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Welcome to the Golakes Blog.

Are you stuck for inspiration on where to visit in the Lake District? Want to find something or discover an old favourite in national park? If so, the Golakes blog is #theplacetobe.

We regularly upload new top ten lists, places you can stay, walks to do in the Lake District, hidden gems for you to discover and the must-try activities whilst you're here. Read on and discover the best of what the county has to offer.



Purple Tuesday -
improving customer experience for visitors with disabilities.

12th November 2019 is known as Purple Tuesday. The day is designed as a call to action to improve the customer experience for visitors with disabilities.

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The picturesque village of Pooley Bridge straddles the River Eamont at the head of Ullswater in the gorgeous Eden Valley. If you are seeking peace and tranquillity whilst appreciating the beauty of nature, you need to come here...

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Whinlatter Forest is not just acres of vibrant woodland in the beautiful Lake District that overlooks the breathtaking Derwentwater, Bassenthwaite Lake and the historic market town of Keswick...

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The area is synonymous with names like Wordsworth, Ruskin and Wainwright. Beatrix Potter has enchanted ours and our parent’s childhoods and our children are still enjoying Peter’s escapades...

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How great would it be to head out on a gap year, leaving behind the dog eat dog world of work with the extra hours, the not being paid enough and the daily sardine train carriage commute...

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Pride Flag It’s festivals galore in Cumbria’s only city

If you are in the city this weekend and looking for something to do you will be completely spoilt for choice. Two major events will be in full swing. On Saturday your arrival into Carlisle will be greeted by an explosion...

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Have you seen the new Downton Abbey film yet? One of the stars of the film hails from Cumbria. We are not referring to a distinguished cast member, but something of much more importance. The stylish wine glasses the Dowager Countess sips her Beaujolais from...

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Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories is a brand new attraction that opened its doors in spring 2019 following a £20m development.

The museum displays an internationally important collection of boats in a stunning location overlooking Windermere. Visitors can learn about Windermere’s boats and the people that sailed in them.

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We all deserve a spot of luxury. What can be better than a 4 Star break in a gorgeous location? We’ve found two beautiful areas that offer relaxing stays in blissful comfort.

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Ullswater is one of the most stunning and unspoilt areas of the Lake District, Cumbria. For centuries romantics and dreamers such as Wordsworth and Turner have been awe-inspired by its sheer beauty.

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The Lake District is hitting the small screen again this week with the launch of a new ITV drama, starring former Brookside and Marcella star Anna Friel. With scenes shot around Coniston Water, as well as Staveley and Bowness, see how many you can spot.

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A list of the UK’s most incredible sights has been released by Lonely Planet and it’s no surprise it features an array of unmissable experiences and hidden gems throughout the Lake District, Cumbria.

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Cumbria is ideal for exploring on two wheels and you don’t need to have calf muscles like Bradley Wiggins to get on your bike. There are plenty of routes ideal for the beginner or a relaxing family day out.
 

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There is always loads to do in the Lake District, Cumbria whatever the weather. Here are some all-weather attractions to keep the whole family entertained.

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Take the train for cobbles, Quakers and a piano on the stairs! You know you are onto a winner when you arrive into a railway station that oozes elegance. Ulverston does just that with its grade II listed sandstone clock tower and a Victorian wrought iron glass canopy.

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Explore Spicy Secrets and Roman Rambles on the Heritage Coast. Cumbria is more than just lakes and mountains. We also have 100 miles of stunning shoreline to explore, making it perfect for family fun and all easily accessed by train on the Cumbrian Coast line.

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Bells and battle-scars: On the trail of North Cumbria’s Churches, with The Tranquil Otter. A journey which includes a fascinating glimpse into the area’s colourful adventures and misadventures – thanks to secrets unlocked by visiting nearby churches.

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Ride the Lakes Line for cats, rabbits, swallows and amazons. Forget the car, did you know you can get the train right into the beating heart of the lake District?

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