Destination guide

Take in the lakeside beauty of Cumbria

Enjoy the history and other features of Cumbria. This romantic and walkable city is 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 vacation 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 center:

  • 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 vacation in Cumbria. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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)

Traveling to and around Cumbria

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

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

Where to stay around Cumbria?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,619 holiday lettings near Cumbria. From 1,936 Cabins to 1,936 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Cumbria is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Cumbria?

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

  • Grasmere: 1,649 holiday homes
  • Sedbergh: 722 holiday homes
  • Coniston: 1,677 holiday homes
  • Lupton: 518 holiday homes
  • Arnside: 573 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Cumbria! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Cumbria?

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

  • Grasmere: 1,649 holiday lettings
  • Sedbergh: 722 holiday lettings
  • Coniston: 1,677 holiday lettings
  • Lupton: 518 holiday lettings
  • Arnside: 573 holiday lettings

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?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Cumbria are:

  • Carlisle Airport (CAX): 500 self catering accommodations
  • Walney Island Airport (BWF): 766 self catering accommodations
  • Blackpool Airport (BLK): 381 self catering accommodations

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Cumbria?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Cumbria. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ullswater: 2,612 holiday rentals
  • Whinlatter Forest Park: 1,976 holiday rentals
  • Grasmere Garden Village: 2,964 holiday rentals
  • South Lakes Safari Zoo: 1,543 holiday rentals
  • Alcock Tarn: 2,982 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cumbria listed on HomeAway 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 accommodations.

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