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English Tourism Week in Eden

Taking place in March each year, English Tourism Week is a national week-long celebration of events showcasing English Tourism Week 2018 launch with Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescuethe quality and vibrancy of the English tourism industry organised by VisitEngland.

During the week, there are a wide variety of local and national events, discounts and special offers being made available by tourism businesses around the country.

Locally in Eden 

Each year, the Eden Tourism Team organises events to launch English Tourism Week in Eden, aimed at highlighting the importance of the tourism industry to Eden’s local economy. The week also provides an excellent promotional opportunity for participating local businesses as the week’s activities are widely promoted by Eden Tourism and VisitEngland.

2019 English Tourism Week

English Tourism Week 2019 takes place on 30 March to 7 April 2019.  We are already planning a special launch event for Eden - so watch this space!

Follow updates on social media with the hashtag #EnglishTourismWeek19

How can local businesses and organisations get involved?

  • Organise your own event to celebrate the weekEden Tourism Team with Lady Cobham
  • Promote special offers to visitors and locals during the week
  • Devise an English Tourism Week specially themed product
  • Offer your business, venue or organisation for the local launch or as a venue for the Eden tourism Team staff to “Go back to the Floor/Behind the Scenes
  • Download the English Tourism Week Toolkit and submit your events and special offers

Previous launch events have included:

  • 2018: Encouraging safe walking with Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue Team and Trainee Search and Rescue Dog Kaiya
  • 2017: Lady Penelope Cobham CBE, Chairman of VisitEngland and David Curtis-Brignell, Chairman of VisitEngland's English Tourism Week Committee celebrate Eden's Food and Drink at a special reception at Sharrow Bay HotelEnglish Tourism Week Drovers Gold launch
  • 2016: Lady Penelope Cobham CBE, Chairman of VisitEngland launching English Tourism Week in Eden and enjoying a tour of Eden's heritage sites including Brougham Hall and Brougham Castle to highlight the importance of heritage attractions as part of the Eden tourism product.
  • 2015: A celebration of the importance of pubs are to the area's vibrant tourism economy with Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of British Beer and Pub Association and Tim Page, Chief Executive of Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)
  • 2014: Focusing on the local tourism industry's ability to meet the needs of visitors with disabilities
  • 2013: Focusing on electric bikes in a bid to demonstrate how accessible the area is using this eco-friendly transport
  • The Eden Tourism Team taking part in 'back to the floor' events at local attractions and B&Bs

For more information contact the Eden Tourism Team:

  •   Email: tourism@eden.gov.uk
  •   Address: Eden District Council, Mansion House, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7YG