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10 reasons why your next holiday should be to the Lake District

A place which captured the imaginations of William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, there is a reason why the Lake District was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status last year.
With Carlisle Lake District Airport set to re-open for the first time in 25 years, commercial and business passenger flights will begin on June 4, connecting it to London Southend, Dublin and Belfast.
Operated by Scottish airline Loganair which will provide daily flights, there really is no better time to visit.
It’s the perfect destination, combining beautiful scenery, luxurious accommodation, delicious food and drink as well as a list of activities which would appeal to any holidaymaker.
As if you’d need any more convincing, here are some further incentives to pay the region a visit:

The walks

Stunning hikes which make even the most reluctant rambler want to lace up their boots, walkers of all experience levels will find a route for them.

Scafell Pike

The food

Boasting all manner of pubs and restaurants, the Lake District is most definitely on the radar of foodies across the UK. Ambleside’s Drunken Duck will serve up the pub-lunch of your dreams while those in search of fine dining might want to book a table in the two Michelin-starred restaurant L’Enclume.

Brimstone Hotel

The people

A whopping 45 million tourists visit each year but despite these numbers you will still be able to easily find tranquillity to clear away the cobwebs.


The lakes

There are sixteen lakes in the Lake District, the largest being Windermere. Only one, Bassenthwaite Lake, is officially a lake by name, the others are meres or waters. Each has its own charm – perfect for fans of water based activities.


The wildlife

The ‘Lakes’ have an abundance of protected wildlife from Golden Eagles, red squirrels, red deer, roe deer, fallow deer, stags, ducks and badgers. Cumbria has six nature reserves in total.

Lake District Wildlife Park

The journey

You can now fly to Carlisle from London Southend and Dublin in just over an hour – with every booking including 20kg of complimentary baggage and inflight refreshment as standard. Passengers can travel from Belfast in only 50 minutes. Prices start at £44.99 to London Southend and Dublin, and £39.99 to Belfast.

Logan Air

The towns

The many beautiful towns and villages dotted around the area offer everything from boutique shops, farmers markets, quaint tea-rooms and postcard-esque high-streets. A lovely way to spend an afternoon.
Kim Russell-Smith

The scenery

Rolling hills, snow-capped peaks and captivating bodies of water – breath some life into your Instagram feed with stunning photography of the picturesque landscape.

The drinks

The award-winning Lake District distillery creates its own whisky, gin and vodka. Take a tour and get a peek into the process. For fans of beer, the area is home to numerous micro-breweries to stop by.
The Lakes Distillery

The convenience

Reopening after 25 years, Carlisle Lake District Airport will once again welcome flights from across the UK and Ireland. Fly in, rent a car and start your adventure.

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Our car hire partner Europcar is helping us celebrate our new services to Carlisle. Loganair passengers renting a car in Carlisle will enjoy an exclusive extra saving for a limited time. Europcar always offer up to 15% discount for Loganair passengers but for rentals from their Carlisle location they are offering a £10 extra saving too. Just enter coupon ‘CARLISLE10’ when making your reservation for the extra saving. Conditions apply, see below for details*


*£10 extra discount available for new reservations made 23 Apr – 21 May 2018 for rentals picked up 29 May – 31 August 2018 from Carlisle location only (Corner of Junction St, Carlisle, CA2 5UG) – please note there is no location at Carlisle Airport and customers will need to make their own travel arrangements to the Europcar location. Minimum spend of £60 and a 3 day minimum rental duration required. Coupon code ‘CARLISLE10’ needs to be entered in the ‘have a coupon code’ field on the booking confirmation page before you complete your reservation. Your price will updated to include your extra £10 saving.

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