Cumbria is a gem of a county in north-western England. With rich natural landscapes, including the famous Lake District National Park, Eden Valley and Solway Coast, it boasts some of the most striking scenery in the UK. A superb place for outdoor adventures, spend days hiking in the hills, wild swimming, mountain biking or fishing.
As well as natural beauty, there are many historic landmarks, from ancient castles to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall. With thriving market towns and plenty more attractions, there is a fantastic blend of tranquil and vibrant places, perfect for couples and families alike.
At the end of each day retire to a cosy cottage to relax. With hot tubs, log fires and dog-friendly options, we have luxury cottages in Cumbria for everyone.
Take a look at our guide to some of the best places to visit in Cumbria. There is plenty for history buffs, particularly in Carlisle with its beautiful cathedral and close proximity to one of the best-preserved parts of Hadrian’s Wall.
Meanwhile, the Solway Coast is a tranquil place of stunning coastline and a haven for wildlife. It’s the perfect place to find areas where you can feel that little bit off-the-beaten-track.
Amongst the towns of Cumbria, there’s Kendal, often referred to as the Gateway to the Lake District since it is just one mile from the edge of the national park. It’s fantastic for artisan shops and, of course, sampling the famous Kendal Mint Cake.
Enjoy Cumbria’s legendary scenery with a trip on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. Choose an open carriage to feel the wind on your face as you marvel at views of the estuary and hills. Or take a trip to Holker Hall in the Cumbrian countryside for a walk around the sprawling gardens.
The county has so many historic sites you will be spoilt for choice. There’s Muncaster Castle which has 900 years of history; Levens Hall with its art collections; and the atmospheric ruins of Lowther Castle, to name a few.
Meanwhile, for entertainment, the Rheged Centre shows films, exhibitions and dance performances throughout the year.Read more
Escape to the quiet in the countryside of Cumbria for the perfect romantic holiday. Enjoy strolls through hillsides and enjoy incredible views, perhaps towards the Lakeland Fells, the Scottish Mountains or the Solway Coast. Savour picnics beside glistening rivers and relax with the sound of a gentle breeze or birdsong as your soundtrack.
Or venture to traditional towns and pretty villages for leisurely pub lunches or to pick up some treats from artisan delis to tuck into for supper later at your cottage.
There are plenty of ways to spend an evening out together too, from a trip to the theatre or to listen to live music, to dinner at a restaurant where only the finest locally sourced ingredients will do.
Our cottages for couples in Cumbria offer a luxurious place of rest in between your adventures.
There’s no need to leave your dog behind when you go on holiday. Simply choose one of our dog-friendly cottages in Cumbria and they will be made to feel just as welcome as you and the rest of your family are.
Many feature things like a quiet space for a dog bed and dog-friendly garden areas for a quick run round.
With so many beautiful walking trails and places to visit that are suitable for letting your dog play and enjoy the fresh air, it would be a shame not to take your furry friend along. Discover our dog-friendly cottages in Cumbria now.
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