Destination guide

Explore the lakeside setting in Portinscale

The lake, gardens and countryside are a perfect backdrop to your vacation home in Portinscale. This welcoming and walkable city entices travelers with its bars and coffeehouses. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around Portinscale

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Portinscale a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Whinlatter Forest Park (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Lake District Wildlife Park (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Rookin House Activity Centre (8.2 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Maryport Golf Club (15.5 mi / 25 km)
  • Lake District Coast Aquarium (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Portinscale

Travelers love Portinscale for its panoramic lake views and picturesque gardens. Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Portinscale is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hope Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Derwent Water (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Lodore Falls (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Whinlatter Forest Park (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Bassenthwaite Lake (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Buttermere (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Portinscale

The nearest airport is in Carlisle (CAX), located 27.5 mi (44.3 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Portinscale?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 736 vacation rentals near Portinscale. From 498 Houses to 17 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Portinscale for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Portinscale?

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

  • Womenrock: 2,326 vacation rentals
  • Beatrix Potter Gallery: 2,896 vacation rentals
  • World of Beatrix Potter: 2,900 vacation rentals
  • Hawkshead Grammar School: 2,885 vacation rentals
  • Ullswater: 2,575 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Portinscale listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Portinscale?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 498 Houses in Portinscale. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Portinscale include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 17 rentals available
  • Cabins: 212 rentals available
  • Cottages: 212 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Portinscale?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 5 vacation rentals with pool available in Portinscale. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.