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Make the most of your free time in Cumbria, the festival county of the UK.

With over 100 major festivals held in Cumbria every year, including The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Kendal Mountain Festival and Ulverston’s Dickensian Festival, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. For the latest festival news and more information on what's on in Cumbria, head to Cumbria Live.

For those who prefer fell running to festivals, there’s plenty to excite outdoor enthusiasts in the region, including The Lakesman triathlon.

As well as the fells and lakes, the Lake District is home to climbing centres, underground tunnels and treetop treks so you can make the most of living close to the beautiful National Park.

Enjoy the cultural side of Cumbria with theatre performances, gigs and lively bars, as well as a range of venues and nightlife across the county.

Discover outstanding music, art, theatre, comedy and festivals in inspiring settings at

Find out why The Lake District is #theplacetobe with a visit to Cumbria. Go to Go Lakes for more information on where to stay and what's on.

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