Destination guide

Take in the lakeside beauty of Cumbria

Enjoy the history and other features of Cumbria. This romantic and walkable city is well known for its lake, hiking and restaurants. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Cumbria

Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Cumbria has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Rookin House Activity Centre (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Whinlatter Forest Park (13.6 mi / 21.9 km)
  • Lake District Wildlife Park (14.8 mi / 23.9 km)
  • Windermere Golf Club (15.1 mi / 24.4 km)
  • Brantwood (16.5 mi / 26.6 km)
  • Go Ape Grizedale (16.9 mi / 27.2 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Cumbria

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Cumbria. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Aira Force (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Gowbarrow Fall (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Ullswater (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Place Fell (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Ullswater (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • St. Sunday Crag (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Cumbria

The nearest airport is in Carlisle (CAX), located 25.6 mi (41.2 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, Penrith Station, Langwathby Station and Windermere Station are the main stations in the area.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Cumbria (county)?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,944 holiday rentals around Cumbria (county). From 1,770 cottages to 2,581 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Cumbria (county) is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Cumbria (county)?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Cumbria (county). From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Coniston: 1,178 holiday rentals
  • Lake Windermere: 1,069 holiday rentals
  • Grange-over-Sands: 1,295 holiday rentals
  • Lake District National Park: 2,303 holiday rentals
  • Ambleside: 1,848 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Cumbria (county)! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Cumbria (county)?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Cumbria (county) with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Coniston: 1,178 holiday homes
  • Grange-over-Sands: 1,295 holiday homes
  • Ambleside: 1,848 holiday homes
  • Keswick: 1,071 holiday homes
  • Windermere: 1,358 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Cumbria (county)?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Cumbria (county) are:

  • Barrow-In-Furness (BWF-Walney Island): 695 holiday houses
  • Carlisle (CAX): 268 holiday houses
  • Blackpool (BLK-Blackpool Intl.): 306 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Cumbria (county)?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Cumbria (county). From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ambleside: 1,848 holiday rentals
  • Hadrian's Wall: 378 holiday rentals
  • Dove Cottage: 1,815 holiday rentals
  • Cartmel Priory: 2,146 holiday rentals
  • St. Bees Beach: 179 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cumbria (county) listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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