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5 Reasons to Spend Christmas in the Lake District

With its towering fells, ancient forests and silvery lakes, the Lake District National Park is one of the most magical places in the UK. Even more stunning when sugary layers of powdered snow descend upon the landscapes, it is a place of untold natural beauty and enchantment. Needless to say, if you are looking for reasons to spend Christmas in the Lake District this year, we can think of more than a few ideas to tempt you with. From the spellbinding scenery to the unrivalled Christmas spirit, the gift of Christmas in the Lake District is one that keeps on giving. Did we also mention the great food?

For a little insight into why we love Christmas in the Lake District, we’ve put together just five of our favourite things about this magical time of year.

The Ease

One of the best reasons to spend Christmas in the Lake District is the ease. You don’t have to worry about inviting everyone over, decorating the house, filling the fridge, or even putting everything away again afterwards. All the usual stresses and hassles that come with festivities at home magically disappear when you enjoy a Christmas in the Lake District – especially when enjoyed at our Lakeland hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere. Promising all the Christmas trimmings and cheer you could wish for along with the dreamiest comfort and luxury, Christmas at The Ro Hotel ensures you don’t have to worry about any of the festive admin. Everything is taken care of for you – you simply have to turn up and… relax.

The Scenery

We may be a little biased, but it would be truly difficult to find anywhere more beautiful than our jaw-dropping National Park for a festive break. One of our favourite reasons to spend Christmas in the Lake District, the gorgeous scenery of Windermere and its surrounds sets a particularly incredible backdrop that captures the heart and mind of all generations, with views that inspire even the most seasoned travellers. What’s more, the hills and fells surrounding the lake are often frosted with snow in December – meaning that, if you’re lucky, you can enjoy a postcard-worthy white Christmas in the Lake District. Embrace a winter weekend or draw out your break and lap up the beautiful scenery of the Lake District this year.

The Food

One of the best things about Christmas in the Lake District has to be the mouth-watering festive fodder. A season when traditional dishes and delicious treats are lovingly served en masse and it becomes socially acceptable to eat chocolate for breakfast, Christmas is a wonderful time of year for foodies. Making it even more special, the Lake District is renowned for its incredible seasonal produce that graces the menus of local pubs and restaurants – including our own restaurant and bar. Book yourself a table and look forward to hearty plates of all your seasonal favourites for an unforgettable Christmas in the Lake District. Even better, if you choose to dine out, you can simply savour all the best bits without worrying about the cooking – or the cleaning up! Be gone, turkey timers.

The Walks

The Lake District is loved far and wide for its amazing walks and calls to hikers from across the globe. Made famous by the works and words of esteemed author and fell walker Alfred Wainwright, the undulating mountain trails of the National Park are some of the most awe-inspiring in the UK and beyond. One of the best reasons to spend Christmas in the Lake District, the number and variety of walks ensure there is always somewhere spectacular to uncover. Whether you’d like to earn those extra roast potatoes or simply relish the landscapes with fewer crowds, then this is a brilliant time of year to secure a Lakeland retreat and head out into the Great Outdoors this Christmas.

The Cosy Vibes

Be it curling up by crackling fires, gathering together in traditional Lakeland pubs, wrapping up in snuggly layers for atmospheric walks, or sinking back in your luxury room at The Ro, there’s just something about Christmas in the Lake District that is just that bit cosier than anywhere else. Allowing you to focus on the moment and embrace the ‘hygge’, this magical time of year promises dreamy moments and life-long memories. Spend time exploring local highlights and discovering and rediscovering new and old favourites places to visit, before returning to relax in your private sanctuary to kick back and relax. With a range of rooms to choose from, you can select the one that’s just right for you to embrace the cosy vibes for the best Christmas in the Lake District.

Christmas at The Ro Hotel

If you can’t wait to spend a magical Christmas in the Lake District and are looking for the perfect place to enjoy your break, we would love to welcome you at The Ro Hotel. A beautiful, family and dog-friendly hotel close to the shores of Windermere, we offer a dreamy sanctuary from which to cherish unparalleled Lake District retreats. Book one of our luxury rooms for your Christmas holiday and look forward to the cosiest rooms, friendliest service and most beautiful location. All rooms feature their own private bathrooms and are furnished with tasteful, artistic decor and an array of modern amenities for utmost comfort.