Luxury Hotels in Cumbria
Things to do in Cumbria
Out and About
Cumbria is a fascinating county that is steeped in historic sites where you can delve into the intriguing past. Countless forts and castles overlook the undulating countryside and are testament to the vibrant Roman heritage. Birdoswald Roman Fort, Ravenglass Roman Bath House and Appleby Castle are just a small selection of sites you can explore.
Nature and Wildlife
Cumbria is blessed with waterfalls and forces that many visitors so often miss. Glenridding plays host to two of the most beautiful waterfalls: Aira Force and High Force Waterfall. Rydal Falls and Scale Force Waterfall at Buttermere are also worth a visit if you want to get out and about in the countryside. Hikers will be in their element in Cumbria as there are so many tremendous mountains and fells to climb, no matter what your ability.
Buzzing with rustic villages and towns, there are endless places where you can indulge in the fresh, local food at stylish restaurants and cosy pubs. If you’re a bit of a food lover, there are fabulous farmers’ markets on all over Cumbria throughout the year. Sample local produce such as cheeses, breads, seafood and meats. If, however, music and theatre are your interests, there is always something going on in Cumbria’s action-packed diary of events. Visit the Keswick Film Festival, Maryport Blues Festival or Words by the Water Festival.
Traditional flavours are enhanced using exceptional ingredients that are given an imaginative twist. The sleek restaurant at Gilpin Hotel is surrounded by the idyllic Lake District scenery and possesses a relaxed and enchanting atmosphere with faultless service.
At Linthwaite House you can enjoy a romantic setting as you indulge in contemporary British cooking at the 3 AA Rosette restaurant. You have a choice of three dining rooms, including The Mirror Room, The Boardroom and The Billiard Room.