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It’s the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ in Lancashire, and the county is gearing up for the festive season in style. It’s the perfect location for a getaway Yuletide break in a luxury cottage, but just because you’re away from home doesn’t mean you can’t have festive treats galore – and where better to find them than at the county’s many Christmas markets? Here is a selection of the best Christmas markets in Lancashire:
It’s possibly one of the most stunning parts of the country at any time of the year (a frosty winter’s morning at the foot of the Old Man of Coniston has to be seen to be believed). But Cumbria’s Lake District is probably at its finest in the misty, golden late autumn and early winter months of November and December. It’s now that this dramatic landscape goes from ‘mellow fruitfulness’ to winter wonderland, and the best way to see it in all its transformational glory is to get your hiking boots on and get out there! Here are the best Autumn views and river walks in the Lake District.
Famous for its forests, mountains and lakes, Cumbria is an extremely popular holiday destination, with 14.8 million visitors flocking to the Lake District each year to take in the breathtaking views, rare wildlife and historical villages. As well as being home to England’s highest mountain and the country’s longest and deepest lakes, the Lake District is associated with the early 19th century writings and poetry of William Wordsworth, who loved nature and was inspired by the county’s landscape.