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.

Where to stay near Cumb?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,733 holiday rentals near Cumb. From 1,940 Cabins to 1,940 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Cumb for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Cumb?

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

  • Windermere: 1,850 holiday rentals
  • Kendal: 2,307 holiday rentals
  • Windermere: 1,919 holiday rentals
  • Ambleside: 2,411 holiday rentals
  • Bowness-on-Windermere: 1,588 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Cumb! 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 Cumb?

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

  • Kendal: 2,307 holiday homes
  • Windermere: 1,919 holiday homes
  • Ambleside: 2,411 holiday homes
  • Bowness-on-Windermere: 1,588 holiday homes
  • Sedbergh: 740 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 Cumb?

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

  • Carlisle Airport (CAX): 512 holiday houses
  • Walney Island Airport (BWF): 779 holiday houses
  • Blackpool Airport (BLK): 388 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 Cumb?

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

  • Ullswater: 2,625 holiday rentals
  • Rydal Mount: 3,035 holiday rentals
  • Coniston Water: 2,667 holiday rentals
  • Cartmel Racecourse: 2,320 holiday rentals
  • Sizergh Castle: 2,394 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cumb 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 homes.

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