Holidays in the Lake District

For hills and lakes

Getting to the Lake District

The majority of visitors to the Lake District in north west England are from  the UK and Ireland. Many people visit for a weekend break or short break mid-week. It's that kind of place where you can come and enjoy a day or two walking, a few meals out, wander around the Lakeland villages, perhaps take in a theatre performance, go cycling, enjoy a boat trip on the lakes. There is plenty to see and do, lots of holiday accommodation and plenty of facilities for tourists. And the Lakeland scenery is magnificent.

Considering that most people drive to the Lakes, the best option if you do not have SatNav is to use Google Maps and direction finder which will print out a detailed list of directions and an accurate time estimate for you. See Map of Lake District and possible holiday cottages.




Nearest Airports to the Lake District:  Blackpool International Airport, Carlisle Airport, Manchester International Airport, Liverpool Airport 


Travel to the Lake District by bus or coach: National Express travel to various parts of the Lake District


Travel to the Lake District by Railthe offers cheaper ticket prices if you book in advance


Rail Journey around the Lake District: The Cumbrian Round Robin offering a circular one day trip around the Cumbrian coast

See National Rail for details of the Cumbria Round Robin and train journeys from your home to the Lake District.