Did you know the Lake District now has its own currency and you can get yours from our Windermere Tourist Information Centre?
It’s a fun way of exploring the area and helping our local communities!
How does the LD£ work?
The LD£ is a local currency which you can swap one-for-one with Sterling and spend in local businesses. This means every time you use your LD£ you are supporting independent, unique businesses which help keep our area special.
There are over 220 businesses involved across the Lakes, with more joining the community all the time – that means lots of opportunities to have fun using the LD£ to explore attractions, cafes, restaurants, pubs, campsites and more!
Look out for the LD£ symbol in the window and go to www.lakedistrictpound.com for a full list of participating businesses.
Where can I get them?
You can swap your Sterling for the beautiful LD£ at our Windermere Tourist Information Centre, as well as at Windermere Post Office.
A full list of exchange points is available at www.lakedistrictpound.com
Have fun on the LD£ Passport Trail
You can get your very own LD£ Passport and collect unique stamps from the businesses you visit to show just how much you love them.
Look out for the special LD£ Passport stickers in the windows of participating businesses and why not come and pick up your first stamp at Windermere Tourist Information Centre!
Can I swap my LD£ back if I don’t want to keep them?
Yes! It’s easy to swap back your LD£ at one of the exchange points.
The LD£ are valid for a year until the end of January. However, new currency with new designs are going to be launched in December so you can swap your old LD£ for new ones if you like.
What happens if I keep my LD£?
Every LD£ you keep as memento of your time in the Lake District helps create proceeds which are put towards funding two local charities; the Cumbria Community Foundation and the Lake District Foundation. It’s a fun way to give back and help look after our people and places!
Where can I find out more?
For more information go to www.lakedistrictpound.com. You can also keep up to date with the news about the LD£ at: