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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.


International Flights Coming to the Lake District?

Carlisle Lake District Airport, owned by the Stobart Group, is looking to add commercial passenger flights to its offering following a £5m grant from the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

If plans come to fruition, upgrades to the terminal and runway at the airport would lead to new scheduled links operated by Stobart Air with London Southend, Dublin and Belfast, via Flybe and Aer Lingus.

The Lake District Confirmed a UNESCO World Heritage Site

After 31 years of trying, the Lake District was yesterday officially awarded World Heritage Site status by a UNESCO committee, in a decision described by advocates of the bid as ‘momentous.’

The committee met in Krakow, Poland to discuss 32 bids, plus that of the Lake District, with the decision finally taken that after two years of campaigning by the Lake District National Park Partnership with support from a wider group of organisations, that World Heritage status would be granted to the idyllic region.