Four of Cumbria's best known attractions have come together to exhibit at a national travel show.

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway and Ullswater Steamers have teamed up with Lowther Castle and Gardens and the National Trust Steam Yacht Gondola to exhibit at the British Tourism and Travel Show on March 20 to March 21.

The show is the leading trade exhibition for the domestic tourism industry.

This year it is taking place at the NEC in Birmingham and over the course of two days attendees will be able to explore the whole breadth of the British Isles.

The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway will be promoting its new Lake District Steam Tour run in partnership with National Trust Steam Yacht Gondola and Muncaster Castle.

The full day itinerary will enable visitors to experience the motion, smells and sounds of a life driven by steam, which in its heyday was the height of innovation used for both pleasure and industry.

Lowther Castle and Gardens will be attending the show for the first time.

Their exclusive group experiences include meet the owner, head gardener tours, red squirrel tours and out-of-hours private dining. Lowther Castle is also launching a new dedicated group catering space for 60 people – the Sculpture Gallery in the East Wing which overlooks the gardens and castle ruins.

It is also doing a joint tour offer with the nearby Ullswater Steamers.

Lisa Braithwaite, attractions marketing manager for Lake District Estates - which owns the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway and the Ullswater Steamers - said: "The domestic travel market is hugely important to the Lake District and this exhibition is the ideal platform for us to demonstrate what the Western and North Lakes have to offer visitors in terms of our unique heritage experiences.

"We’re delighted to be partnering with Lowther Castle and the National Trust Steam Gondola to showcase the new itineraries that bring visitors a real slice of Lakeland life.’

Claire Logan-Stephens, head of groups at Lowther Castle, said: "This is an exciting moment in Lowther Castle’s history as a visitor attraction.

"We are looking forward to sharing a selection of new experiences for groups and this coupled with attractive menu options and our location within Lake District National Park and yet only 10 minutes from the M6 (J40) make this both a unique and convenient destination."

Jo Haughton, marketing and sales manager at the National Trust, said: "We feel really proud to be part of a pro-active partnership team representing the very best immersive steam experiences in the Lake District.

"The groups market is a really important part of our business and this show is a great platform to showcase how groups can enjoy the Lakes travelling around in more environmentally-friendly way."