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. It’s been described as one of the best holiday destinations in the UK. But why would anyone …

April in the Lake District

An insider’s guide to The Western Lake District featuring the best festivals, attractions, walks and things to do.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Lake District Photo Competition – Gallery

This summer, The Trout Hotel held its first ever Lake District photo competition with the aim of showcasing and celebrating the local landscape. Social media followers were asked to send in their best shots of ‘spring and summer’ in the Lakes.   Highlights from the collection, which can be seen below, include stunning sunsets, serene …

Behind the Scenes: Part Three

Welcome to Part Three of our Behind the Scenes Blog series, where each month we take a little time out to get to know the faces responsible for making your stay at The Trout Hotel extra special. Today we’ll be chatting to Lorraine, P.A to our Managing Director, and Jo, our fabulous Derwent Restaurant Manager. Read …

The day the Lake District became a World Heritage site

It was a proud moment for Cumbrians when the Lake District became a World Heritage site. We were delighted to discover today that the Lake District National Park has been awarded one of the highest accolades on the planet. Now considered as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the park joins such wonders as the Taj …

Behind the Scenes: Part Two

Welcome to Part Two of our brand new blog series, where each month we’ll be taking a sneaky trip behind the scenes to chat to a couple of our much-loved members of staff. This week we’ll be chatting to Assistant Managers Wade and Martin, as well as Wendy, from our fabulous bar and waiting on …