News

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.


Historic vessel steams ahead with 125th birthday celebrations

MV Tern has marked her 125th birthday in style with a day of celebrations to honour the historic occasion.

Monday 25th July 2016 - View

Happy Birthday Beatrix!

2016 marks 150 years since the birth of Beatrix Potter and the National Trust are celebrating right across the Lake District.

Monday 25th July 2016 - View

Celebrating Beatrix Potter's 150th anniversary in 2016

2016 would have been Beatrix Potter's 150th birthday. The Lake District is celebrating in style, finding lots of ways to say thank you to Beatrix.

Monday 15th February 2016 - View

Exciting developments at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction for 2015

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction will be transformed for the 2015 season by a team of talented craftspeople - and a new English Tea Garden will be dedicated to serving delicious home-cooked food to groups all year round.

Saturday 19th December 2015 - View

Japan Forum visits the capital to say thank you for Japanese visitors

The Lake District Japan Forum held a very special reception this October in the grand setting of One Moorgate Place, a beautiful and historic venue in the heart of London.

Monday 7th December 2015 - View

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