Destination guide

Take in the lakeside beauty of Lake District

The lake, parks and mountains are the perfect backdrop to your holiday home in Lake District. This romantic and walkable city entices travellers with its hiking and sightseeing. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday 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 cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Lake District a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 highlights

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Lake District

Whether you're an active traveller 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 centre:

  • 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 centre.

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

Where to stay near Lake District?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,659 holiday rentals near Lake District. From 1,427 Cottages to 1,427 Cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Lake District for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Scotland: 9,780 holiday rentals
  • Craven District: 1,391 holiday rentals
  • Yorkshire: 7,652 holiday rentals
  • Windermere: 1,801 holiday rentals
  • Kendal: 2,238 holiday rentals

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

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

  • Kendal: 2,238 holiday homes
  • Windermere: 1,861 holiday homes
  • Hawes: 1,154 holiday homes
  • Ambleside: 2,356 holiday homes
  • Bowness-on-Windermere: 1,520 holiday homes

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

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

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

  • Yorkshire Dales National Park: 2,125 holiday rentals
  • Ullswater: 2,559 holiday rentals
  • Rydal Mount: 2,932 holiday rentals
  • Coniston Water: 2,597 holiday rentals
  • Cartmel Racecourse: 2,264 holiday 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 of holiday homes.

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