What Christmas in Cumbria Really Looks Like

There are plenty of reasons to dream of a white Christmas in Cumbria – and these 10 top pictures of the picturesque place will prove why!

There aren’t many places that look insta-worthy all year-round. But the rambling Northern Fells, the quaint towns and cosy villages, and the serene lakes are what makes Christmas in Cumbria picture-perfect.

It’s easy enough for us to say that Lyons Manor House Park, located in the farming village of Edderside, boasts an absolutely stunning surrounding. With the Solway Firth to one side and Skiddaw to the other, the only English park in the Lyons portfolio really is in the perfect location for those seeking natural wonders.

This is why we’ve brought to you a selection of our favourite Instagram pictures to show you just how magical Christmas in Cumbria can be. Whether you’re looking to buy a holiday home in this rural retreat, or your soul – and feet – is craving a short winter break in the country, we’re confident these pictures will stir up that winter wanderlust.

Christmas in Cumbria through pictures

1. Buttermere by @lee_farthing

Buttermere Valley is a beautiful area encompassing woodland, grassland, and of course, three stunning lakes. However you spend your Christmas in Cumbria, be sure to visit Loweswater and Crummock Water.

2. The Lake District by mountainsanmacros 

Did you know you can actually ski in the Lake District?! There’s a 360-metre button tow lift in the national park itself, but most winter sports include rambling and mountaineering.

3. Glenriddig Village by a.calm.walk

Literally translated as ‘glen overgrown with bracken’, this quaint postcard-style town is the perfect place to spend an afternoon over Christmas in Cumbria. There’s ample opportunity to take in the stunning views next to this pretty village on the southern edge of Ullswater.

4. Tarn Hows by onelakedistrict

This attraction is one of the most visited places in the Lake District. Many walkers and take the circular route to soak up the views of the thick woodland, Wetherlam, Helvellyn and the Langdale Pikes.

5. Helvellyn Ridge by kate.s.applebee

One of the most popular climbs in the eastern fells is Helvellyn and at 950m tall there’s sure to be plenty of snow to make climbing over Christmas in Cumbria that bit more magical!

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6. Elterwater by seanhowellphoto

This small village to the south of Grasmere and to the west of Lake Windermere offers spectacular views of the Langdale Pikes.

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7. Kendal by familyadventureproject

Kendal is no ordinary market town! Throughout the year, its historic streets are alive with festivals, art & culture events, history and of course, plenty of shops.

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8. Harter Fell by snapshotdev

This modest peak of 650m is a fell located among the western Lake District, nestled between the Eskdale and Duddon valleys.

9. Ambleside by northernhabits

Standing at the head of Lake Windermere, the district’s largest lake, is the small town of Ambleside which has become on of the most popular tourist destinations in Cumbria.

10. Buttermere by ben.bush

Christmas in Cumbria under a starlit sky sounds like the stuff of fairytales. According to locals, the Northern Lights can often be seen under the brazen clouds too!

Where would you like to visit over Christmas in Cumbria? Leave your bucket list locations in the comments below!