets or food festivals taking place this season and remember to visit some of the many purveyors of high quality artisan food and drink across the county - including local gingerbread, artisan bread, exciting local beers and homemade chocolates, not to mention the famous sticky toffee pudding!

Browse some of the food and drink delights on offer in the Lake District this Christmas using the categories below.

Have a magical Christmas in the Lake District

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