12 award-winning places to visit in Cumbria


Cumbria Small Hotel of the Year

Rothay Garden Hotel

The award-winning Rothay Garden Hotel in Cumbria.

This stylish hotel brings the great outdoors inside with a riverside spa overlooking surrounding fells and an award-winning restaurant overlooking two acres of gardens. Exceptional customer service from the hotel’s small team creates a lovely ambiance, matched by an exceptional dining experience, stunning spa and beautiful gardens. Guests are guaranteed an enjoyable and relaxing stay.

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Cumbria Large Hotel of the Year

North Lakes Hotel & Spa

The award-winning North Lakes Hotel and Spa in Cumbria.

A gateway to the Lake District, this elegant yet unpretentious hotel has dog-friendly doubles, four-poster suites, and family rooms as well as an open fire grill in the on-site restaurant.

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Cumbria Boutique Guest Accommodation of the Year

Lindeth Fell Country House

The award-winning Lindeth Fell Country House in Cumbria.

Lindeth Fell began life as a Georgian country house and is now one of the best spots for a rural getaway that's in easy reach of some of the National Park's most famous sites.

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Cumbria Bed and Breakfast of the Year

Raise View

The award-winning Raise View in Cumbria.

This B&B arguably has the best garden in Britain; it backs onto the dramatic fells of Easedale. Wake up in a king-sized ensuite complete with super-fast WiFi and then enjoy breakfast in the great outdoors.

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Cumbria Self-Catering Holiday Provider of the Year

Iconic Collection Whitbarrow Village

The award-winning Iconic Collection Whitbarrow Village in Cumbria.

Want all the luxuries of a hotel but with added privacy and space? Luxury lodges in the heart of Cumbria have the answer. From traditional cottages to luxury apartments, Whitbarrow Village makes the perfect base for exploring the Lake District.

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Cumbria Self-Catering Holiday Property of the Year

Bristowe Hill

The award-winning Bristowe Hill in Cumbria.

This beautifully-preserved Edwardian mansion makes for an ideal retreat for groups and families. Enjoy meals in the garden during summer and when it's nippy, take in panoramic views of some of the Lake District's most outstanding peaks from one of many elegant rooms.

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Cumbria Holiday Park of the Year

The Quiet Site

The award-winning Quiet Site in Cumbria.

Call a hobbit hole home for the weekend or timber camping pod, and wake up to some of the best views in England. The Quiet Site’s well-planned pitches are located near Ullswater, with fells, lakes and cycle tracks right on the camp's doorstep.

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Cumbria Visitor Attraction of the Year

Senhouse Roman Museum

The award-winning Senhouse Roman Museum in Cumbria.

Find out more about everyone's favourite ancient civilisation and exactly what they did for us at this fascinating museum built next to a Roman fort on the dramatic Solway Firth coastline near the Scottish border.

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Cumbria Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

Lowther Castle and Gardens

The award-winning Lowther Castle and Gardens in Cumbria.

With dramatic ruins, gorgeous gardens and a huge adventure playground, it's hard to believe this 19th-century castle was once abandoned. Explore the ruins to find out more about the icon's epic history or venture into ancient woodlands on an estate trail. 

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Cumbria Tourism Pub of the Year

Dockray Hall

The award-winning Dockray Hall in Cumbria.

Built in the 1400s, this charming pub brews its own ales and has a food menu packed with local produce. Although it sits in the heart of the Lake District's biggest town it has a distinct countryside feel with it's rustic décor and flagstone fireplace.

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Taste Cumbria Award

Merewood Country House Hotel

The award-winning Merewood Country House Hotel in Cumbria.

Treat yourself to a meal you'll salivate over for years to come in a sophisticated yet easy going setting. The menu at this stand-out hotel in Windermere is crafted using fresh seasonal ingredients from their land or hand-picked local suppliers.

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Cumbria Sustainable Tourism Award

Upfront Arts Venue

The award-winning Upfront Arts Venue in Cumbria.

Puppets aren't the first thing to come to mind when you think of The Lake District but the Upfront Gallery in Penrith adds a sprinkle of magic to the area. With an events program that covers everything fairytale puppet shows to world music performances (plus a great veggie cafe), this is the perfect spot for a rainy day.

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05 Nov 2019(last updated)

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21 ideas for a short break in 2021

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    Rothay Garden Hotel

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    North Lakes Hotel & Spa

  • 3

    Lindeth Fell Country House

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    Raise View

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    Iconic Collection Whitbarrow Village

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    Bristowe Hill

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    The Quiet Site

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    Senhouse Roman Museum

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    Lowther Castle and Gardens

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    Dockray Hall

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    Merewood Country House Hotel

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    Upfront Arts Venue

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