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.

The Grasmere Chocolate Dipper - a new Lake District lollipop!

One of Cumbria’s most distinctive birds - the dipper - has a new lollipop named after it. And each Grasmere Chocolate Dipper sold will help towards vital conservation work in the county. The orange-flavoured chocolate lollipop with a dip of Grasmere Gingerbread® crumbs is now on sale at the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop.

Wednesday 17th September 2014 - View

A very special Wordsworth recital at Rydal Mount

Japanese visitors to William Wordsworth's home at Rydal Mount enjoyed a recital by a member of the Wordsworth family during a recent visit to the Lake District.

Saturday 13th September 2014 - View

The Queen and The Princess Royal sail on board historic Windermere steamer

On 17 July, Windermere Lake Cruises were proud to welcome two very special visitors: Her Majesty The Queen and Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.

Tuesday 29th July 2014 - View

Japanese visitors raise £35,000 for conservation in the Lake District

Donations to Nurture Lakeland to support conservation projects in this stunning English tourism destination amounted to nearly £11,000 in 2012, making the grand total over the last three years a remarkable £35,000.

Tuesday 10th June 2014 - View

Peter Rabbit wins Gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show!

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction's Peter Rabbit Herb Garden garden takes a prestigious Gold medal at the 2014 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the largest garden show in the world.

Tuesday 27th May 2014 - View

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