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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 for 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
Photo by Graham Wynne. Read more about the Festival town of Ulverston Another fine town you’ve got to go to

With today’s UK-wide release of the new film ‘Stan & Ollie’, based on the legendary comedy duo Laurel & Hardy starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly, there’s never been a better time to pay a visit to Stan Laurel’s birthplace: The market town of Ulverston, on the edge of The Lake District – a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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2019 reasons to visit the Lake District, Cumbria this year

2,019 reasons to spend the New Year in The Lake District, Cumbria

The Lake District, Cumbria, truly is #theplacetobe for all four seasons. Whether you’re looking for a new year’s getaway for a relaxing start to the year or embracing the winter months with a hot chocolate after a day’s adventures, you’ll find everything you need right here.

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Find out why a winter escape is good for your mental health Take a Winter Holiday in the Lake District

We all know life can get pretty stressful. We all have our responsibilities- family we need to care for, or a job that takes up most of our time, sometime what we need is a touch of stress-busting. It’s important that each of us takes time to relax and recharge so we can keep being the best versions of ourselves.

Here are five reasons why a trip to the Lake District, Cumbria could be just what you need.

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Read a book in the Lakes 10 Reasons Why Booklovers Love the Lakes

Here at GoLakes & Cumbria Tourism we’re partial to curling up with a good book. For years literature lovers have been coming to the Lake District, Cumbria, to have a quiet, relaxing holiday, and to catch up on their ‘to be read’ list. In no particular order, here are ten reasons why the county of Cumbria is the place to be for a bookworm.

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Get cosy this winter Ten cosy Cumbrian Christmas & New Year getaway

Put the hectic side of Christmas and winter to one side for a few precious days and make time to sip a fine wine in an intimate hotel bar with a roaring open fire for company. From down-to-earth B&Bs to intimate hotels with a touch of luxury, make time for yourself here in The Lake District, Cumbria. Here’s just ten of our picks to get you started.

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Christmas at Tullie house Tullie House Christmas Family Fun Weekend

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December

11am – 4pm

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle 

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Human Bridge, watercolour, © Glenn Ibbitson Human Bridge, watercolour, © Glenn Ibbitson

Experience the new Percy Kelly exhibition at Tullie House, which depicts local landscapes with big, bold brushstrokes, charcoal drawings, watercolours and illustrated letters. Percy Kelly is one of the North’s greatest artists – and was born right here in Cumbria, in Workington. This intimate exhibition celebrates what would have been his 100th birthday and follows the huge success of Tullie House’s previous show Percy Kelly: Line of Beauty, which won the Carlisle Living Award for Best Arts or Cultural Initiative.

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Decembers is getting closer and closer- find out what’s happening this Christmas from right across the Lake District and the county of Cumbria.

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The people at Cumbria Tourism try an adventure Our afternoon of adventure with CBA events

Golakes & Cumbria tourism decided it was time they had an adventure- and the people at CBA events stepped in to help! Click to read and fine out about our amazing work day out.

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Old Man of Coniston A day out in Coniston

If you’ve not been to Coniston yet, then let me try and convince you why you should. Coniston is a place that both looks picturesque and is filled with a local legacy that makes the people who belong to it feel a deep sense of pride. It might be a small place, but it has a rich, deep history- and with the Old Man of Coniston standing craggily over it, it’s set in the Spectacular landscape that keeps people coming back to the Lake District, Cumbria, time and time again. Here are 7 top reasons why you should visit Coniston (and why we think you’d fall in love).

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