No Wonder the Lake District is the Number 1 Wedding Venue Location

The Lake District with its stunning scenery has been welcoming visitors for generations. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty, mountains reflected in still waters, picturesque villages, stunning shorelines and above all its tranquillity. As well as being a location steeped in romance thanks to the poetry of Wordsworth and the other Lake District poets, it’s no wonder so many couples choose this very special part of the UK to celebrate this most special of day.

Take over a whole Lake District Hotel for the weekend for your friends and family or tie the knot with just the two of you in a special setting – the possibilities are endless. All the facilities – hotels, car hire, wedding photographers, catering etc. are already in place to help you plan your day, your way, with your ideas.

There is a vast choice of locations and options, formal and informal, including traditional church weddings to a wide range of venues for Lakeland Weddings to suit everyone’s tastes, with many offering civil ceremonies in their own grounds.

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As well as being an ideal location for weddings, the Lake District its romantic nature makes it an ideal honeymoon destination, with roaring log fires and cosy walks along country lanes in the winter to fells walks, boating trips and waterside retreats in the summer.

Cumbria encompassing the English Lake District is one of fifty places worldwide that National Geographic states is a must to visit, and there is no better way to see it than on foot whether it be for a short break or even whilst staying up there at a relative’s wedding. Escape for a day on the Lake District fells, take a cruise down one of the lakes or visit any one of the many delightful market towns. The scenery is so amazing that even if you are not into walking then just looking at the spectacular views is enough. This makes the Lake District an area for all ages. Couple that with endless activities, museums, gardens and local farm shops to visit.

The new website has a dedicated Wedding Planner section There couples living outside of the county as well as locals can view the most stunning of venues alongside some of the most revered wedding suppliers in the region from spa days to entertainment, dresses and rings. Visit today.

New Year offers at Windermere hotel

With Christmas out of the way and New Year celebrations recovered from its now time to think about taking advantage of the New Year sales in the hotel world. Not only is getting away for a few days a way of breaking up the winter but the great discounts shouldn’t be missed.

Applegarth Villa hotel in the centre of Windermere has a “3 for 2” offer on their hotel rooms which runs until 13 April 2017*. Stay any two nights and receive the 3rd night free on bed and breakfast stays in the hotel (the cheapest night is free of charge). This offer equates to a 3 night bed and breakfast stay with savings up to £475 as the offer also applies to the seven brand new luxury hot tub suites.

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Maybe take a walk up Brant Fell and view Lake Windermere from above before retruning to your luxury hotel suites?

Whether it’s for walking, cycling, attractions, shopping or simply complete relaxation, Windermere makes an excellent choice for those seeking any or all of those requirements from a short break. The Lake District and especially the hot spots in the southern lakes such as Windermere are fully open and ready for guests. Being that but quieter than many other times of the year aids the feeling of relaxation but with the benefit of all the facilities still to enjoy.

To book this offer please call the Applegarth team on 015394 43206, email quoting reference VG342 or you can book online via

* Excluding the Valentines weekends and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. It even applies to the brand new suites equating to a saving of up to £475 on this 3 night break.

Save 15% when booking direct at Lake District Hotel

Sign up to the Langdale Fan Club and receive a huge 15% off room rates at the hotel. The hotel is beautifully designed inside and out and offers a choice of rooms, Lakeland signature, Roomy Lakeland Signature, Waterside Feature, Ultimate rooms and the Attic Feature room. All have been recently refurbished to connect and echo the immediate environment with natural finishes used including lots of wood and local slate. Inclusive within the room rate as standard is free use of leisure facilities and pool for the duration of the stay and Wi-Fi.

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The Langdale Estate is in a special location offering unique facilities for visitors to the Lake District. Privately owned and run it encompasses a 4 star 48 bedroom hotel, the Brimstone Hotel of 16 luxury suites, timeshare and self catering lodges and cottages, a luxury spa and leisure facility, traditional Lakeland pub and brand new Stove Restaurant. Stove offers diners food and drinks from brunch until late, private dining as well as indoor and outdoor tables. A strong emphasis on the environment, sustaining and conserving it evident throughout the estate with a large emphasis on using local suppliers especially when it comes to the food served in Stove and Wainwright’s Inn.

The Langdale Fan Club is quick and easy to join by visiting . Not only will fans be eligible for the 15% discount offer but also other exclusive rates and offers delivered by email to fans. These rates and offers will be made available exclusively to fans only and not available anywhere else. Just remember to book 30 days or more in advance to be eligible for the 15% discount.

Windermere Hotel’s World of Whisky

Think of Windermere and think of the quintessentially Sothern Lake District, the giant Lake Windermere and the fells. But one Hotelier is adding another yet another reason to visit this village and area, whisky!
Applegarth Villa Hotel & Restaurant in Windermere have been one of the leading locations for single malt whisky enjoyment in the area with over 50 available including a rare 40 year old Glenfarclas. Three new members of the family have been added to the selection, Glenfarclas Family Casks 1966, 1986 and 1995. These special releases were distilled in their respective years and bottled in either Spring or Winter 2015.

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Single malt whisky is having a grand time of it at the moment. Sales are soaring to such an extent some distilleries are running out of certain ages. As gin and vodka, whisky now appeals to everyone, has such varied and interesting flavours and accents and with Scotland being the home of this drink, something with relatively little drink miles!

And lets not forget the whisky even closer to home being produced at the Lakes Distillery. The One whisky, a blend, is already widely available and gaining much praise. The exciting news is it’s only 2 years until the first Lake District single malt will be ready. With the quality of the water around Bassenthwaite where the distillery is based, the taste will be lightly peated like the whiskies found in The Highlands. For now, enjoy The One on the terrace or in the bar at Applegarth Villa. Visit for more details.