The county of Cumbria is without doubt one of the most inspirational destinations in the UK in which to host conferences, meetings and events.
An extraordinarily beautiful county, Cumbria undeniably boasts some of the most exquisite locations the country has to offer including the Lake District, Eden Valley, the North Pennines, Furness Pennines and part of the Yorkshire Dales making this an ideal choice for outdoor pursuit teambuilding events and corporate activities as well as rural corporate retreats, hideaway meetings and romantic weddings.
Interesting | Historic venues in a charming destination
Richly historic charming towns and villages such as Ambleside, Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle, Kendal, Keswick, Penrith and well-known Windermere offer idyllic settings complete with a comprehensive range of meeting venues including historic buildings, sporting and academic venues, and luxurious country house hotels, all equipped to accommodate conferences and corporate events.
The region is extremely accessible by road given that the M6 motorway runs through the county north to south whilst the A66 runs east to west, as well as via excellent rail links and flights into Manchester, Liverpool or Newcastle airports for international conference delegates.
It is no wonder that many artists and poets have been inspired by this incredible landscape of mountains and lakes. Here, delegates will be able to broaden their horizons for blue sky thinking and strategy meetings and indulge in adventurous teambuilding events and corporate activities in the truly great outdoors.
Conferencing facilities such as the North Lakes Hotel & Spa and BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Inn Hotel offer dedicated meeting and training rooms whilst venues such as Crown & Mitre Hotel also provide a comprehensive selection of conference spaces. Sporting venues throughout the county provide excellent conference and banqueting facilities for various capacities including Carlisle Racecourse and Penrith RUFC.
The county is of course a popular tourist destination and therefore offers an abundance of exquisite country house hotels ideal for corporate retreats such as Rydall Hall, The Belsfield Hotel, and stately home Classic British.
Superb conference-minded hotels such as the historic Laura Ashley, The Belsfield - Cumbria and Hallmark Hotel Carlisle, which alone boasts several conference suites with capacity for 200 delegates alongside teambuilding events in an enchanting Carlisle location.
Throughout Cumbria are a number of outstanding alternatives again able to accommodate the full spectrum of requirements for all corporate events. Major hotel groups represented within the county of Cumbria include Classic British Hotels, Corus Hotels, Hallmark Hotels, Peel Hotels, Shire Hotels and Strathmore Hotels.