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The Lake District area is one of the most picturesque that the UK has to offer. Glorious at any time of year, if you have never visited, put this on your to-do list! From quaint bed and breakfasts to luxury hotels, staying in the Lake District area can be what you make of it....and depend on your budget of course! All we can say here at Travel Titans is that you cannot fail to have a relaxing and wonderful time visiting and once you've been, you're sure to return.
There are so many exciting things to see and do in the Lake District you'll be spoilt for choice.
You'll be just in time for the January sales so there'll be lots of great shopping to be done. From the independent and unique shops of Penrith and Appleby to the main town centre of Kendal and the outdoor specialists in Ambleside you can take your pick and bag a bargain. A sprinkling of Christmas lights will enhance the festive feel - as will a quick stop for a mince pie and cuppa at one of the many tearooms and cafes!
Cumbria has everything from award-winning restaurants in the Lake District's best hotels to scrumptious fish and chips from the chippy and light lunches in traditional cafes. Local specialties include Cumbria Fell Bred lamb, locally reared Venison, Westmorland Rabbit and the area's famous Sticky Toffee Pudding. In fact, with a dinner inclusive winter saver package you're sure to want to eat in rather than out!
There's a vast range of walking routes that criss-cross the area and cover all abilities from wheelchair and pushchair friendly routes to high-level ascents of the four 3,000 ft plus mountains. And with the forecast on your side, the winter wonderland will take your breath away; there's nothing more tranquil than an icy lake, frost-laden trees and snow-covered fell tops.
Attractions include historic houses such as Dalemain House and Gardens and Hutton-in-the-Forest House and Gardens; High Head Sculpture Valley; Farm Shops and Rheghed Visitor Centre; the Settle and Carlisle railway; and family attractions such as Eden Ostrich World, The World of Beatrix Potter and much more. And with so many lakes, meres and tarns there are plenty of watery attractions including lake steamers, water sports centres and an Aquarium.
There's a huge range of accommodation available in the Lake District ranging from self-catering and campsites to well-known hotel chains and family-run boutique hotels. However, with such good seasonal deals on offer you can stretch your budget much further and select a luxury Lake District hotel. The Appleby Manor Hotel is a four-star country house hotel on the edge of the Lake District with open log fires, luxurious bedrooms, a fine selection of wines and whiskeys, an award-winning restaurant, indoor leisure club and superb views over Lake District fells.