The Lake District Pound

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The Lake District Pound (LD£) is our region’s new local currency – designed to celebrate everything you love about this place and help keep our region special.

You can spend LD£ in local businesses in and around the Lake District, where you see the LD£ sign.

Spending LD£ is a great way to explore our local culture and show your support for the local businesses that make it so special as only local businesses can accept the Lake District Pound.

The Lake District Pound is an annual currency – with exciting new designs launching each year. You can buy LD£ online, or at LD£ Exchange Points throughout the Lake District including Keswick Post Office. There are no charges or exchange rates to pay, and you can always swap back any currency you’re not able to spend during its period of validity. Loving the LD£ designs? Feel like collecting some LD£ as a memento or keepsake? Every LD£ you collect helps us to continue supporting local businesses, and fund local community and conservation projects through the incredible work of Cumbria Community Foundation and the Lake District Foundation. 

Below are our Keswick Tourism Association members who accept the Lake District Pound. For a full list of businesses throughout the Lake District click here.


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Pick up a LD£ Passport and collect stamps when you visit local businesses on the LD£ Passport Trail. There are loads of fun icons to collect and every stamp is unique.