February newsletter

Welcome to the Lake District, Cumbria, in February. The beauty of winter continues to dress our region, and there's plenty to discover throughout the month. From refreshing hikes and outdoor activities for all, to arts and culture in our towns and villages: get inspired for your visit with our 2023 Holiday Guide, and join us for a trip to remember.

If you’re feeling the love, this is the perfect place to be. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, the romance of our landscapes is just one reason to visit; we’ve also got fantastic places to eat and drink, activities to enjoy, and so much more.

Experience stunning walks before heading to the pub to get cosy by the fire; wine and dine in Michelin starred restaurants; explore museums and art galleries together; relax with a glass of fizz and watch the stars from your own hot tub; and make new memories to last a lifetime.

Planning to pop the question? We’ve got you covered with the perfect places for your Lake District proposal. And if you’re already planning your special day in the Lake District, Cumbria, check out our weddings section – packed with useful resources and local recommendations.

Find your perfect place to stay. Located in the heart of Bowness, on the shores of Windermere, The Angel Inn has been recently refurbished. Experience a warm welcome, home cooked food, and stylish accommodation.

Enjoy a romantic break at the Fleece at Ruleholme: their Romantic upgrade includes pink prosecco, locally made chocolates, and rose petals.

If wedding bells are on the horizon, there are few places more beautiful to tie the knot than in the Lake District, Cumbria. Begin your planning with a trip to Askham Hall’s popular Wedding Fayre: see the venue, and meet local suppliers.

Fancy something a little different? Why not say “I Do” in a stunning cultural venue. Lakeland Arts offer elopement ceremonies at Blackwell Arts & Crafts House or the modern Windermere Jetty Museum.

Sleeping up to 16 people, Low Ploughlands offers luxurious accommodation in the beautiful Eden Valley – great for wedding parties or families, with hot tubs, fire pit, and plenty more.

Visiting with your family? Half term is almost here, and you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to keeping everyone entertained. From outdoor adventures to indoor attractions, there’s plenty for all ages to enjoy.

If you’re visiting us in your motorhome this year, check out our Van Life page – packed with itineraries, practical advice, and inspiration.

While you’re here, why not check out the Mint Chinese Film Festival? A 3-day film festival at Keswick’s Alhambra Cinema, with workshops, panels, events, Chinese films and so much more.

If you’re feeling lucky, enter our FREE prize draws. There are some fantastic prizes up for grabs, including two night breaks and an exclusive museum tour. Good luck!

We look forward to welcoming you to experience the romantic beauty of the Lake District, Cumbria. 

Explore the Lakes' latest new gem...The Angel Inn

Escape the winter blues and book a cosy inn stay away with roaring fires, frothy pints, excellent food and stunning scenery. 

One of our top picks for a new place to stay is Bowness’ all new The Angel Inn. Set in its own grounds in the heart of jolly Bowness, The Angel Inn has far-reaching views across Lake Windermere and the fells beyond.

Newly reopened after a tip-to-toe refurb, this friendly pub has all the comforts of a hotel stay with all the quirky character and warmth of a cosy inn.

Walkers are welcome and The Angel Inn is family and dog friendly, too.

Snap up special offers, including Winter Break dinner, bed and breakfast stays from just £119* for two people until March 31. Find out more about The Angel Inn special offers here.

Open all year round for superb pub fare served daily, from breakfast to evening meals and everything in between - The Angel Inn is the place to eat, drink, sleep and explore from, whether you’re scaling the fells or enjoying well-earned downtime. 

*Terms and conditions apply. See website for details. 

The Angel Inn

Just Us Weddings with Lakeland Arts

An elopement ceremony for just the two of you and up to 10 guests. Step into a beautifully designed Arts & Crafts house at Blackwell, or for a more contemporary feel with access to the lake, Windermere Jetty Museum has it all.

Thinking of booking your intimate ceremony with us? Book and pay before 31 March 2023 and get a special 10% discount!

