Businesses in Keswick have gathered almost 4,000 signatures on a petition asking Allerdale Borough Council not to raise car parking charges.Read the full story ›
A train company is offering discounted fares to parts of northern England hit by flooding, in a bid to boost tourism.Read the full story ›
Businesses in Keswick have gathered almost 4,000 signatures on a petition asking Allerdale Borough Council not to raise car parking charges.
The council has proposed lowering charges in places like Maryport and raising them in Keswick, to make £3.5million worth of savings and to encourage more people to use long-stay car parks.
A 49-mile cycle relay has been held, to mark the opening of new interactive tourist boards along the Copeland Coast.
The audio visual boards tell people about the area.
They were designed with help from the local community, and it's hoped they'll bring more visitors.
Tourism bosses say business is booming in the Lake District, despite this year's summer being disturbed by heavy rainfall.
According to Cumbria Tourism the number of visitors to the area in the first five months of 2015 is up by between four and eight percent, compared to the same time last year.
In the first five months of this year we're seeing between four and eight percent increase in visitor numbers, and occupancy in hotels, at caravan sites and self-catering accommodation.
So the weather doesn't seem to be affecting us at all."
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The market town of Alston has been awarded £1.7million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to attract extra visitors and boost the local economy. Hannah McNulty reports.
For the first time, the amount of money brought into the region has exceeded £300 million.Read the full story ›
Four attractions in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders have been recognised by TripAdvisor for their consistently high reviews.Read the full story ›