The Lake District is renowned for being one of the most breathtaking places in the UK, with rolling hills, quaint villages, and countless vistas of outstanding natural beauty. Most people think of visiting in the summer, but it’s equally as beautiful and less crowded in the cold months, making it an ideal festive holiday location. Here are a few top reasons to visit the Lake District this winter.
Quaint and Quiet Villages With Festive Delights
The Lakes are well known for the abundance of beautiful towns and quaint villages, full of things to see and do. There is no finer way to pass a chilly afternoon than cosying up in a traditional Pub or Tearoom next to a roaring fire and enjoying tasty food and drink. It will be sure to warm the cockles of your heart. At this time of year, there are also winter light switch-ons, Lake District Christmas Markets and festive events with stalls packed with gift ideas, great food, warm drinks, and local produce. Santa will undoubtedly make an appearance at a few, much to the delight of any little ones you may have in tow.
Snow Capped Mountains Views
Summer sights in the Lake District are special and unique, but winter is truly a sight to behold. Nothing beats the landscape when it’s covered in immaculate white snow, the wind is still, and the world seems to fall silent. It’s truly a magical sensation to stand, marvel in the stillness, and soak in the sights, making a winter visit infinitely appealing.
There’s nothing nicer than a walk on a winter’s day, discovering fresh morning frost clinging to the grass, frozen lake edges, the towering hills mirroring in the still water, and the calm all around. But life still abounds in the winter, even if the trees are leafless and the animals are hibernating, and you’ll no doubt spot tracks of one variety or another on a country walk. Alternatively, enjoy the sights and sounds in a wintering village that could have been lifted straight from a chocolate box. For advice on walking all year round safely, take a look walking in the lake district.
Quiet Accommodation with Cosy Nooks
There are many great accommodation options in the Lake District in Winter. The average cost is often lower in the cooler months, too, with special festive prices and offers galore providing all manner of freebies, add-ons and extras to make your stay much more special. For a beautiful winter escape, why not consider the Victorian House Hotel with family, dog-friendly, and stargazer escapes available?
And speaking of stargazing, soak up the delights found in the Cumbrian night sky with the Victorian House Hotel stargazing experience. Take the opportunity to venture into the cold, dark night and discover the constantly-changing sky between October and March. This adventure will provide ample opportunity to marvel at the seasonal constellations in the most beautiful area of the Lake District.