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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

Kestrel Cottage

Wall Nook Cottages

Wall Nook is located in lovely countryside just over a mile from the charming, foodie village of Cartmel.

Wallace Lane Farm Glamping Caravans

Wallace Lane Farm Glamping Cabins

Wallace Lane Farm has three Shepherd's Cabins, offering Luxury camping accommodation, in the Caldbeck countryside. Each cabin is made of wooden logs and is approx 21 sq meters (4m x 5.25m).

The Castle Green Hotel in Kendal

The Castle Green Hotel in Kendal

The hotel is set in 14 acres of natural gardens and woodland yet is only 6 miles from M6 & 10 miles from Windermere and the Lake District.

Whitrigg House

Whitrigg House

Cumbria Tourism B&B of the year 2016, Cumbria Tourism ‘Superior’ Award, Visit England 4 Star Gold & Breakfast award. A grade 2 listed property, beautifully decorated & furnished sits on the northern edge of the Lake District National Park.

Superior Caravan

Newby Bridge Country Caravan Park

Newby Bridge Caravan Park is a perfect location for self catering holidays; surrounded by woodlands, the Park provides a a tranquil setting with an abundance of wildlife, excellent facilities and easy access to a variety of activities.

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.

Bank House garden

Bank House Bed and Breakfast

3 nights for the price of 2 - Bank House, 4 nights for the price of 3 - Bank House

A beautiful period house with a large terraced garden giving fabulous views to the Lakeland fells. A special place to stay with a warm and friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy a superb breakfast.

Number 43 guest lounge

Number 43

A beautiful and stylish approach to bed and breakfast accommodation, right on the edge of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National parks and with stunning views across the Kent Estuary.

Amboseli Lodge outside area

Amboseli Lodge

Friendly, personal service and quality en suite accommodation with superb views. Excellent varied breakfasts. Ideal location for walking or touring. Close to town and lake. We regret we are unable to accommodate either children or pets.

The Quiet Site Glamping Pods

The Quiet Site Glamping

The Quiet Site is a family-run site situated in a secluded position amongst the stunning fells that overlook Lake Ullswater.

Middleton's Cottage and Fountain Cottage

Middleton's Cottage and Fountain Cottage

Both cottages have been carefully modernised and tastefully furnished to a high standard.

The Lamplighter Dining Rooms

The Lamplighter ~ Dining Rooms

The family run Lamplighter Dining Rooms offers the very best in accommodation in the Lake District.

Beckside living

Southwaite Green Farm

Eco cottages, built and furnished to the highest standards, in 'one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen'.

Holme Lea Guest House

Holme Lea Guest House

Newly refurbished, Victorian stone built property. Situated off the main through road, yet still centrally located close to all shops, restaurants and local attractions. Pleasant, airy rooms.

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.

Langdale view Apartment 1

Langdale View Holiday Apartments

Langdale View is a large traditional Lakeland house divided into 4 self-catering apartments, sleeping a maximum of 2, 3, 4, and 5 persons. Personally managed by the owner to a high standard.

Woodlands Hotel

Woodlands Country House Hotel

Beautiful secluded setting. The Woodlands Hotel & Pine Lodges is an ideal base for touring the Lake district . Great food. Great value. Friendly staff. A real hidden gem. Guests return again & again. View our 5-star Trip Advisor reviews.

18/20 Cellar Bar, Dining & Rooms

18/20 Cellar Bar, Dining & Rooms

Centrally located in the heart of the popular market town of Keswick, 18/20 Cellar Bar, Dining & Rooms offers an ideal base from which to explore the spectacular Northern Lakes.

Cranford House

Cranford House

A relaxing Victorian town house, peaceful, comfortable and uncluttered, aimed at walkers, cyclists and other outdoor enthusiasts. Weather updates, secure bike store and advice on local walks/cycle routes.

Heated showers and toilets

Wallace Lane Farm Campsite

Wallace Lane Farm Campsite is a peaceful and quiet little gem set high in the Cumbrian fells, with fantastic views over the Solway plain, sea and Scottish Mountains. Situated a short distance from the Village of Caldbeck.

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.

Find out more

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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