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The winter months in Cumbria see the county undergo a dramatic change in scenery. The sweeping valleys turn from shades of orange, yellow & gold as winter turns into spring, taking hold of the countryside and making for some truly spectacular views.

Winter in the Lake District is an unmissable time of year. The towns, fells & fields look amazing on a bright, crisp cold sunny day in Cumbria. Then as night falls, experience a cosy cottage or lakeside hotel with log fire and enjoying the magical views from your window.

January is a quiet and peaceful time of year, giving you plenty of space to get out and explore all that Cumbria has to offer whilst enjoying the breathtaking 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.

Springtime in Cumbria sees the county turn all shades of green, red & yellow as the valleys & hills come to life. Daffodils flowering on the shores of Windermere and flower gardens exploding with colour across our country estates. Spring is truly a beautiful time of year to visit.

The winter months in Cumbria see 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, all before the magical snow coats the county. Cumbria is the perfect place for your winter break...

Where to stay

Cosy cottages, quaint B&B's, luxury hotels & spas and lakeside lodges. Cumbria has winter accommodation to suit all budgets & needs. Book your winter break in Cumbria now.

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Winter is one of the most magical times of year to visit the Lake District and Cumbria. Choose from a range of special offers on serviced and self-catering accommodation right across the county, or use the search criteria above to find your perfect property to enjoy & start planning your winter break.

Love CUmbria Card

Love Cumbria
Visit the Lake District, Cumbria this winter and take advantage of a Love Cumbria card.
New for this winter this is the ‘must have’ holiday accessory of the season.

Up until 31 March 2017, visitors to this all year round destination can buy a card and get access to over 40 exclusive offers either online before they arrive, or at a participating outlet around the county.
The Love Cumbria card includes ‘2 for 1s’ and up to 30% off entrance to popular attractions, cafes and restaurants.
For just £10, the card gives 2 people easy access to the offers for a 2 week period from the date of arrival in the Lake District, Cumbria.

So whether you fancy a tasty afternoon tea for two, enjoying the magic of lakeside theatre or exploring an historic arts and crafts house, there will be plenty of special treats in store.



There are loads of things to see and do in the Lake District, Cumbria this winter. Never mind that the days are shorter, many attractions and activities are open all year round. Many have excellent offers on during the winter months as part of the Love Cumbria winter offer, so check out the events and attractions happening below and book a bargain.
Please note - some attractions have reduced seasonal opening times, so please check with the individual attraction for specific dates.

See below for a selection of events that are taking place over the winter season in the Lake District and Cumbria.


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Winter Shopping

Cumbria is home to award winning local produce, traditional delicacies and fantastic souvenirs that make perfect gift. Be that a bottle of locally brewed spirit to sip in front of the fire or your favourite sweet treat to gift to your loved one, there is something for all ages and tastes in Cumbria.

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Winter bits & planning tips

Lacking inspiration on what to do during your holiday? Cumbria has range of things to do and unique events happening all year yound. Check out some of our blog posts or download one of our itineraries...
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