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The Lake District, Cumbria is the place to be

You've probably visited the Lake District, Cumbria many times, hopefully with great memories of time spent here, but have you ever thought of living and working here? If so, why not let Golakes help you achieve that dream?

Golakes is part of Cumbria Tourism and as the official tourism organisation for the county of Cumbria we are often asked by visitors how to go about making the dream of relocating to Cumbria a reality. So we decided to build a whole section on Golakes to help you do just that and we've called it The Place To Be.

To help you make the right move, you'll find information on buying your perfect home, working in and around the county, studying in Cumbria, and professional services to help you along the way.

Cumbria is an exciting place to live, work and study. This vibrant county has an exceptional mix of jobs, places to live, festivals and events, all set in a backdrop of breathtaking scenery that is regularly voted the best in the UK. Give yourself that perfect work-life balance.


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the place to be

Cumbria - breathtaking scenery, superb quality of life, space to breathe and good for the soul. Maybe you love visiting, but how about making the move and relocating to your own piece of paradise. Make the dream a reality and let Golakes help you find your perfect place to live.

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If you love the Lakes, then why not have your own holiday home here? There is a great choice of holiday homes and lodges for sale, both new and previously owned, so browse the choices and find your perfect home from home.

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Cumbria has a hugely diverse range of industries, including energy, tourism, manufacturing and agriculture. Make your mark and start your own business. Whatever you want to do, there are loads of career options on offer in the Lake District, Cumbria.

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Cumbria is a great place to study, with options for University, Further Education, Adult Learning and great schools. With lots of opportunity and courses available in a huge range of subjects, Cumbria is the place to study.

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What could be more romantic than a Lake District Wedding. With breathtaking scenery as your backdrop it's one of the best places in the UK to tie the knot. Find your perfect venue and plan your special day with a little help from Golakes.

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Find inspiration about all the amazing things happening in Cumbria with the Golakes blog.

Check out our recommendations for places to visit, food and drink, adventure activities and more.

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If you are looking to live and work in Cumbria, there are loads of organisations to help you with advice and services to help you make the right choices and get the help you need. Click here for more.

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Cumbria is the place to do Business with great venues for conferencing, business tourism accommodation, supply chain opportunities and business start up support.

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Cumbria is a treasure trove of delights for the keen shopper. With several towns full of interesting and bustling high streets with many well known names alongside the very best independent retailers and local producers. Treat yourself to a super shopping experience.

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Cumbria - The place to dine out The place to dine

If you love dining out then Cumbria is the place to be. With a superb array of food and drink available, from hearty home-cooked pub food to fine dining experiences making full use of the superb local produce available. Treat your tastebuds and experience the best of Cumbrian cuisine.

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