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Visit Eden by Air!

Visit Eden by Air!

Why not book your visit to Eden, Cumbria The Lake District by air? 

Scheduled air services from Carlisle Lake District Airport will commence from 4 July 2019

Scheduled passenger flights are to return to Carlisle Lake District Airport for the first time in more than 25 years, it has been announced.  Scottish-based Loganair will operate passenger flights to Dublin, Belfast and London Southend from 4 July 2019.

Services will operate five days a week and flights can be booked on the Loganair website.

Carlisle Lake District Airport is just 6 miles east of Carlisle city centre and 25 miles from Penrith. Penrith is just a 10 minute direct rail journey from Carlisle city centre railway station with a regular service operating throughout the day.

For a great selection of places to stay have a look at our accommodation section.

Enjoying a mid week or weekend break in Eden is now much easier with shorter journey times by air.

Eden named as one of the top 5 places to live in the UK

Eden named as one of the top 5 places to live in the UK

The survey looks at a range of data covering the labour market, the housing market, the environment, education, health, personal wellbeing and leisure to rank the areas with the best quality of life.

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Nine Standards Rigg shortlisted as one of Britain's best landmarks

Nine Standards Rigg shortlisted as one of Britain's best landmarks

Nine Standards Rigg has been shortlisted as one of Britain's best landmarks in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2019.

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Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership scheme awarded a National Lottery grant of £2.27 million

Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership scheme awarded a National Lottery grant of £2.27 million

The Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Scheme has been awarded a National Lottery grant of £2.27 million it was announced today (Tuesday 7 January 2019).   We’re delighted to be a partner in this scheme and are looking forward to working together to help deliver this great project.

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The 2019 Eden visitor guide is now available

The 2019 Eden visitor guide is now available

The brand new 2019 Eden visitor guide is now available - perfect for planning your trip to Eden!

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Tobacco jar dated 1897 given to Penrith and Eden Museum

Tobacco jar dated 1897 given to Penrith and Eden Museum

A tobacco jar which appears to have been made at the Wetheriggs pottery near Penrith in the year of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897 has recently been given to Penrith and Eden Museum.

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Brand new Visit Eden promotional video

Brand new Visit Eden promotional video

We have recently produced a brand new destination video showcasing just some of what Eden has to offer. 

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Free Parking in Penrith and Appleby on Saturdays during run up to Christmas

Free Parking in Penrith and Appleby on Saturdays during run up to Christmas

Shoppers and visitors to towns in Eden got an early Christmas gift this week, with the announcement by Eden District Council that they are offering free parking on Saturdays, in their off-street car parks during the run up to Christmas. This initiative supports the economic viability of local towns during the busy festive period.

The free parking will be available all day on the following Saturdays during December 2018: 

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All aboard for Charity Christmas card sales at Eden Tourist Information Centres

All aboard for Charity Christmas card sales at Eden Tourist Information Centres

Father Christmas and Mrs Christmas found themselves transported back in time this week when they boarded a 1955 Leyland double decker bus to help deliver hundreds of Christmas cards and gifts to homes around Eden and the North Pennines.

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Fellfoot Forward Landscape Partnership Scheme: Workshop for Tourism Businesses

Fellfoot Forward Landscape Partnership Scheme: Workshop for Tourism Businesses

We're delighted to be involved with the Fellfoot Forward Landscape Partnership Scheme project and upcoming workshop for Tourism Businesses on Tuesday 27th November 2018 11am to 3pm at The Heather Glen Country House, Ainstable Carlisle CA4 9QQ.

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Summit addresses future challenges and opportunities for Eden’s visitor economy

Summit addresses future challenges and opportunities for Eden’s visitor economy

Eden’s Tourism Businesses embraced the challenges and opportunities facing a developing first class visitor destination at the seventh annual Eden Tourism Summit held at the Shap Wells Hotel on Wednesday 17 October 2018. The event also premiered the brand new Visit Eden promotional video which businesses will also be able to feature on their websites. 

Lord Thurso, Chairman of Visit Scotland, who opened the morning presentation session said: “I’ve very much enjoyed the Eden Tourism Summit and the opportunity to meet so many businesses across the tourism network. The destination has a fantastic offering showing continuing development and innovative ways of attracting visitors.” 

The one day event organised by Eden District Council’s tourism team on behalf of the Eden Tourism Network, brought together over 100 businesses to enjoy a morning of exciting presentations and very lively debate in the afternoon workshops. During the course of the event delegates positively confirmed their commitment to continue to grow an industry that in 2017 generated £336.6m to the local economy and welcomed 4.889m visitors. 

Lord Thurso, Chairman of Visit Scotland spoke about the importance of rural destinations and their vital contribution to the visitor economy and The Director of the Tourism Alliance, Kurt Janson gave great insight into tourism policy at governmental level. 

Deirdre Wells OBE, was delighted to come to Eden to address delegates and, spoke about the huge opportunities which stunning rural locations like the Lake District have to increase the economic impact of tourism.

Deirdre said: “Working in partnership with organisations across the UK will be key in ensuring that we can continue to drive tourism growth, in an ever more competitive environment.” 

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