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Thursday 23 November 2017

The Lake District is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, pulling in around 18.5 million visitors a year.

However, many tourists choose to visit the area in the summer months, with the Lakes becoming synonymous with summer boat tours, ice cream trips and sunny (sometimes) hillwalking.

Many people, then, miss out on what the Lakes have to offer during the winter months. From Christmas markets to pantomimes, from boutique shopping to festivals, you can do it all within the heart of the Lake District.

Here, we’re going to give you a rundown of the best that the Lakes has to offer around Christmas and New Year.

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Monday 20 November 2017

We know many of our guests come here to escape from the ‘everyday’ and spend quality time together as a couple. With such beautiful surroundings, it seems unthinkable not to visit the Lake District without going on a walk so we’ve listed some walks that take in some breath-taking views but are also easy to follow…an important one as getting lost could spoil the romance!

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Thursday 16 November 2017

While a summer wedding is certainly a wonderful thing, many people simply do not consider a winter wedding. They are that little bit less common, but in fact, a winter wedding can be simply magical, as we have seen many times right here at Broadoaks

To give you a little something to think about as we do head into the colder months, here at 5 reasons you should consider opting for a winter wonderland wedding.

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Monday 13 November 2017

The Lake District is well known for its beautiful fells and lakes, quaint villages and abundant wildlife. Here, we give you the low-down on 10 well known, and some lesser known Cumbrian specialties.

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Thursday 9 November 2017

Whether it’s a wedding, birthday party or just a family gathering, choosing the venue is one of the most important decisions that you’ll have to make.

One thing that you’ll have to bear in mind is whether you’ll be getting the venue on an exclusive hire basis or not.

We’re going to take a look at exactly what ‘exclusive hire’ means and why it’s something you shouldn’t overlook for your next special event.

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Tuesday 7 November 2017

Autumn. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness; when the world turns red and gold, mornings are crisp and log fires mesmerise. Mulled wine and blazing fires bring welcome warmth to the reception and a firework fountain finale adds extra sparkle and drama to the close of the first day of the rest of your lives together.

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Wednesday 18 October 2017

If you have recently got engaged, you may be deciding where you’d like to tie the knot right now. Well call us biased, but we think that the Lake District is the most perfect place for you and your loved one to say your vows for a whole host of reasons.  

To share with you why we feel this way, here are our top ten reasons!

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Wednesday 4 October 2017

Here at Broadoaks, we were over the moon a couple of months ago when UNESCO announced that the Lake District National Park was to be granted World Heritage Status!

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Tuesday 3 October 2017

The Lake District is well known among keen walkers for having breath-taking views, amazing history and utter freedom. It also has loads of potential for dog walkers, and many walkers have their ever faithful friend beside them on a long trek. However, some walks can be ruined by high volumes of sheep, or bad routes for dogs to walk. Here are some of the best routes that Flo our hotel friendly Cavapoo has recommended to take when you go walking with your dog in the Lake District.

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Sunday 1 October 2017

Our partnership with Laurent Perrier champagne officially began in August 2012 when we were selected as one of their ‘Partners of Choice’, but our love affair with this champagne started much earlier than 2012 due to its distinctive flavour, with hints of citrus and white fruits, and a fine long finish.


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Saturday 16 September 2017

Tying the knot is supposed to be one of the most memorable days of your life and, as much as it’s likely to be a delightful experience, there’s an awful lot of pressure put on your wedding day to be perfect.

The best way to take some of that pressure off is to plan ahead, so to help you out, we’ve got together 11 wedding experts and faced them with the question ‘what are the best ways to organise and plan a wedding?’. Here’s what they had to say...

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Thursday 14 September 2017

If you’re unsure about how hiring an exclusive use wedding venue can enhance your wedding day, keep reading for five reasons which might just convince you to go for that exclusive use venue. 

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Friday 8 September 2017

Here at Broadoaks, we’ve been helping couples plan their special day for many years. You may think we’ve seen it all but no wedding is ever the same, and each one holds a special place in our hearts.

For some, planning a wedding can fill a couple with joy, others with dread. We know there are couples that find planning a wedding stressful and those that relish at the chance, but in the end, you all want the same thing, a wedding day that’s perfect for both of you.

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Tuesday 5 September 2017

Your big day is coming up, congratulations! Whether you were the one who proposed or not, you’re absolutely going to have your hands full trying to prepare for the big day. The reception is often a big deal, as this is the first celebration of the union of the couple.

You undoubtedly want to do everything possible to make this as special as possible, so what do the pros have to say? Here are some top tips from the best party planners themselves.

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Tuesday 8 August 2017

Tying the knot is supposed to be one of the most memorable days of your life and, as much as it’s likely to be a delightful experience, there’s an awful lot of pressure put on your wedding day to ensure it’s nothing short of perfect.

The best way to take some of that pressure off is to plan ahead, so to help you out, we’ve got together 10 wedding experts and faced them with the question ‘what are the best ways to organise and plan a wedding?’ purposefully keeping an open question to make sure we received their very best tips.

Here’s what they had to say...

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Wednesday 16 November 2016

Getting married in such a stunningly beautiful part of the country will certainly make your wedding day both something memorable and something different. The idyllic, fairy-story Lake District wedding venues will make your special day, very special indeed. The breath-taking scenery that wedding hotels in the Lake District are blessed with will guarantee you a setting that will live long in the memory of both yourselves and all of your guests.

There are never many free dates at Broadoaks so planning ahead is both advisable and necessary if you are not to be disappointed. Click here to see our wedding options and pricing.

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