The predominantly rural county of Cumbria in the North West of England is largely regarded as one of the most beautiful areas in the United Kingdom. The most famous attraction is the Lake District National Park which attracts visitors from across the globe. Surrounded by unspeakable scenery and beauty, Cumbria venues are perfect for both leisure and business guests. Leisure guests have the opportunity to escape the daily routine and enjoy a romantic getaway or stunning action packed vacation while there is no better place to host a meeting or conference well away from the hustle and bustle of busy cities.
Carlisle is the administrative center and only city in the region. Many picturesque towns and villages are located throughout Cumbria with Keswick, Windermere, Penrich, Ambelside and Kendal associated with the Lake District and Whitehaven and Barrow-in-Furness on the coast. The Pennines, Hadrian's Wall, Eden Valley and the Yorkshire Dales National Park are other amazing tourist attractions in Cumbria.
This high mountainous area includes England's highest peak, Scafell Pike. The Lake District achieved its name from the ice-carved U-shaped valleys many of which are filled with the lakes, or tarns as they are called here. The longest lake in England is Lake Windermere and the deepest is Wastwater. Other well known lakes include; Buttermere, Coniston, Derwent Water, Haweswater, Bassenthwaite Lake and Ullswater.
Century-old pine plantations, oak woodlands and heather and bracken blanket the lower regions with waterfalls, rivers and undulating hills covered in every shade of green. As it has inspired artists and poets for centuries, this panoramic picture-perfect district continues to inspire all visitors to this day.
In recent years, tourism has taken over as the major source of revenue with fabulous accommodation and amenities provided by the many hotels, inns and pubs. Each Cumbria venue has its own special architecture and features from magnificently restored and maintained old country homes with an old world ambience to modern city hotels with contemporary décor and state-of-the-art amenities. Set on the shores of the lakes or amongst beautifully wooded countryside, Cumbria venues provide plenty of recreational opportunities. Climbing, hiking or walking around the lakes on well laid out paths as well as fishing, horse riding, golf and cycling are all popular activities.
Cumbria venues have been voted the most romantic wedding destinations in Britain. What could be more romantic than a famous lodge dating back to the 16th century with a snooker room, log fire and four poster beds or a castle complete with a wedding banquet and acres of stunning estate in which to take unforgettable photographs. Professional wedding planners, musicians, extensive menus including buffets, BBQs and hog roasts as well as horse-drawn carriages or a vintage Rolls Royce are the stuff of fairytale weddings. Large or small, themed or traditional, there is a Cumbria venue for all tastes that guarantees the perfect day.
Some of the finest Cumbria venues in which to host a meeting or conference, product launch or trade show are to be found in Carlisle. More than 20 venues are available from branded central hotels to country house locations. The Carlisle Racecourse and university campus are perfect for large functions while the heritage setting of a 12th century cathedral provides something completely different.
For visitors looking for evening entertainment, the theatre on the shores of Derwentwater in Keswick offers a wide range of drama, music, dance, talks, comedy and film. The Brewery Arts center in the rural town of Kendal is a center for world-class theatre, music, art and events while many city and rural hotels provide plenty of live music venues.
With the wide variety of Cumbria venues available for meetings, conferences, weddings, vacations or romantic getaways, there is indeed something for everyone. No visitor to this stunning region will leave without being touched by the unsurpassed beauty and majesty of the surroundings and will want to return as soon as possible.