Gloriously Artisan Tours

“Enjoy a gastronomic visit to the 'foodiest' parts of Cumbria.” - AA Inspector



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Operating since 1985, Lakes Travel Group offers “Gloriously Artisan Tours” across the Lake District. The Lake District is fast becoming the foodie capital of Cumbria, with new artisan and specialist producers appearing all the time. Daytime tours may last up to 8 hours, and take you around in a comfortable chauffeured van to farm shops, micro breweries, distilleries, cheese producers, chocolatiers, fudge makers, butchers, ice cream manufacturers and many more. The evening tour involves a gastronomy evening in Cartmel, that includes a microbrewery visit, a 3 course meal with complimentary drink, and a wander round the village.

Gloriously Artisan Tours


About the area

Discover Cumbria

Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.

Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.

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