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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

Lyzzick Hall Hotel

Lyzzick Hall Hotel

Beautiful Lakeland stone 19thC building in exquisite gardens. Spectacular mountain views with immediate access to superb walks and forest trails. Located on a lower slope of Skiddaw mountain.

Hillcroft Holiday Park

Hillcroft Holiday Park

Owned and operated by the Heath Family, the award-winning Hillcroft Park is set in the beautiful Ullswater Valley, and offers year-round holiday accommodation to suit every taste and pocket.

Hartsop Fold Holiday Lodges

Hartsop Fold Holiday Lodges

Between Ullswater and Windermere. Scandanavian style lodges on a secluded site, in a quiet corner of the Lakes. Sleep up to six in all Lodges. Week, mid-week & weekend breaks available. Equipped with fitted kitchen, colour TV & free Wi-Fi.

Riverside bedroom

Riverside

Riverside at Ambleside is a beautiful and stylish Victorian country house overlooking the River Rothay, on a quiet country lane within 10-minutes walk of the centre of the village.

Howe View

Howe View

Howe View has magnificent views looking over Keswick and surrounding fells and offers local hospitality at its best. Easy access to Keswick and local pubs. Welcome tray on arrival.

Birslack Grange Cottage

Birslack Cottage

This warm and friendly cottage for 2 has wonderful views over the Lyth Valley. An excellent place in which to chill out and relax.

Hillsdale in Ambleside

Hillsdale in Ambleside

Created from an original Lakeland Stone townhouse, each room is individually styled with no room the same shape or size, but each as comfortable and pleasing as the next!

Dickinson Holiday Cottages

Dickinson Place Holiday Cottages

10% off weekly stays!

Situated in the centre of Allonby that nestles in a sandy bay on the unspoilt Solway Coast. Our beautifully converted 17thC barn cottages are hidden away in a tranquil courtyard. All have original features retained.

Routen House

Routen House

Beautiful Victorian farmhouse in a stunning rural location with stunning views of Ennerdale Water. Spacious luxurious accommodation for 12, beautifully furnished and with all modcons. Children and dog welcome, no smoking.

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.

Woodclose Caravan Park

Woodclose Caravan Park

Set in the beautiful valley of the River Lune between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, Woodclose is a quiet and serene place standing in a slight hollow leading down to the spectacular Devil's Bridge & the picturesque market town.

The Wordsworth Hotel bedroom

The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa

The Wordsworth Hotel is a charming four-star hotel with a tranquil spa and double AA-Rosette awarded restaurant.

Wheelgate Country Guesthouse

Wheelgate Bed & Breakfast

Welcoming and friendly B&B, award-winning breakfast, spacious, well-equipped rooms. Free Wi-Fi. Ideal base for exploring.

Mosscrag Guest House

Mosscrag Guest House

Situated opposite Glenridding beck, surrounded by fells, Helvellyn, Sheffield Pike and Placis Fell, 300yds from Ullswater lake, central village position, easy access to steamers, sailing and horseriding activities.

Pomona Bed & Breakfast

Pomona Bed & Breakfast

Situated near Coniston Water and within easy reach of the fells, Pomona is a charming 17thC oak-beamed cottage with free parking and Wi-Fi. Two superb pubs within walking distance both serving excellent food.

Oak Bank Hotel Garden

Oak Bank Hotel

Oak Bank Hotel is owned and personally managed by Glynis & Simon Wood. We have 13 ensuite bedrooms in three different grades, a two AA rosette awarded restaurant, two guest lounges, of which one has a real log fire and bar and a garden.

Patterdale Hall Estate

Patterdale Hall Estate

In a magnificent mountain setting at the southern tip of Ullswater in the English lake District, Patterdale Hall Estate is ideally situated for holidays and outdoor activities. Comfortable range of accommodation from lodges to bothies.

The Views, Keswick

The Views, Keswick

The Views - Holiday Cottages in the Sky. Contemporary town centre apartments with some of the best views in the Lake District - Guaranteed. Located just off Keswick market square with parking. Short Breaks Available.

Kirkstone Foot Cottages and Apartments

Kirkstone Foot Cottages and Apartments

A collection of holiday cottages and apartments set amongst 2 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds, yet only a 2-minute stroll from the centre of Ambleside.

Chestnuts Guest House

Chestnuts Guest House

Chestnuts Guest House offers luxury Lake District B&B Accommodation in Windermere and is the perfect base for exploring the Lake District National Park with its rugged fells and scenic rights of way paths.

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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