Holidays in Cumbria
Cumbria is the perfect place to visit for your next holiday and there is an abundance of attractions and events on offer for all the family. If you're thinking of heading to the Lake District on holiday then there's no better place to stay than in beautiful traditional country inn. Guests can enjoy staying in individually styled rooms with all the charm and character of the inn, fresh, locally sourced food, and of course a terrific selection drinks from local ales to fine wines.
We’ve put together some of our favourite pubs with rooms as well as a few of the best things to see and do in Cumbria to make planning your holiday in Cumbria as easy as it can be.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
Allan Bank & Grasmere - Once described by William Wordsworth as the "loveliest spot man hath ever found" visitors can now visit where he lived in the dramatic landscape of the Lake District. Adult tickets from £5.70
Carlisle Castle - Sitting in the heart of the city, Carlisle Castle offer visitors the chance to explore a castle that is over nine centuries old and home to exhibitions and Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life. Adult tickets from £6.
Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve – Home to over 20,000 waterfowl and abundant with wildlife including the rare Natterjack Toads, Sandscale is a great day out for all the family and offers breathtaking coastal views. FREE.
Theatre by the Lake - Hailed by The Independent as “the mostly beautifully located and friendly theatre in Britain”, Theatre by the Lake is set amongst the magnificent Western Fells and a short stroll from Derwentwater. The theatre hosts up to nine of house productions a year plus many more events. Tickets vary for each production.
WHERE TO STAY
The Crown in Coniston is the ideal base to visit if you want to explore the remarkable Cumbrian landscape. The Crown Inn provides comfortable accommodation to suit all needs set in the picturesque setting of the Lake District. From £40 B&B.
The Engine Inn in Grange-over-Sands is a glorious family run 17th century coaching Inn on the edge of the Lake District offering 5 beautifully appointed luxury en-suite rooms. 4 star Visit England. From £60 B&B.
The George & Dragon, Penrith is a beautifully restored 18th Century coaching inn with stylish, comfortable rooms, serving fresh seasonal produce locally sourced from the owners’ family estate. 4 star Visit England. From £79 B&B.
The Punchbowl Inn, Lyth Valley is situated in the heart of the delightfully unspoilt Lyth Valley at Crosthwaite in Cumbria, alongside the Parish Church of St Mary's. They offer a unique blend of old and new, providing a relaxed mixture of excellent food, good beers and luxury accommodation. 5 star AA. From £105 B&B.
The Royal Oak, Keswick is an 18th Century traditional lodge set in ever popular market town of Keswick. You can enjoy a stay where everything is done to ensure your stay is truly memorable. 4 star AA. From £70 B&B.
The Sun Inn in Kirkby Lonsdale combines the character and charm of a 17th century inn with oak floors, real fires; with contemporary, modern B&B you can enjoy a relaxed stay in Kirkby Lonsdale in style and comfort. 5 star AA. From £99 B&B.
(Photo: ©VisitEngland/Alex Hare)