To discuss further or to make a booking please call us on 01539 693740 or email tchaplin@lakelandarts.org.uk

Visit Lakeland Arts for more!

Lakeland Arts weddings

Image:  Lakeland Arts / Jo Greenfield Photographer

Askham Hall Wedding Fayre

Come along and say hello! Have a look around our charming venue, welcomed with a glass of fizz!

Askham Hall is the perfect place to say 'I do'... a grade 1 listed hideaway with a magnificent 18th century oak beamed barn, Medieval Hall, an outdoor Pavilion, 19 luxurious bedrooms and a Michelin starred restaurant.

Use this exclusive event to view the venue, meet the staff and a selection of local wedding exhibitors and try some canapes! Free entry, Sunday 26th February 12pm - 4pm. 

Wedding Fayre Details.

Askham Hall

Celebrate at Low Ploughlands

Low Ploughlands, the perfect venue for family parties or wedding accommodation; sleeps 16, 8 bedrooms (7 en-suite) 2 bathrooms, large table to seat 16, hot tubs, table football, table tennis, log burners, fire pit...the ideal place for everyone.

Situated only 1 mile from the popular wedding venue “The Eden Wedding Barn”.

Visit our website and Facebook page to find out more.

Low Ploughlands

Romantic escapes to the Fleece at Ruleholme

February. The universal month of love. Whether you’re seeking to impress a new Valentine or planning a butterfly-inducing getaway for the love of your life, we have the perfect package for you.

Book an overnight stay with us and you’ll have the option to enhance your bedroom experience with our Romantic upgrade. A bottle of chilled pink Prosecco, locally made, indulgent chocolates and fresh rose petal detailing across your bed.

Book your stay today!

The Fleece at Ruleholme

Cumbria Visitor Survey

Have you recently visited Cumbria? You are invited to participate in a short survey that is aimed at developing a clearer understanding of tourist behaviour, with a focus on personality traits, travel motivation and visitor activities.  

The survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete and all responses are confidential and anonymous. Thank you for your time and consideration.

To complete the survey, please click here.

Windermere Lake Cruises

The perfect place to motorhome...

We have created ‘Van Life’ as a helpful online hub of information for the motorhome community, featuring a range of itineraries/days out, practical hints and a handy map to guide you away from narrow rural routes.
 Want to discover some hidden gems? Why not travel the Cumbrian Coastal Route (CCR 200). Easily manageable in a day or the route can be split over a few days, staying at one the county's many motorhome sites along the way. 
Explore our 'Van Life' hub!

Cumbria motorhome

Visit Mint Chinese Film Festival and Vote for Your Favourite Short Film!

The Chinese New Year festival has just arrived, marking an occasion to come together and celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with a cinematic feast, hiking trips and more. Visit the Mint Chinese Film Festival (3 - 5 Feb) with your friends on a 3-day film journey at the Keswick Alhambra Cinema: it's the first Chinese film festival in Lake District Cumbria.

Have a look at the Festival Official Trailer and the full film programme on the Mint CFF website, where the features, short films, panels and workshops, events and activities are being showcased!
After a month-long open call, the first Mint Chinese Film Festival received over 400 submissions from various countries and regions. Five quality short films have been shortlisted to compete for the MINT CFF 2023 Audiences’ Choice Award. We invite audiences across the UK to join the screening at the Keswick Alhambra Screen 1 and vote for your favourite Chinese films!

Mint Chinese Film Festival

Enter our free prize draws!

We've got some cracking new prize draws for you this month and even better - they're all absolutely FREE to enter!

New prize draws this month include:

Enter the free prize draws here.

Lake District, Cumbria Holiday Guide

Planning your next adventure? The 2023 Holiday Guide showcases the very best that the Lake District, Cumbria, has to offer - from food and drink to accommodation and activities.
Order a copy to be delivered to your door - or if you can't wait, you can view the holiday guide online here.
Order Your Free Copy of the 2022 Holiday Guide here.
Download your Free Copy of the 2023 Food & Drink Guide here.




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