The LD£ is a ‘local currency’ that will be available for you to enjoy during your holiday. Lake District £s are equal in value to Sterling pounds and are a fun way of supporting local businesses and attractions during your stay.
You can purchase your pounds today by phoning Heart of the Lakes on 015394 32321. We can add your LD£ to an existing booking for when you arrive or you can just pay over the phone and we will send them straight to you. LD£s are accepted in participating local businesses and attractions alongside the usual Sterling and change can be given in either LD£ or Sterling.
Your ‘starter’ pack is worth £50 and will come with a variation of notes note. You can order multiple packs of £50 each. You may also wish to obtain a LD£ passport from the local post office so that you can collect the unique stamps – every participating business has a different one!
You can spend your LD£s in local businesses where you see the LD£ sign. All businesses that accept the LD£ are unique to the Lake District or founded in the Lake District, locally owned and locally trading. So when you use your LD£ in these businesses you know that you ae supporting our local communities.
This is an annual currency – new designs will be issued in December every year and remain valid until the end of January of the following year. They cannot be spent after that date.
Yes! It’s easy to exchange your LD£s at one of our participating Post Offices or other LD£ exchange points any time during their year of validity. You can swap them for Sterling or for next year’s LD£s.
Every LD£ you choose to keep as a memento funds projects that look after our landscapes and local communities. It’s a fun way to give back and help keep the Lake District special for future generations.
Follow the LD£ on www.lakedistrictpound.com