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Lakes Ignite Festival Celebrates World Heritage Success

A series of specially commissioned artworks have started appearing across the Lake District in celebration of last year's award of World Heritage Site status to the region by Unesco.

Of six contemporary pieces, the Lakes Ignite festival began this month with four pieces now installed in various locations in the Lakes, available to visit and view between now and this July.

“Lakes Ignite is about bringing together tourism and the arts," said Usha Mistry, from Lakes Culture, the organisation behind the event.

Six Perfect Christmas Gifts for Lakes Lovers!

With the festive season drawing near, there's a good chance you're thinking about the special people in your life, and specifically what on earth you're going to get them for Christmas! If socks, chocs and fizz aren't their thing - and they'd rather be walking in the fells than singing jingle bells - a reminder of the wonderful Lake District could be the perfect Christmas treat.


Afternoon Tea with a View

See the (Michelin) Stars in the Lakes!

The Lake District has taken its position as one of the most prestigious destinations for foodies in the whole of the UK, having also been named the best in the whole of the North West.


The Forest Side at Grasmere and Hrishi at the Gilpin Hotel in Windermere retained their star, with ‘Cumbria’s answer to Heston Blumenthal,’ Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume in Cartmel continuing to boast two Michelin Stars. Rogan, who opened L’Enclume in 2002, has been honoured by the Michelin Guide every year since 2005.