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Dickensian Christmas Festival Ulverston 24th & 25th November 2012

Date: 19th November 2012

Dickensian Christmas Festival Ulverston 24th & 25th November 2012

The Dickensian style two day Christmas festival attracts thousands of people each year to the small market town of Ulverston, on the Furness peninsula in the South of Cumbria. The festival is now in its 14th year, and this year takes place on the weekend of Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November.

It is now one of the most popular Dickensian style festivals in the country and gives locals and visitors the chance to experience the atmosphere of how life might have been in a traditional market town in the 1850s. The festival is organised by a committee of local volunteers and is run on a non-profit basis, relying on fund raising, sponsorships, grants and donations from local businesses. There is a great community spirit with the local shop keepers really getting into the spirit of the festival by dressing up in traditional period clothing. You get a real feeling of stepping back in time as you walk through Ulverston’s cobbled streets and ginnels, with its unique speciality shops and traditional old worldy pubs.

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Spending Christmas or New Year in Lake District Cottages

Date: 2nd November 2011

Spending Christmas or New Year in Lake District Cottages

Have you ever thought about hiring a Lake District cottage over Christmas or for New Year? Unlike caravans and lodges were sites are often closed over Christmas, many Lake District cottages can be hired for the Christmas week or for the New Year week. What could be better than hiring a cottage over Christmas in the Lake District? Even if it doesn’t snow, waking up in a cottage in a stunning Lakeland setting, may be a walk before cooking a Christmas dinner or even booking for Christmas dinner in one of the nearby hotels. A self catering cottage gives you that home from home feeling over Christmas. It also means all the family can be together if a larger self catering property is hired or a group of friends.

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