Lake District’s Michelin Stars almost double overnight, to record-breaking eight

The Lake District’s reputation as one of the most mouth-watering foodie destinations in the UK has been given a welcome boost – thanks to three new Michelin stars announced last night. Describing The Lake District as “a big winner”, the team behind the prestigious Michelin Guide gave three Cumbrian restaurants one star each: Allium at…

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Green travel campaign saves 1.3million car miles

The latest phase of our green travel campaign encouraging people to take more environmentally-friendly staycations by rail has prompted thousands more visitors to choose train travel – saving 1.3million miles in car journeys. Over the six week campaign period, more than 8,000 people took advantage of Northern’s special 50% off ticket deal to travel to…

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Cumbria Tourism President adds weight to concerns around Government policy on migrant workers

Cumbria Tourism’s newly confirmed President has revealed his priorities for the coming months, with businesses’ growing concerns about the Government’s policy on migrant workers at the top of the list. Renowned broadcaster and author Eric Robson was recently appointed as President, after Lord Inglewood stood down from the honorary role after 15 years. He has…

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Selling Cumbria to the overseas travel trade

New programme to showcase the county kicks off with major event in Germany   We will be helping to showcase the county at one of the international cruise industry’s leading events in Germany next week, as a busy autumn of large-scale trade events gets underway.  Working alongside Associated British Ports (ABP) Barrow, Cumbria Tourism staff will…

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Cumbria Tourism publishes latest ‘Dogs Love Cumbria’ guide

As more people choose to bring their dogs with them while taking a break in Cumbria,we have published our latest guide to help owners plan a relaxing getaway with their faithful friends. Our most recent Visitor Survey found that more and more people are enquiring about friendly breaks for them and their canine companions, prompting…

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