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Winter in Cumbria sees the county undergo a beautiful change in scenery. The sweeping valleys turn to shades of orange, yellow and gold as autumn begins to take hold of the countryside, making for some truly spectacular views.

Christmas and New Year in the Lake District is an unmissable time of year. Experience a truly magical winter break in a cosy cottage or perhaps a lakeside hotel with a roaring log fire and glass of mulled wine as you soak in the magical views surrounding you. Why not extend your stay and make this New Year one to remember by celebrate bringing in 2018 here in Cumbria!

As we head into January, this traditionally quieter time of year gives you the perfect opportunity to get out and about exploring the breathtaking winter scenery or even to try your hand at a new activity.

February makes for the perfect romantic getaway for a special valentine’s weekend with your loved one. A leisurely fell walk followed by a cruise across the lake and to finish, a special lakeshore meal; your valentine’s break will provide memories lasting a lifetime.

The winter months in Cumbria see the county undergo a dramatic change in scenery. The sweeping valleys turn to shades of orange, yellow & gold as autumn begins to take hold of the countryside, all before the magical snow coats the county. Cumbria is the perfect place for your winter break...

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Cosy cottages, quaint B&B's, luxury hotels & spas and lakeside lodges. Cumbria has accommodation to suit all budgets & needs this season.

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Grab a bargain on your winter break accommodation with these great offers

Love CUmbria Card

Love Cumbria card
Last year, Golakes and Cumbria Tourism trialled a new visitor rewards card called Love Cumbria.

We’re delighted to announce that the Love Cumbria card will be available to purchase on again this year from November 1st until 18th March 2018 to help you make the most of your stay in Cumbria this winter.

The card will include a range of fantastic offers such as ‘2 for 1s’ and up to 30% off entrance to popular attractions, cafes and restaurants.

The card will cost just £10, giving 2 people easy access to the offers from the date of arrival in the Lake District, Cumbria.

Please look in on this page for news as it happens over the next week or email to preorder your card.



The winter season hosts a wonderful variety of festive events, shows and workshops throughout the county.
Search below to find out what events are taking place during your stay.


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Cumbrian Crafts, Gifts & Treats

Whether you are looking for a momento to take home with you or trying to find the perfect Christmas gift, Cumbria is home to award winning local produce, traditional delicacies and fantastic souvenirs. From a bottle of locally brewed spirit to your favourite sweet treat for your loved one, there is something for all ages and tastes in Cumbria.

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Seasonal Tips & Days Out

Find inspiration with loads of things to do, places to visit and days out. Cumbria has a great range of events happening all year round. Check out some of our latest blog posts and itineraries to help you plan your winter break.

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