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Christmas & New year in the Lake District

Christmas and New Year in the Lake District, Cumbria is a magical time. With snow-peaked mountains and the peaceful serenity of the lakes, the landscape takes on a spectacular winter beauty.

Get into the festive spirit and book your holiday break to experience the magical winter landscape, great food, and many Christmas and New Year celebrations that the area has to offer.

The Lake District is well known for the quality of the food available, with so many top restaurants, many of which source ingredients locally produced here in Cumbria. What better way to make your Christmas and New Year break special than to book into one of the excellent restaurants in the area. Wine, dine and see in the New Year in style.

 
 
 

Short breaks over the Christmas period

The MacDonald Swan Hotel

The MacDonald Swan Hotel

Whatever the reason for your visit and whatever the weather outside, you can expect to sleep soundly within the walls of this 17thC coaching inn. Many of our bedrooms have views across the garden towards Helm Crag.

Coniston Park Coppice Site

Coniston Park Coppice site

Our range of glamping pods, camping pods and Airstream caravans can be found in the heart of the Lake District at our Coniston Park Coppice site.

Camping Pods

Lanefoot Farm Pods & Shepherds Hut

The camping Pods and The Shepherds' Hut at Lanefoot Farm Campsite present a glamping alternative to camping. Affordable accommodation already set up on site. Just bring everything you usually bring to camp, but leave the tent behind!

Storrs Gate House

Storrs Gate House

3 nights for the price of 2, 4 nights for the price of 3

Bed and Breakfast of the Year, Cumbria Tourism Awards 2009. Storrs Gate House has a five star grading with Visit Britain. Vince and Shirley welcome you to our luxury family run country guest house, situated opposite lake Windermere.

Enjoy a truly relaxing break in total luxury

The Lodges at Artlegarth

6 Exclusive luxury log cabins on a beautiful seven acre private grounds, each with its own private outdoor hot tub, offering peace, tranquility and wonderful views, walking distance to three fantastic village pubs. National Park location.

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The Miller

This spacious apartment in Ambleside over two floors has been completely renovated to a high standard, and provides three bedrooms and three bathrooms making an ideal home from home for families and couples.

Kirkstile Inn

Kirkstile Inn

A 16thC inn situated at the foot of Melbreak and between Loweswater lake and Crummock Water. Roaring log fires, home-cooked meals with a local emphasis and high-quality real ales on offer.

The Cumbria Grand Hotel

The Cumbria Grand Hotel

The Cumbria Grand Hotel, built in 1880, is located 15 minutes from the M6 and is only a short drive from the majestic Lake Windermere.

Park Cliffe Camping Pods

Park Cliffe Camping Pods

The winner of many top-quality awards, Park Cliffe is set in 25 acres of picture-postcard countryside above the eastern shores of Windermere with sweeping views across the lake.

Linthwaite House Hotel

Linthwaite House

2 night classic deal at Linthwaite, 2 night deluxe room deal at Linthwaite, 2 night hot tub suite deal at Linthwaite, 2 night junior suite deal at Linthwaite, 2 night Lake Suite deal at Linthwaite, 2 night loft suite deal at Linthwaite, 2 night Luxury deal at Linthwaite, 2 night view room deal at Linthwaite

Located in the heart of the Lake District and set in 14 acres of established gardens and well-maintained private woodlands, this luxurious 36-room boutique hotel is on a hilltop overlooking Lake Windermere.

Brun Lea Guest House

Brun Lea Guest House

We are a long established, 1981, family-run guest house, with friendly, relaxing atmosphere. We have a range of comfortably furnished rooms all with colour TV, tea/coffee making facilities and serve an excellent breakfast.

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Langdale Way

Langdale Way is a homely and well equipped first floor apartment for two people with stunning views from it's own private balcony.

Kirkwood Guest House

Kirkwood Guest House

Kirkwood Guest House in the Lake District is ideally positioned for exploring The Lakes. Situated between the two bustling towns of Windermere and Bowness we are ten minutes walk to the start of both towns.

The Apartments Coniston

The Apartments Coniston

5 contemporary, spacious and warm apartments, fully self-catering with all mod-cons, ideal base for walking, cycling, and exploring the lakes, secure bicycle storage, parking on-site for 1 car per apartment.

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Oakmere

For those of you wanting a central getaway, this is the apartment for you. The location is quiet yet all the village amenities are only a short level stroll away.

Tewitfield Marina

Tewitfield Marina

Tewitfield Marina offers self catering holiday accommodation around a Marina complex, located just outside Carnforth on the Lancashire and Cumbria borders alongside Tewitfield Locks on the Lancaster Canal.

Waterfoot Park - Glamping Pod

Waterfoot Park - Glamping

Welcome to the world of glamping! We have four heated self-catering Glamping Pods for hire.

Thorneyfield Guest House

Thorneyfield Guest House

We sit in the centre of Ambleside. Our family owned and run B&B provides a comfy base in this beautiful World Heritage site. We received a silver award from Green Tourism in 2018 for sustainability, promoting Fairtrade and local products.

Cruck Barn

Cruck Barn

Cruck Barn sits in the small hamlet of Berrier which offers amazing views, both to the Pennines in the east and to the magnificent Lake District mountains and fells to the south and west.

The Travellers Rest

The Travellers Rest Inn

An original 16thC coaching inn on the outskirts of Grasmere village, The Travellers Rest epitomizes the traditional Lakeland inn.

The new 2019 Lake District, Cumbria Calendar.

The Perfect Christmas gift, featuring 12 breathtaking seasonal scenes from around the county.
If you love the Lakes, this is for you.

Only £9.99. Buy yours here

The Golakes Card - great discounts for winter visits

Golakes Card

The new Golakes Card is here. Offering great discounts to visitors during winter breaks.
Book your accommodation for winter breaks staying before 31st March and receive a FREE Golakes Card.

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Festive Events

Check out the many festive events that are being held across the Lake District and Cumbria this Christmas and New Year.

From Christmas markets and Dickensian festivals to the switch on of Christmas lights and family shows there is something for everyone as you relax and enjoy the Cumbrian Christmas cheer.

Christmas shopping

Visit the best local shopping outlets and suppliers during your stay, and find the perfect gift for your loved ones... or that little treat for yourself!

Cumbria and the Lake District has a wealth of choice for that special gift this Christmas. Find a great selection of artisan gifts made by master craftsmen and deliciously tasty food and drink gifts.

With such choice, you are sure to find something with flair and distinction for your friends and loved ones this Christmas.

 

Festive food

The Lake District has so much to offer the food lover this Christmas, with a wealth of quality restaurants, pubs and cafes across the county, many using locally sourced produce. From Michelin starred fine dining to a hearty homemade pub meal with a pint of high-quality local ale, the choice and variety is exceptional.

Sample the best of Cumbrian produce by visiting one of the farmer's markets or food festivals taking place this season and remember to visit some of the many purveyors of high quality artisan food and drink across the county - including local gingerbread, artisan bread, exciting local beers and homemade chocolates, not to mention the famous sticky toffee pudding!

Browse some of the food and drink delights on offer in the Lake District this Christmas using the categories below.

Have a magical Christmas in the Lake District

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