CUMBRIA residents can enjoy a discount to some of the most popular attractions the Lake District has to offer – thanks to the return of the Local Residents’ Discount Card.

Passengers have taken advantage of discounted tickets offered by Windermere Lake Cruises to enjoy all the natural beauty on their doorstep. Visitors to the popular Lakeland Motor Museum have also benefitted from the same reduced entry fees.

Anyone who has an existing card, or signs up for a free Local Residents’ Discount Card can enjoy 20 per cent off all scheduled weekday Windermere Lake Cruises services from now until the 30th of September.

This discount increases to 50 per cent off from October 1 until 30 April next year.

Visitors to the Lakeland Motor Museum get the same discounts on admission prices.

The Local Residents’ Discount Cards are free to anyone living in CA or LA postcode areas, which cover the whole of Cumbria and a large area of North Lancashire. Lancaster University and University of Cumbria students are also eligible to apply, by presenting their students union card.

MyCumbria Card holders can also benefit from the same offers.

Jennifer Cormack, Sales & Marketing Director at Windermere Lake Cruises, said: “We are excited to resume our discount offer for local people living in the Cumbria area for both boat services and museum entry.

"It costs absolutely nothing to sign up for one of our residents cards, so they’re an ideal way to rediscover some of the great Lake District sights on their doorstep – and the incredible displays at the Lakeland Motor Museum - without breaking the bank.”

To apply for a Local Residents’ Discount Card you can either sign up online at Local Residents' Card sign-up or fill out a form at the Westmorland County Show on Wednesday and Thursday this week, (Proof of permanent residency in a CA or LA postcode area will be required).

People with a Windermere Lake Cruises or Lakeland Motor Museum Local Residents’ Card can also qualify for discounts to the Lakes Aquarium attraction.

That includes 30% off adult and child admissions and 10% off in the café and gift shop. Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway also offer a 50% discount to local residents.