Lake District

15 Awesome Pictures Of The Lake District As It's Awarded World Heritage Status

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK

The Lake District has been named as a World Heritage Site, Unesco has announced. The region, in north-west England, joins sites including the Taj Maha...

Literature And Language In Action

Farida Ahmed | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Farida Ahmed

As a private tutor and mentor to young people, I am always looking for ingenious ways to truly connect with students to make teaching and learning as ...

Why We Should Look Closer To Home For Adventure

Charlie Hainsworth | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Hainsworth

Every year many Brits travel abroad in search of the beauty in our world. As the very fortunate individual chosen as 16-25 Railcard's first Chief Adventure Officer, it is my job to show the Great British public why they should be looking closer to home, embracing a staycation, and exploring all our nation has to offer.

Ditch The Passport! 10 Beautiful Holiday Destinations On Your Doorstep

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Whether you’re looking for a spontaneous city break or some respite from the stresses of the daily grind, there’s a lot to be said for the humble ...

A Weekend in The Lakes with Sykes Cottages - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

I'd never really explored the Lakes properly so this year for August Bank Holiday weekend, my husband Steve and I decided to do just that and set off on the train from London Euston for 4 nights in the Lake District.

Sarah Ann Harris

Holocaust Survivor 'Couldn't Hold Back Tears' For European Migrants | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK

Ben Helfgott arrived in the UK 70 years ago today, orphaned by the Holocaust and far from his native home in Poland. Aged just 15, Helfgott’s sho...

Six Places in the UK You Have to Visit Before You Die

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 02.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Great Britain may be small and compact but our little island offers a world of rich history, outstanding nature and some of Europe's most diverse and exciting cities. There are some places in Britain that are simply unmissable; here are 6 places in the UK you just have to visit before you die.

The Mystery Of Lost Dog Found Wandering On Top Of England's Highest Peak

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

An animal welfare group is trying to solve the mystery of how a dog came to be alone top of England's highest peak. The male collie cross was disco...

Poorna Bell

How Foraging Is Making The Lake District A Favourite Foodie Hangout | Poorna Bell | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Type ‘why is English food’ into Google, and the first two auto-predictions to finish off the sentence are bad and bland. Yet while this may ha...

Lakes Without a Car

Andrew White | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew White

I'm in the Lake District for a few days... which often happens as a connoisseur of fine landscapes and excellent walking. But this trip is a little different. Sure, there have been a few walks, one of which I filmed, and I have caught up on my latest landscape viewing, but really I'm here now for a different purpose.

Good Hotel Guide Reveals 10 Beautiful Lake District Hotels

The Good Hotel Guide | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

People who enjoy travel often forget that there are some beautiful locations to visit here in the UK. The Lake District, England’s largest natio...

Bank Holiday Attractions for the Arts and Crafts Enthusiast

Vicky Dean | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Vicky Dean

Another bank holiday weekend is nearly upon us. If you are an arts and crafts enthusiast looking for inspirational activities with a creative bent then read on. Looking at William Morris, John Constable and Beatrix Potter we will tour the houses and landscapes that they lived in and loved.

Same Sex Honeymoon Destinations

Andrew Matthews | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

What happens when the party's over? I'm not talking about the old 'marriage kills romance' cliché - I'm thinking more immediate and pressing issues, like honeymoons. They're well within my remit, so here are a few first thoughts on some romantic destinations that almost live up to finally being able to say 'I Do'.

Luxury in the Lakes: Cumbria

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

You may think it strange that winter is my favourite season to visit Cumbria - but this is the time of year its' landscapes are most dramatic. Dawn mists rising over the lakes, crisp frost glistening on the heathers, and serene muted winter tones. It's breathtaking - sometimes, curiously haunting...

World's First Underground Cricket Match Held In Cumbria (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK Sport

Disheartened by England's Ashes surrender? Then savour the first ever underground cricket match, played in Honister Slate Mine in the Lake District. ...

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival

Dr Dan Smith | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Dr Dan Smith

When I mentioned I was off to Kendal for The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, people asked if it was a comic con kind of thing. I answered that although I do go to those sorts of events, this is more of a literary festival.


The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

A fresh octopus has been found dead near the top of England's highest mountain. The pasty-white, limp carcass was discovered by a team of volunteer...

10 of the Best Active Breaks in Britain

Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

When summer finally arrives after a long, hard winter, it’s essential to make the most of it. And even within the confines of our own little island,...

Beautiful Britain: Idyllic Locations

Zahra Razavi | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

From the loveliness of our coastlines to the fabulous fields of the countryside, this country has much to offer - to visitors and residents alike. I only recently realised that I haven't seen nearly enough of it, spending my time travelling abroad more than I have around my home nation.

Not a Marathon Runner? Try a Walking Holiday

Andrew Matthews | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

The truth is, for whatever reason, we're not all runners. Walking on the other hand, that's something anyone can get into.

Generator May Have Caused Carbon Monoxide Deaths Of Mother And Child

PA | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK

A generator may have caused the deaths of a 10-year-old girl and her mother from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, police have said. Kelly Webst...

Woman And Young Girl Die After Suffering Breathing Difficulties On Boat

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK

A woman and a young girl have died and a man is seriously ill after suffering suspected Carbon Monoxide poisoning on a boat in the Lake District. T...

Reasons to Holiday in the UK This Year

Zahra Razavi | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

I have high hopes for the summer - in terms of both weather and activities. While you're snuggling up with your hot water bottle and sipping your cup of tea, have a think about the following reasons to stay in Britain for this year's holiday.

Pop Artist Who Escaped Nazi Germany Gets London Show

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.03.2013 | Home

The first major exhibition to focus on artist Kurt Schwitters' life in Britain following his escape from Nazi Germany opens this week. Eccentric Ge...

Harry Takes Taylor To Meet His Mum..

WENN | Posted 13.12.2012 | Home

Things are getting serious between Harry Styles and Taylor Swift - he's taken her home to meet his mum. That's right, Haylor - as the hot new coupl...