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Tiny Tapir number two is born at Lake District Wildlife Park

Tiny Tapir number two is born at Lake District Wildlife Park

The Lake District Wildlife Park near Keswick is proud to announce the birth of a tiny Brazilian Tapir (Tapirus Terrestris). Breeding Tapirs in captivity is difficult, but the park has managed to rear two babies in two years. This second tiny tot is now younger brother to Alves, born in September 2013. After a shaky start, he is now venturing out to explore more of his home.

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Charity Event for CFM Radio’s Cash For Kids

Supporting CFM Radio's Cash for Kids

Friday 25th September saw the first charity event hosted by Glenridding Sailing Centre in support of CFM’s Cash For Kids, raising money for local disadvantaged and disabled children. The event was named after the charity‘s cheeky cat mascot ‘Courage The Cat’s Canoeathon Challenge’. The two teams were from Mercedes Benz in Carlisle, and the Inn on the Lake Hotel on Ullswater.

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Opera d’Amici are back to perform live at the George Hotel, Penrith!

A Night at the Opera

Back by popular demand… Opera d’Amici will be returning to the George Hotel in Penrith, on Saturday 17th October, to perform a selection of arias and duets from the most popular and well-loved operas and musicals. Opera d’Amici is made up of two main artists, John & Hannah, and their pianist Peter. John, a Lancastrian, has a busy career both in Opera and concerts, his opera performances have taken him to Europe, the USA and Russia with English National Opera and Opera North. He has most recently appeared as a guest principal at The Royal Opera House, for whom he has performed many roles.

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Wind Down & Explore the Lakes

Wine & Dine at the Borrowdale Hotel

Let your troubles slip away and enjoy a relaxing break at the Borrowdale Hotel… nestled at the foot of Shepherds Crag in the pretty Borrowdale valley, this hotel is steeped in history and has been lovingly updated to ensure tradition and modern comfort continues. Whether you’re packing walking boots, planning pure relaxation or fancy a bit of both you’ll find your perfect Lakes getaway at our family owned, 4 star countryside hotel.

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September Recipe of the Month

September 2015 Recipe of the month

With the nights are getting darker and cooler, people want to venture out less and less… but you can still have fun without going far. Throw a dinner party and gather everyone together, you’ll really WOW your guests with Brian Alston, Head Chef at the Skiddaw Hotel’s recipe for white chocolate panna cotta with passion fruit coulis.

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A BIG thank you from the Walk of Britain team!

A BIG thank you from the Walk of Britain team

The ‘Walk of Britain’ team visited Keswick last week, as part of their 1,000 mile expedition between Scotland and England. The aim of the walk, is to help raise money and awareness for Walking with the Wounded, a charity set up to retrain and re-skill the wounded and support them in finding new careers outside the Military.

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The Inn on the Square’s a hit with the stars!

Julia Bradbury at the In on the Square

We were happy to see Julia Bradbury checking in to the Inn on the Square on Monday, whilst she was in the area filming her new TV series, ‘The 8 Bradbury’s Best Walks’ which will be on ITV early 2016. Julia is a big fan of the Lake District and has become one of our most popular on-screen faces appearing in programs like Wainwrights Walks, The Wonder of Britain and Countryfile.

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Keswick welcomes the Walking with the Wounded team.

Lake District Hotels supporting the Walking with the Wouded

The Inn on the Square was honored to welcome a group of veterans from Walking with the Wounded into the hotel, as part of their 1,000 mile expedition between Scotland and England. The four British and two US veterans, who have all sustained a range of injuries whilst serving on the front line, are raising money and awareness for Walking with the Wounded, a charity set up to retrain and re-skill the wounded and support them in finding new careers outside the Military.

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Our NEW Special Breaks Brochure is now available to download and pick up from one of our hotels.

Special Breaks Brochure

Hurray – our brand new Special Breaks Brochure is now available to download or pick it up from one of our hotels. It’s filled with our best offers for you to enjoy in the Lakes from 1st November 2015 till 31st October 2016. From £92 per person* for a 2 night break this brochure will give you a wide choice of options.

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Hike & Bike the Lakes with Lake District Hotels Guide Book

Hike & Bike with Lake District Hotels

It’s not unusual for our guests to ask our receptionists and members of staff if they can recommend any good walks in the Lake District. After all when you come to stay with Lake District Hotels, 9 out of 10 of our guests are here to enjoy the beauty of the area and want to get outside and explore.

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