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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 take in the magical views around you. Start 2020 in style and see in the New Year 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. There are action packed days out available all year round so make a new year's resolution to try something new, get out there and explore all that Cumbria has to offer.

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 a lake and to finish, a romantic meal - your Valentine’s break will provide memories to last forever.

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.

Lake District, Cumbria Calendar

The new 2020 Lake District, Cumbria Calendar is now available.

12 beautiful seasonal pictures showing the breathtaking scenery from all around the county.

The new Golakes calendar is the ideal gift for those who love the Lake District, Cumbria and costs just £7.99.

You can order online using the link below.

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Where to stay

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

Accommodation Special offers

Grab a bargain winter break with these superb winter offers.

Gift Vouchers

Buy Gift Vouchers for Unique Experiences

If you are looking for the perfect gift then check out our selection of gift experiences, available to book online. Choose from experiences including fine dining, spa breaks, afternoon teas and romantic getaways.

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Search below to find out what’s taking place during your stay and start planning your winter break.


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 a favourite sweet treat for your loved one, there is something for all ages and tastes in Cumbria.

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