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The Lake District, Cumbria is #theplacetobe for your next conference

The latest research from VisitEngland shows that business tourism creates over 16 million trips each year, bringing in £4 billion to the UK economy. Unsurprisingly, most of these trips occur in London and the South East, but have you ever considered the beautiful English Lake District as the destination for your next business event? With new and expanding developments here’s why you should …

Innovative future of conferencing and training

A brand new, two-level conference and learning centre is coming to West Cumbria’s Whitehaven harbour side this summer. The Beacon Museum is developing a £1 million facility will provide exciting opportunities for high quality event hosting, with curved glass walls allowing panoramic views across the coast. But more excitingly, the team at the Beacon Museum are currently developing future possibilities to incorporate a virtual reality resource that will make this conference and learning centre a unique proposition for both businesses and schools.

Beacon Museum

New resorts

In 2017, English Lakes Resorts unveiled a brand-new extension to the Low Wood Bay Hotel. One of the most iconic hotels is the Lake District, Low Wood Bay has undergone major reconstruction and refurbishment. Visitors will see the complete refurbishment of the existing hotel, including their 9 private meeting rooms, of which the largest can host up to 340 people. The resort also boasts 111 bedrooms, two restaurants and an on-site water sports centre, perfect for delegate entertainment.

Cumbria Tourism

Unrivalled views

The Lake District is renowned for its breath-taking scenery, and is now in the running to be awarded World Heritage Status so there is no greater time to bring your business out of the city air to the inspiring landscape of Cumbria. The Blencathra Centre, as the name suggest lies at the foot of the towering mountain, Blencathra and the facilities have spectacular views across the surrounding fells.

Blencathra Field Centre

Getting here is easier than you think

You may think of Cumbria as being a rural, countryside destination, and to some extent you wouldn’t be wrong, but the major towns and cities can be reached quickly and easily. Both Penrith and Carlisle can be visited within minutes of the M6 motorway and with high capacity venues such as North Lakes Hotel, Penrith and The Halston, Carlisle they can be ideal hubs for delegates travelling from around the UK. Cumbria also has three rail stations along the West Coast Mainline which can be reached within 3 hours from London Euston, and 2 hours from Manchester.

The Halston

And Cumbria Tourism can take away all the hassle

The conference desk at Cumbria Tourism finds the best venue options for you, matching your requirements and budget for free with absolutely no obligation to book. They negotiate the best rates and can book a venue to suit your event needs.

To find out more about Cumbria Tourism’s free venue finder contact 01539 822222 or visit

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