Building on Strong Family Heritage – Waterhead celebrates Large Hotel of the Year

Delighted! Two awards in two weeks. First, English Lakes scoops a prestigious national Family Business of the Year Award, then Waterhead is crowned Large Hotel of the Year by Cumbria Tourism.

CUMBRIA TOURISM AWARDS 2016 --- Large Hotel of the Year winner - Waterhead Hotel, Ambleside. (l-r) Justin Moorhouse, Matt Stanaway, Anthony Sutcliffe, and award sponsor Richard Andrew of Armstrong Watson. // Annual award ceremony from Cumbria Tourism celebrating the best in the county's tourist attractions. Held at Cartmel Racecourse and hosted by comedian Justin Moorhouse. Wednesday 22nd June 2016. HARRY ATKINSON
(l-r) Justin Moorhouse, Matt Stanaway, Anthony Sutcliffe, and award sponsor Richard Andrew of Armstrong Watson. Photo Credit: Harry Atkinson

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Lake District Adventure on the Via Ferrata Xtreme

Whether your ideal day out in the Lake District is a gentle stroll by a meandering stream, a more strenuous hike up a mountain or a heritage rail journey, it would appear that there is something for everyone.  Here’s one for the more adventurous. Continue reading “Lake District Adventure on the Via Ferrata Xtreme”

Pasture Promise Milk – The Journey from the Farm to our Hotels

Lancaster House is proud to support local suppliers. This week the FAO (the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations) celebrated World Milk Day so we followed the milk trail from farm to dairy to see first-hand where our milk comes from. Cherrie tells us about their grand day out…

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English Lakes Mascot ‘Sam’ travels to Space

Sam the dog, our mascot has been to some lovely venues around the Lake District, but this adventure is taking  ‘day out’ to a whole new dimension! Here is the full story about this ambitious project to send Sam in to Space. Continue reading “English Lakes Mascot ‘Sam’ travels to Space”

English Lakes: A Peak inside the Family Wedding Album

English Lakes is a family run business. Chairman and Managing Director, Simon Berry married Diana on 21st May 1983 and had their wedding breakfast at The Wild Boar, their evening reception at Waterhead and spent the first night of their honeymoon at Low Wood Bay. Continue reading “English Lakes: A Peak inside the Family Wedding Album”

8 Christmas Gifts Ideas that Don’t Cost the Earth

Looking for something different to give this Christmas? We know how difficult it can be to give a really special gift, especially ones that Don’t Cost the Earth. Here’s some inspiration…
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10 Highest Lake District Mountains and 10 Top Mountain Facts

“Because it’s there” has been called the most famous 3 words in mountaineering. That was, of course, the response of the English mountaineer George Mallory, when he was asked why he wanted to climb Everest. Continue reading “10 Highest Lake District Mountains and 10 Top Mountain Facts”