Destination guide

Take in the lakeside beauty of Lake District

The lake, parks and mountains are a perfect backdrop to your vacation home in Lake District. This romantic and walkable city entices travelers with its hiking and sightseeing. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in Lake District

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Lake District a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Brantwood (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Go Ape Grizedale (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Windermere Golf Club (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Rookin House Activity Centre (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Whinlatter Forest Park (11.7 mi / 18.9 km)
  • Lakes Aqaurium (13.7 mi / 22.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Lake District

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Lake District is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Easdale Tarn (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Harrison Stickle (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Helm Crag (2 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Pike of Stickle (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Alcock Tarn (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Skelwith Force (3.7 mi / 6 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Lake District

The nearest airport is in Carlisle (CAX), located 34.7 mi (55.8 km) from the city center.

If you prefer to travel by train, Windermere Station, Staveley Station and Foxfield Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Can I find a vacation rental around Lake District?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,653 vacation rentals near Lake District. From 1,446 Cottages to 1,446 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake District for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lake District?

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

  • Scotland: 10,302 vacation rentals
  • Windermere: 1,866 vacation rentals
  • Yorkshire: 7,742 vacation rentals
  • Keswick: 1,866 vacation rentals
  • Ambleside: 2,365 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Lake District! 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 Lake District?

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 Lake District:

  • Windermere: 1,866 rentals
  • Keswick: 1,866 rentals
  • Ambleside: 2,365 rentals
  • Bowness-on-Windermere: 1,537 rentals
  • Kendal: 2,252 rentals

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

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

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

  • Yorkshire Dales National Park: 2,126 rentals
  • Carnforth Silverdale Station: 2,022 rentals
  • Beatrix Potter Gallery: 2,906 rentals
  • World of Beatrix Potter: 2,909 rentals
  • The Platform: 1,105 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake District 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.

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