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What we do: Overview of our Services

The Economic Development and Tourism Team sings the praises of Eden as a world class visitor destination through our 2021 Eden visitor guide coverwebsite print and social media.

We also support Eden's tourism businesses through a variety of activities.

Visit Eden website

Our destination website has lots of useful information including an accommodation listing (with an online booking option).  It also features attractions, eateries, walking and cycling information including cycle routes and events. There is also information on Eden's towns and villages plus lots more.  The website has responsive design so can be viewed on mobile devices. 

For more information on how to promote your business visit our Advertising section.

Social Media

We use social media to promote Eden locally and nationally via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram @visit_eden

Find out how you can get involved with us on our Social Media webpage.


Brochures, guides and leaflets still remain an important part of the holiday planning process despite the growing influence of digital media.  We produce an annual Eden visitor guide in partnership with Bucket and Spade.  The guide has a minimum print run of 40,000 copies and is distributed via a national media campaign and to Tourist Information Centres across the country (UK).  Find out how you can promote your business in the Eden visitor guide.

We have also produced a complete set of free "Do in a Day" Eden cycling leaflets for Penrith, Ullswater, Alston and the North Pennines and Appleby and Kirkby Stephen.  The leaflets are available from local Tourist Information Centres and on our website.

We produce a complete set of town mini guides for Penrith, Appleby, Kirkby Stephen, Orton/Tebay and Alston. These are available from local Tourist Information Centres.

Eden Tourism attending a trade showVisitor Information Service

Eden District Council operates Penrith Tourist Information Centre and currently part funds Appleby Tourist Information Centre and the Upper Eden Visitor Centre in Kirkby Stephen.

We also support Shap Information Point at the Old Courthouse.  Eden District Council and Cumbria County Council jointly fund Alston Tourist Information Centre and the adjoining Library Service under the banner of Alston Local Links.

Partnership Working - projects to support the future of tourism in Eden

We work in partnership with a variety of public, private, community and voluntary organisations and tourism businesses to maximise the potential of Eden as a visitor destination.

These include:

  • Cumbria Tourism
  • The Ullswater Association
  • Chambers of Trade
  • Penrith BID
  • Alston Moor Partnership
  • The Lake District National Park Authority
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
  • Shap Community Interest Company
  • Town and Parish Councils
  • Historic England 

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