Holidays in the Lake District

Defined by towering fells, glistening lakes and whispering forests, the Lake District is like nowhere else in England. Home to Scafell Pike, the tallest peak in the country, over 15 million people flock to the UK’s most popular national park every year. Outdoor enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with hundreds of miles of walking and cycling routes as well as countless spots for world-class bouldering and rock climbing. And then of course there are the water sports. For a gentler break, the shores of Windermere, Ullswater and Coniston Water are surrounded by traditional Cumbrian inns, cosy cafés and tearooms. To help you choose where to stay, we've put together a list of the different types of accommodation in the area.

The Acland block at High Wray Basecamp in afternoon sun

Lake District bunkhouses 

Ideal for activity groups keen to explore the lakes, our bunkhouses offer stripped-back, affordable accommodation in some of the UK’s most sought after locations. At High Wray Basecamp, enjoy a back to basics retreat just half a mile from Lake Windermere.

Walker resting outside Watendlath Bothy, Cumbria

Lake District bothies 

Our simple, basic bothies give you the experience of camping in the wild with the benefits of some simple home comforts. Our Watendlath Bothy affords stunning views from its unique location high above a beautiful Borrowdale valley.

View from tent opening at Wasdale Campsite

Lake District camping 

There’s no better way to experience the splendour of the Lake District than by camping. Wake up to a crisp, clean morning before heading out to explore the fells. We have a wide range of sites in the area, suitable for all tastes, and all in beautiful locations.

The sheltered shoreline of Lake Windermere at Low Strawberry Gardens, Lake District, Cumbria

Lake District holiday cottages

From our small romantic retreat at Trees, to Millbeck Towers, a grand mansion just outside Keswick, we have a wide range of stunning holiday homes in the Lake District. Our cottages are perfectly placed for exploring this beautiful national park.