Lake District Estates
Lake District Estates is a family-run business with a diverse range of tourism products across the Lake District, Cumbria.
As well as owning around 150 letting properties and 7 caravan parks, our business includes 5 ‘Peter Rabbit and Friends®’ shops and an online retail outlet, thevegpatch.uk.
We also own two iconic Lake District visitor attractions. Ullswater Steamers has been named as one of the UK’s top historic attractions by Which? Travel magazine and includes ‘Lady of the Lake’ – believed to be the oldest working passenger boat in the UK – within its fleet. Meanwhile, Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway is one of the country’s best best-loved heritage railway lines.
We pledged our support as a Strategic Partner with Cumbria Tourism primarily to help drive international marketing activity. Focused overseas work is vital for both our businesses and the wider destination as we continue to fight back from the long-term effects of the pandemic and the continuing cost of living challenges facing our customers.
Internationally, Ullswater ‘Steamers’ has previously been recognised World Responsible Tourism Awards – along with a range of other environmental accolades – and sustainability is an integral part of all our businesses. We are keen to work with Cumbria’s wider tourism industry to help innovate and lead the way when it comes to developing sustainable working practices for all.
We believe effective partnership working is vital not only to Lake District Estates, but also the future success of Cumbria’s visitor economy as a whole.