Winter might not be your first thought when considering the timing of your next holiday or short break, but there are so many reasons to pack your bags for a seasonal get-away at this time of year.
Clear Light, Colourful Woollies & Cosy Conversation
The days may be shorter, but winter ushers in a beautiful clear light that sets off the countryside of the Lake District and Lancashire in a way that no other season does. There’s something delightful about the first feathery hoar frost that covers the landscape in a shimmering coat, making it all the more exciting to reach for your favourite colourful woollies and outdoor gear, layer up to go out and explore.
As the winter sun sets (and the sunsets can be spectacular at this time of year!), there’s the prospect of long cosy evening conversation, good food and a glass of your favourite warming tipple. English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues have great choices of accommodation, bars & restaurants, leisure activities and things to do and see in both the Lake District and Lancashire.
Winter in the Lake District
Meteorologically, winter starts at the beginning of December, which is great because that means it includes the twinkly lights and party atmosphere of Christmas and New Year, as well as the quieter time of relaxation and reflection afterwards.
English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues offer some of their best Lake District deals at this time of year. Whilst the area is quieter, it is still very much open for business and it’s an ideal time to stroll around the quaint and charismatic villages, browse the boutiques and artisan shops, and take time to really explore this beautiful area.
We all crave heartier meals during this time of the year, with good reason. When the outside temperature drops, our bodies need to work a little bit harder to keep us warm. This is something The Chefs at Low Wood Bay and The Wild Boar really understand, and you will find an abundance of hearty soups and stews, generous roasts, colourful winter veg with just enough spice to satisfy our increased appetite for luxurious warming meals. Oh, and don't forget the apple crumble! The evenings are longer and cosier, making candlelit conversations more relaxed and intimate.
Winter in Lancashire
Lancashire is a county full of culture, fascinating history, award-winning food producers and beautiful views from coast to countryside. Take advantage of the quieter winter months to make the most of the great deals available, and delve into all the Red Rose County has to offer.
Lancaster House is on the edge of the Forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding beauty, with sweeping grandeur and breathtaking landscapes that are at their wildest and most atmospheric during the winter months. Lancaster itself is a city stretching back to the 11th Century and boasts a magnificent castle, Roman fort and a grand Edwardian folly, as well as a Maritime Museum, Judges Lodgings and the tiny Cottage Museum which gives a perfect example of early Victorian life in Lancaster. Guests to Lancaster House can expect the warmest of Lancashire welcomes and the best of Lancashire fare, or ‘Lanky Scran’ as it’s known in these parts. After a day of exploring Lancashire, come home to Lancaster House and sit by the inglenook fire enjoying a glass of warming port or mulled wine from our Sandeman Bar.
The Midland in Morecambe is in a stunning setting with far reaching views over Morecambe Bay to the Lake District hills beyond. There is no finer view than from our Sun Terrace Restaurant, and big winter skies can be dramatic, fiery or broodingly moody, so don’t forget your camera. There’s something exhilarating about wrapping up warm and taking a stroll along the promenade in winter. Morecambe is a hub for art and creativity, and you will be thrilled with the sculptures and art installations that have been commissioned around the town in recent years. Our guests love a pre-dinner cocktail in the Rotunda Bar – choose from our extensive cocktail menu, sit back and soak up the glamour and style of a bygone age.
Rest & Relax
As you come to the end of another busy year, and begin to consider and plan what’s in store for the next, it is great to take time out for reflection, rest and relaxation. The Lake District and Lancashire offer unparalleled natural beauty, wide open spaces and - particularly in the winter months - peace and tranquillity. Enjoy a warm welcome, generous hospitality, luxurious comfort and great food at English Lakes Hotels, Resorts & Venues.
Winter Special Offers in the Lake District & Lancashire
To take advantage of winter in the Lake District and Lancashire, we have a range of great special offers that allows you to stay with us for less.
Seasonal Special Offer
Available on stays until 11th February 2022
Relax and enjoy a short 2 night break in the Lake District or Lancashire with bed and full English breakfast on both mornings as well as dinner on your first night.
• Your choice of 4 luxury 4* hotels in the Lake District or Lancashire
• Full English breakfast on both mornings
• Dinner on your first night
• Complimentary access to Health Club facilities at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa or Lancaster House
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