Everyone knows that our treasured Lake District is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with scenery and nature beyond compare. But the area also holds one of the country’s top international music festivals, over a number of venues spanning the first two weeks of August.
The Lake District Summer Music festival celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and runs from the 1st August to the 14th August, with performances, talks and masterclasses taking place in churches, halls, open air market town venues, and even cinemas and craft centres. You can enjoy some of the best musicians and artists from around the world, performing jazz, musical theatre, orchestral concerts, opera and ballet, and much, much more.
With venues dotted around the Kendal, Windermere, Hawkshead and Ambleside areas, your perfect summer break could entail a delightful stay here with us at the 4-star Borrowdale Gates Hotel, combined with cycling or trekking jaunts to the events featured at the Lake District Summer Music festival. Share the joy of powerful and moving music set in the awe-inspiring beauty of the surrounding countryside.
Of course, you don’t have to walk or cycle to your musical events; the in-between areas provide some fabulous driving routes. You could pass through the stunning areas around Castlerigg, or take your journey on the A591, alongside the waters of Thirlmere.
Whatever you choose to do in the Lake District this summer, culture and nature come together in an amazing celebration of our precious national parks.