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

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 features

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)
How to get there

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 property listings offer a large selection of 4,610 vacation rentals near Cumbria. From 1,939 Cabins to 1,939 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cumbria for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Cumbria?

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

  • Windermere: 1,876 vacation rentals
  • Keswick: 1,865 vacation rentals
  • Ambleside: 2,372 vacation rentals
  • Lake District: 3,644 vacation rentals
  • Bowness-on-Windermere: 1,540 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Cumbria! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Cumbria?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cumbria:

  • Windermere: 1,876 rentals
  • Keswick: 1,865 rentals
  • Ambleside: 2,372 rentals
  • Bowness-on-Windermere: 1,540 rentals
  • Kendal: 2,254 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Cumbria?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Cumbria are:

  • Carlisle Airport (CAX): 508 vacation rentals
  • Walney Island Airport (BWF): 750 vacation rentals
  • Blackpool Airport (BLK): 365 vacation rentals

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

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

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Cumbria. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Beatrix Potter Gallery: 2,910 rentals
  • World of Beatrix Potter: 2,896 rentals
  • Hawkshead Grammar School: 2,904 rentals
  • Ullswater: 2,580 rentals
  • Windermere Station: 2,956 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.

Explore destinations around Cumbria

Windermere
1,876 vacation rentals
Keswick
1,865 vacation rentals
Ambleside
2,372 vacation rentals
Bowness-on-Windermere
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Kendal
2,254 vacation rentals
Grasmere
1,617 vacation rentals
Penrith
2,793 vacation rentals
Carlisle
613 vacation rentals
Cockermouth
1,057 vacation rentals
Ulverston
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Cartmel
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Coniston
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Sedbergh
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Hawkshead
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Beetham
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Kirkby Stephen
314 vacation rentals
Bassenthwaite
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Ulpha
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Chapel Stile
1,254 vacation rentals
Great Broughton
222 vacation rentals