Picture this – you have just finished climbing the iconic Old Man of Coniston, there is a light dusting of snow on your boots and your cheeks are rosy with the cold. You arrive back to your inn, delighted to feel the warmth of crackling open fires, smell the delicious homecooked food and see the comfiest of chairs waiting for you.
Winter in the Lake District is a magical time, with local country villages and towns dressed up to the nines in festive decorations, matched only by their Christmas spirit. Whether you are exploring as a family, seeking a romantic getaway, or enjoying a solo staycation, there is plenty to discover in the Lake District.
Leave no stone unturned when exploring the picturesque Cumbrian countryside, whether you are climbing mountains in Ambleside or strolling the banks of Bassenthwaite Lake, stretch your legs out this winter while soaking in the unparalleled lakeside views. Discover the outstanding views by climbing Catbells or scale Scafell Pike where on a clear day you can see all the way to Snowdon, 90 miles away.
Leave the stress at home and explore the wonders of the lakes from a different view, why not hit the water itself? Whether you try a river cruise, hire a kayak or even take on paddleboarding. Splash about in Windermere or look for the wildlife in Ullswater. You could get two wheels on the road this winter and experience the fantastic cycle trails that Cumbria has to offer taking in sites like Wray castle while cycling car-free routes with unmatched views.
There are lots of fun days out in The Lake District, no matter what you are looking for. Whether you want to learn how the infamous Lake District gin is made, or taste test the delicious Grasmere gingerbread.
If it is the History of the Lake District you are interested in, there are countless museums to discover. Understand the inspiration of The Lake District for Beatrix Potter in Ambleside, or learn about the heritage sites around Cumbria in Coniston; there is history everywhere you turn.
Is it tee time? The Lake District is a brilliant place to play golf, with unparalleled views surrounding the numerous golf courses available, maybe this winter is the time putt the golf clubs to use.Discover more things to do
With our fantastic Winter Break deals, you could enjoy a dinner, bed and breakfast stay for two, for as little as £99*! After a long day of exploring, kick up your feet and cozy up to a roaring fire while the talented chefs cook up a storm to refuel you. With menus packed full of family favourites and culinary twists, there will be something for everyone. With 8 inns across the Lake District, there are a range of rooms to choose from, all in fantastic locations.
Don’t forget about your four-legged friend this winter. All of our inns have an exciting new doggy menu, as well as being in incredible locations brimming with dog-friendly walks, making it a paw-some staycation destination.