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Eden tourism team

The work of the Eden Tourism Team

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 destination website of tourism information that can be visited at
  • Online booking option for accommodation available on the Visit Eden website
  • Produce in partnership with Bucket and Spade the annual Eden Visitor Guide
  • Produce a complete set of Eden Cycling leaflets for Penrith, Ullswater, Alston and the North Pennines and Appleby and Kirkby Stephen
  • Produce a complete of town mini guides for Penrith, Appleby, Kirkby Stephen, Orton and Tebay and Alston Moor
  • Promote news, events and special offers through a monthly visitor e-newsletter
  • Eden Tourism also offers advice and support to new and expanding tourism businesses
  • Administer small tourism marketing grants
  • Work with local tourism businesses to encourage participation in the Holiday Accommodation Inspection Schemes
  • 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 annual Eden Tourism Summit
  • Keep local tourism businesses up to date with our tourism work via a regular Eden Tourism Newsletter
  • Use social media to promote Eden locally and nationally - Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+
  • Work in partnership with a large number of organisations including Cumbria Tourism and the Ullswater Association to provide additional promotional opportunities for Eden businesses
  • Organise and take part in events to launch English Tourism Week in Eden
  • Operate one and part fund two Tourist Information Centres throughout Eden. Plus support the work of the Upper Eden Visitor Centre, Kirkby Stephen