Discover a selection of 3,500 holiday rentals in Cumbria (county), GB that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including internet/WiFi and parking available. Prices start at £ 57 per night, and cottages and cabins are popular options for a stay in Cumbria (county). Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Peace and quiet in Cumbria

Home to the Lake District, Cumbria is a beautiful rural landscape with glistening lakes, picturesque mountains and a variety of outdoor activities to get you out into nature. If you prefer to tour the town, Cumbria is home to many historic houses, gardens, museums and theatres to entertain day and night. A variety of holiday lettings in Cumbria will put you right in the centre of this hidden English gem.


Take a trip in time in Cumbria

With a long history that’s showcased throughout museums and heritage sites, Cumbria offers great holidays for history buffs. Holiday homes are available near the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, a heritage museum that tells the story of the Lake District and its inhabitants, and Senhouse Roman Museum, a museum situated near Hadrian’s Fort that displays collections of Roman military altar stones and religious sculpture. The Rum Story is another unique museum that showcases the history of the rum trade in the area, as well as the Farfield Mill, a venue that preserves textile heritage through exhibits and creations from local craftspeople.

Things to do

Natural splendour and historic attraction in Cumbria

Cumbria holiday homes are nearby many interesting sights and outdoor excursions, giving you endless options for your fun-filled holiday. Windermere, a large lake surrounded by parklands, offers beautiful vistas of the mountain peaks and quaint villages, including Bowness-on-Windermere, home of the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. The Lake District National Park is the place to go for nature lovers, due to its rugged fell mountains and glacial ribbon lakes. History buffs will love the sight of Hadrian’s Wall, a defensive fortification that dates back to AD 122, and Ullswater, a glacial lake that’s popular for sailing and hiking, is perfect for adventurers.


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 features

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.

How to get around

Getting to and from your Cumbria holiday rental

Cumbria holiday homes are found near many of the historic sites and parklands in the area, but if you want to travel to other locations, there are many transportation options. The West Coast Mainline has train stops through numerous cities and towns in Cumbria, followed by local lines to nearby attractions. Local travel by bus or rental car is an option to move through the area at your own pace and enjoy all it has to offer.

Family friendly

Fun and excitement for the whole family in Cumbria

From outdoor excursions to animal attractions, Cumbria is the ideal place for a holiday with the kids. Holiday cottages and homes are available near plenty of kid-friendly activities, such as the Lake District Wildlife Park, which boasts giant bison, gibbons, lemurs, zebra and other interesting species, and the Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre at Lowther, which houses over 150 falcons, eagles, hawks and owls for demonstrations. Kids will also enjoy the Lowther Castle for Kids, a woodland area with castle ruins and an abundance of wildlife, and ‘Huntfun’ Treasure Hunts in Towns, which take children through the local streets for an intriguing scavenger hunt to get their minds working.

Good for couples

Reconnect with your partner in Cumbria

Stately homes, intriguing art galleries and intimate venues make Cumbria a great spot for a romantic holiday with your significant other. Take a stroll through Levens Hall, a garden with manicured lawns surrounding a magnificent 13th-century Elizabethan mansion, or explore colourful blooms and try your luck with the maze at Muncaster Castle and Gardens. The Keswick Museum and Art Gallery, which houses artwork and artefacts from the early inhabitants of Keswick, and the Abbot Hall Art Gallery, which is a gallery set in a gorgeous Georgian home overlooking the River Kent, are two prime spots for art lovers.

Can I find a vacation rental around Cumbria (county)?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 3,330 vacation rentals near Cumbria (county). From 2,452 cottages to 2,452 cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cumbria (county) for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Cumbria (county)?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cumbria (county). From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Windermere: 1,347 vacation rentals
  • Penrith: 1,877 vacation rentals
  • Lake District National Park: 2,592 vacation rentals
  • Ambleside: 2,044 vacation rentals
  • Keswick: 1,213 vacation rentals

And Vrbo UK offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Cumbria (county)! 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 Cumbria (county)?

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 Cumbria (county):

  • Windermere: 1,347 rentals
  • Penrith: 1,877 rentals
  • Ambleside: 2,044 rentals
  • Keswick: 1,213 rentals
  • Kendal: 1,667 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 Cumbria (county)?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Cumbria (county). From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ambleside: 2,044 rentals
  • Scafell Pike: 1,714 rentals
  • Cartmel Racecourse: 1,720 rentals
  • Tarn Hows: 2,005 rentals
  • Helm Crag: 1,985 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cumbria (county) listed on Vrbo UK 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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