August in the Lake District, Cumbria

The perfect staycation does exist and it's here in the Lake District, Cumbria. The great outdoors is waiting for you so don’t miss the chance to celebrate the summer with fun-filled days and the help of our adventure guide.

It may seem far away, but autumn here in Cumbria is like nowhere else. Reconnect with friends and family whether it's relaxing by the fireplace or hiking up the fells. So book your accommodation and activities now with our 2021 Holiday guide, don't miss out on the perfect staycation this autumn!

Why not leave the stress at home and travel to us by train this year with Avanti West Coast? The greener way to travel is here and comes with a tailored car-free itinerary, showing off the ease of traveling by rail around Cumbria.

Create memories that you will never forget by experiencing one of the most scenic areas in Cumbria in your own vessel with Ullswater ‘Steamers’. For more ideas on what to do during your break, whether it’s for all the family or to enjoy a new, unique experience make sure to check out our fabulous range of things to do.  

After a long day, cozy up in front of the roaring fire at the Swan Hotel & Spa, unwind in the hotel’s boutique rooms or choose a snug cottage to share with your friends or family. Maybe you fancy a trip to the mountains this autumn? Then stay in unique Mountain Cottages or The Coppermines Lakes Cottages to feel the fresh air of the Lake District, Cumbria, or how about escaping to The Old England Hotel & Spa, beautifully situated with stunning views over Windermere and the Lakeland fells.

Explore over 100 miles of the Cumbrian Coast in your campervan or motorhomes this summer with our practical tips. It’s the perfect way to explore with the family or as a romantic break away from the city.

Ullswater Steamers

Visit Ullswater ‘Steamers’ and experience one of the most picturesque settings in the Lake District from the comfort of your own vessel.

Private one-hour cruises are available until the end of October 2021 and can be booked for up to 20 passengers. Aboard Lady Dorothy, the cruise departs from Glenridding, a small village nestled at the southern end of Ullswater. Please book at least 48 hours in advance. £150.00.

The Swan Hotel & Spa

Crisp orange leaves, frosty mornings on the riverside and hot chocolates by the fire are just a small part of the charm of autumn at The Swan.

Whether enjoying a September staycation in the Hotel’s boutique bedrooms or staying in their gorgeous self-catering cottages that sleep up to 8, The Swan Hotel & Spa is the perfect destination to unwind and relax – so why not book your autumn escape in the Lakes today!

Avanti West Coast

Cumbria Tourism is teaming up with Avanti West Coast to encourage train travel as a greener option to travel into, and around, Cumbria during the summer. Tailored car-free itineraries have been created to highlight the ease and accessibility of Cumbria from Birmingham (under 2½ hours), Glasgow (under 1½ hours) and London (3 hours) by rail, with onward rail and bus travel into the heart of the Lakes.

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

There is no better place for the ultimate Staycation than on the shores of Windermere, whether a family break or a just for 2 getaway, the Old England Hotel & Spa is perfectly situated. With beautiful lakeside gardens that lead down to its own jetties and beautiful views throughout the hotel we have the perfect package just waiting for you.

The Coppermines Lakes Cottages

Watch autumn spread its golden touch across the spectacular Lake District. Stay amongst heart-lifting scenery in one of our unique Mountain Cottages, complete with incredible working waterwheel, or base yourself in the warmly welcoming village of Coniston. Wherever you choose to stay, this autumn escape to cool, clear mountain air with The Coppermines Lakes Cottages. As a local independent agency with a selection of hand-picked holiday cottages - we KNOW The Lakes, we LOVE The Lakes we ARE The Lakes!

Vanlife Lake District

Are you planning to pack up and head here in your campervan or motorhomes this summer? Then why not explore the quieter Cumbrian Coast? 2021 is Cumbria's Year of the Coast, we proudly boast over 100 miles of relatively unexplored coastline from Morecambe Bay in the south to the Solway Firth in the north. Plan your action-packed family adventures, the perfect romantic break or solo exploration experience.

Lake District, Cumbria Holiday Guide

If you are planning on visiting the Lake District, Cumbria this year then we are here to help. Plan your staycation with ease this year with the help of our free 2021 holiday guide. This brilliant guide is full of helpful information for everyone with chapters on what to do and where to stay in all areas of Cumbria and so much more!  Order your free holiday guide straight to your home or download PDF version. 




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