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Eden Tourism

Eden visitor numbers

According to the 2014 STEAM research figures the Eden District benefited from an increase on the number of visitors, their spend and the number of FTE (full time equivalent jobs) supported by Tourism:

  • 4.5 million visitors (up 5% on 2013)
  • A massive £276.99 million (up 10% on 2013) spent by visitors
  • Tourism Supported 4,039 FTE (Full time equivalent) jobs (up 3.6% on 2013)

The work of Eden Tourism

Eden Tourism acknowledges the importance of tourism to the economy of Eden and carries out a variety of activities to help sustain and attract more visitors to the area. These include:

  • Marketing and promotion of Eden as a holiday destination
  • A website of tourism information that can be visited at including an online booking option for accommodation
  • Producing marketing literature including the Eden Visitor Guide in partnership with Bucket and Spade
  • Produce a complete set of Eden Cycling leaflets and town mini guides for Penrith, Appleby, Kirkby Stephen, Orton and Tebay and Alston Moor
  • Send a monthly visitor e-newsletter with news, events and special offers
  • Eden Tourism also offers advice and support to new and expanding tourism businesses
  • Small tourism marketing grants available
  • Work with local tourism businesses to encourage participation in Quality Assurance Schemes and ensuring high standards of Quality Accommodation
  • We have a close working relationship with members of the local tourism trade through the establishment of the Eden Tourism Network
  • Plan and organise the (now annual) Eden Tourism Summit with key speakers from national and international tourism related organisations
  • Keep local tourism businesses up to date with our tourism work via a regular Eden Tourism Newsletter
  • Use social media - Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+ to promote Eden locally and nationally
  • Work in partnership with a large number of organisations including Cumbria Tourism to provide additional promotional opportunities for Eden businesses
  • Organise and take part in Eden events to launch English Tourism Week
  • Operate one and part fund two Tourist Information Centres throughout Eden. Plus support the work of the Upper Eden Visitor Centre, Kirkby Stephen

For further information:

  • Contact: Tourism Manager
  • Address: Mansion House, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7YG
  • Telephone: 01768 212165 / 212167
  • Email:
Penrith TIC
Eden Visitor Guide 2016

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