Lake District holiday

25 Reasons NOT to Visit the Lake District!

25 reasons why a visit to a Lake District hotel *might* not be a good idea. The verdict is in. After thorough research, we’ve come to the conclusion that the Lake District isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.  Yes, it’s been described as one of the best holiday destinations in the UK. But WHY would …

March in the Lake District

An insider’s guide to the best events, attractions, special offers and walks during March in the Lake District. If you’re anything like us, the arrival of spring on 1st of March is music to your ears. Don’t get us wrong, the Lake District is stunning at all times of year. But there is something quite …

Lake District Photo Competition

February in the Lake District

An Insider’s Guide to the best events and things to do during February in the Lake District. After gladly waving goodbye to January, how about leaving the winter blues truly behind and heading off on a Lake District holiday this February? Yes, you’re right – it is still technically winter in the UK. But February …

Our owner becomes a CBE!

Nigel Mills recognised for his services to business in Cumbria and the North East. All the staff at The Trout Hotel would like to extend our warmest congratulations to The Trout’s co-owner, Nigel John Mills, for being made a CBE in the 2018 New Year Honours List. He received recognition from the Queen for his …

January in the Lake District

AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO THE BEST EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO during January in the Lake District. Typically when we think of January, we think of cold, dark days where money is scarce but drizzle is not. A month where people tend to lock themselves indoors, either because they’ve jumped on the ‘dry January’ band …

December in the Lake District

December in the Lake District

AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO THE BEST EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO DURING DECEMBER IN THE LAKE DISTRICT. From the moment you arrive in the Lake District and set your sights on the majestic valleys, glimmering lakes and mountainous skyline – you’ll know why the UNESCO World Heritage site is an unmissable UK tourist destination. The …

Taste Cumbria Christmas Market: Your Guide

Plotting your Christmas shopping? There’s no better way to infuse a little tradition and magic into the festive period than with a visit to Taste Cumbria Christmas Market on 9 and 10 December. Welcoming the festive season with a cup of silky hot chocolate or a glass of fresh mulled wine is a guaranteed spirit …

November in the Lake District

November in the Lake District

AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO THE BEST EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO DURING November in the Lake District. As autumn slips into winter, don’t hibernate just yet. November is a great month for a hotel break in the Lake District and, to let you in on a little secret, is a month that offers panoramic views …

Autumn Photo Competition – Gallery

If you’ve never visited the Lake District in Autumn, this gallery of photos proves that it’s a truly magical time for a hotel break in the Lake District. The autumnal hues that descend on the Lake District during Autumn are well and truly marvellous. A palette of red, orange, brown and yellow transform the region …