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From the Hoff to Fury: some of the A-list celebrities to visit Cumbria

Renowned around the world for its beauty, Cumbria is certainly no stranger to attracting celebrities.

From A-list actors to celebrity top chefs, there have been plenty of visitors this year alone, not to mention decades.

Here’s a list of some famous faces that have popped up in our county in recent years.

Taylor Swift

Remember when Harry Styles and Taylor Swift took a little break in the Lake District?

The couple traveled to Bowness on Windermere in 2012.

They stopped at several businesses in the area, such as the Beatrix Potter Kindergarten.

Taylor loves the Lake District so much that she decided to dedicate a song from her album to it.

Gordon Ramsey with MRT members and Tyson Fury at Currock HouseTaylor Swift

The track “The Lakes” is a bonus track on their new album “Folklore”.

Some of the lyrics include: “Take me to the lakes where all the poets went to die” and “These Windermere peaks look like a perfect place to weep.”

Gordon Ramsey

Everyone’s favorite chef Gordon Ramsey spent a day with the Keswick and Cockermouth rescue teams as they hung out from a harness for lunch overlooking the Honister Slate Mine – all as part of filming for Gordon’s latest ` show, Gordon Ramsays Future Food Stars.

Gordon Ramsey with MRT members and Tyson Fury at Currock HouseBOSS: Ramsay alongside MRT’s Alan Littlefair and Dave Pratt.

Tom cruise

Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise was pictured filming his latest Mission Impossible film in the Lake District. The star met Adrian Newby while walking up High Crag, Buttermere, with his daughter Becca and their cockatoo Bernie.

Gordon Ramsey with MRT members and Tyson Fury at Currock HouseTom Cruise with Adrian Newby and his daughter Becca

Just last week, three TV stars turned up for an ice cream at a West Cumbrian cafe during prime time. Emmerdale’s Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle), Dominic Brunt (Paddy Kirk) and Zoe Henry (Rhona Goskirk) all stopped for a cup of coffee at Hartley’s Beach Shop and Tearooms – while apparently vacationing in the area.

Gordon Ramsey with MRT members and Tyson Fury at Currock HouseHartleys staff with the Emmerdale cast

Olly Murs

Olly Murs, the world famous singer-songwriter, was in the Lake District last June to raise money for the Samaritan suicide prevention charity. In memory of TV presenter Caroline Flack, he climbed 24 peaks in 24 hours.

Gordon Ramsey with MRT members and Tyson Fury at Currock HouseOlly Murs in the Lake District. Photo credit: @Ollymur’s Instagram

World boxing champion Tyson Fury met teenagers from Currock House ABC on Sunday before his first fight with Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas in 2018.

Gordon Ramsey with MRT members and Tyson Fury at Currock HouseWorld boxing champion Tyson Fury met with teenagers from Currock House ABC ahead of his first fight with Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas

David Hasslehoff

Baywatch star David Hasslehoff paid a visit to Holbeck Ghyll in Windermere in 2016. Subsequently, in 2020, to promote tourism in the area, he posted this on the Lake District website: “The lake, the hotel, Holbeck Ghyll… the time we spent in Cumbria was magical. Almost like being far away in a quiet serene place of beauty – A place to sigh and look into a lover’s eyes”

Coolest Hotel in the Lakes!! Thanks Stephen Leahy! pic.twitter.com/qirSXQMElj

— David Hasselhoff (@DavidHasselhoff) September 18, 2016

We’re sure there are many more faces to check out. Let us know who you’ve met in our county in the comments.

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