New Year 2019 in the Lake District


Ring out the old, ring in the new! If you're considering a New Year's break in the Lake District, then take a look at what's happening across the region to help you welcome in 2020.

Don't forget to book your perfect New Year's self-catering holiday cottage close to these fabulous events!

New Year's Eve Party at Appleby Castle

Appleby in the Eden Valley is packed full of interesting history and has a lovely position sat on the river. The castle, once owned by Lady Anne Clifford, offers you a chance to taste your own bit of history with its New Year's Eve Party on the 31st of December. Guests can arrive from 6pm for drinks and canapés before the sound of bagpipes will travel through the halls. A tasty banquet, accompanied by tasteful piano music, will be served in the 15th century great hall before a jazz band strikes up. A disco then runs until the early hours of the morning after you've brought in the New Year at midnight.

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New Year's Eve Celebration

Food at the Lyth Valley Country InnEnjoy the New Year celebrations in style with a 10-course tasting menu created by an award-winning chef at the Lyth Valley Country Inn near Kendal. You can also include a wine pairing if you want to go all out! If you're feeling fresh on New Year's Day, there will be a delicious afternoon tea on the 1st of January.

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NYE at The Halston Aparthotel

The Halston Aparthotel in CarlisleFor a glamorous night out, head to The Halston Aparthotel in Carlisle on New Year's Eve. There will be fizz, canapés, a four-course banquet, and a party with live music performed by local band, Highly Strung. If you over indulge during the evening (!) or just need an energy boost, there will even be late-night bacon butties on offer! Who could say no to that?

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New Year's Eve at Mizu Pan Asian Restaurant

Mizu Pan Asian Restaurant in the Lodore Falls hotel in Borrowdale offers up something different with a delicious selection of food from Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Thailand. Their New Year's Eve Party will begin with cocktails & canapés and end with a glass of fizz to toast in the New Year, with a tasty seven-course meal in between and a live band and DJ providing entertainment throughout the evening,

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New Year's Eve Party at Brewery Arts Centre

If you're looking for all the fun of a New Year's Eve Party without the extravagance, then the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal may have just the party for you! The venue's Vats Bar opens from 8pm until late with a well-stocked bar and nibbles for just £5. There will also be a local DJ performing so that you can dance the night away, too!

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New Year's Eve Celebration Dinner at The Pennington

Champagne poured into a glass

If you're a gin lover, then The Pennington in Ravenglass is serving up a real New Year treat for you! To celebrate the arrival of 2020, they will be putting on a sumptuous "Taste of Gin" gourmet menu with a sparkling gin fizz cocktail on arrival followed by tasty treats, all with a nod to this popular drink. Delicious!

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New Year's Day Dip at Fell Foot

What better way to bring in the New Year than with a winter dip in the Lake District's most popular lake, Windermere? The famous New Year's Day Dip sees wild swimmers - experienced and beginners alike - come together for a refreshing plunge into the waters at the southern tip of the lake. The invigorating experience will get you raring to go for a successful new year. Arranged by the National Trust, there will also be a hot shower waiting for you afterwards.

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Whether you party the night away or choose to spend a cosy evening with your nearest and dearest in front of a crackling wood burner, we hope you find your perfect self-catering holiday cottage. Take a look at our cottages that are available for New Year, or browse all our lovely properties with our cottage search.

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