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Welcome to the Golakes Blog. Are you stuck for inspiration on where to visit in the Lake District? Never been here before? Want to find something or discover an old favourite in national park? Then this is the place for you.

We regularly upload new top ten lists, places you can stay, walks to do in the Lake District, hidden gems you to discover and the must try activities whilst you're here. Flick through the pages of our blog below and discover something for yourself. #theplacetobe

Valentines Day 9 of the best lovenests for valentines day

Frequently voted as the UK’s most romantic destination, The Lake District, Cumbria is renowned for its wild and emotive scenery, providing the perfect place to spend Valentine's Day or a romantic break away any time of year. Choose from luxurious hotels with state of the art spas to centrally located city chic apartments or remote retreats tucked away to relax, unwind, and enjoy some extra special time together.

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Grasmere Glamping THIS IS MORE THAN JUST “GLAMPING” …

Across Cumbria there are more than 100 sites offering alternative accommodation, but you don’t find many like this. On a 17th century farm, on a sunny elevated position surrounded by world-class scenery is Grasmere Glamping’s
Micro Lodge Pod. More than just a solid-wood tent you’ve come to expect from camping pods, this is outdoor luxury on another level.

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HF Holidays 10 AMAZING ADVENTURES IN THE LAKE DISTRICT

With its mountain views and glittering lakes, a trip to the Lake District has been inspiring the imagination of visitors for centuries. With an abundance of outdoor activities waiting for every adventurer to discover, this UNESCO world heritage National Park, is perfect both in summer and winter seasons. Whether you like walking, wildlife, or clinking glasses in a cosy pub there is something for everyone here.

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Keep to your News Years Resolution in Cumbria KEEP TO YOUR 2018 NEW YEAR RESOLUTION

Sticking to your new years resolution can be tough. Especially in January when we all go back to work and all you want to do is burrow into a blanket with some chocolate and a large Baileys. Well we are here to help you this year by proposing you get stuck into a new activity in Cumbria.

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Places to Stay Xmas & New year 7 PLACES TO STAY BETWEEN CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR
If you're looking for something to do during that quiet time between Christmas & New Year, visit the Lake District, Cumbria. We've got some great deals on accommodation including 4 for 3, 3 for 2 an 15% off long breaks.

The perfect chance to relax and enjoy the end of 2017!

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Low Wood Jetty 8 COSY PLACES TO CURL UP THIS CHRISTMAS

If you've not already been convinced to pay us a visit this winter, here are 8 of the best cottages, hotels & lovely B&Bs to help you book your stay in The Lake District, Cumbria. Christmas & winter are magical times to visit us, so what are you waiting for, read on! #theplacetobe

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Tranquil Otter Winter glory with the tranquil otter

A winter break in Cumbria is a wonderful experience. The summer crowds are gone, you can get really close to nature and feel ‘at one' the natural surroundings. Imagine coastal strolls where you have the beach to yourself or fell walks where you never pass a living soul.

At this point you're probably asking, ‘what about the weather?' Of course, it's colder, and yes, there is rain. But with a bit of advance preparation and the right clothing, you can truly marvel at the crisp clarity of the landscape that you only get at this time of year.

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Hadrian's Wall Spotlight on...Hadrian's Wall

Discover Cumbria’s Ancient Frontier. 1,895 years ago, the Romans built one of their most iconic structures. 30 years ago it was globally recognised for its cultural significance. Today is the perfect time to rediscover the Northern frontier of a once mighty empire.

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48 Reasons to Fall in love with Cumbria 48 REASONS to MAKE YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH CUMBria

Cumbria is a truly special place and to celebrate the launch of our Love Cumbria Card we've pulled together 48 images that will show you why!

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10 Reasons to Visit in Winter TEN REASONS TO VISIT CUMBRIA This winter

Winter in Cumbria is truly beautiful. With the return of our winter visitors rewards card, Love Cumbria, giving you access to loads of special offers and discounts in the county, there is no better time to visit!

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Cumbria Tourism 6 of the best christmas markets

Find everything you need to fill your stockings and your stomach at seven of the best Christmas markets across The Lake District, Cumbria. Click on each event name for full details!

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