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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.


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.