Here you will find the latest news about our award-winning destination and some of the people, places and activities that make a visit to the Lake District so special. The Photo Gallery gives you a glimpse of our famous landscapes in different seasons - travel writers are welcome to download images for their own use, free of charge. 

In recent years, The Lake District, Cumbria has been awarded a number of accolades including Best UK Destination, Britain's Greatest Natural Wonder, Britain's Best Drive, Britain's Favourite View and the UK's Most Romantic Destination.

Artist puts Grasmere Gingerbread Shop in the picture at 2017 exhibition in Tokyo

A Japanese artist has immortalised the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop in a painting. Hachikubo Takuji will now exhibit the watercolour in a one-man show in Tokyo in March 2017.

Thursday 8th September 2016 - View

William Wordsworth and Matsuo Bashuo appear together in a new portrait

A new portrait of William Wordsworth and Matsuo Basho was unveiled for just one night in the Lake District before heading for a major exhibition in Japan.

Thursday 1st September 2016 - View

Beatrix Potter musical ‘Where is Peter Rabbit?’ is the hit of the summer in the English Lake District.

The world premiere of the brand new family musical adventure ‘Where Is Peter Rabbit?’ is a must see for everyone this summer, thrilling audiences at the Old Laundry Theatre in the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Bowness-on-Windermere.

Tuesday 16th August 2016 - View

Happy Birthday Beatrix Potter!

Businesses unveil tribute film to Lake District icon.

Friday 5th August 2016 - View

Iconic steamer celebrates 125th birthday

MV Tern, the oldest vessel still operating on Windermere, England's largest natural lake, celebrates her 125th birthday in June 2016.

Monday 25th July 2016 - View

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