Local Attractions


Solway Holiday Village has loads to keep the family occupied during your visit to the Lake District. Sometimes you may want to venture a little further. From fun filled family breaks to romantic couples' escapes, Solway has it all. It is the perfect location for exploring the best that Cumbria and the Lake District has to offer. With stunning views, huge expanses of space, lovely towns and villages, proximity to two World Heritage Sites in Hadrian’s Wall and the Lake District and a wealth of other attractions, it really is an amazing place to visit.

Why not check out just a few of the fantastic attractions and places to visit, all within 60 minutes of Solway Holiday Village.




Solway Local Attraction

Soldiers in Silloth


This is a museum/exhibition based on a collection of toy soldiers, related forts, guns and battlefield models. There isalso Hadrian's Wall feature and historical information. There are group talks on the history of toys and military history. The exhibition includes over 6,000 figures laid out by theme - from the nationality to historical period, manufacturer and modelling material. There are large battlefield layouts and activity sheets for young visitors.

Distance from Solway Holiday Village: 0,7 miles -takes approximately 2 minutes by car.

Watchtree Nature Reserve


Watchtree reserve has become a popular visitor attraction due to the warm welcome from the friendly team, the variety of wildlife and the additional attractions including cycle service.

Brown hares, roe deer, foxes stoats and weasels are just some of the mammals which roam these fields, whilst in the sky, more than 60 species of bird have been spotted. Watchtree has a fantastic variety of habitats. There are woodlands, planted with red squirrels in mind, and wetlands which have become great breeding grounds for insects and amphibians, as well as traditional hay meadows, ideal for boosting the bird population.

Distance from Solway Holiday Village: 17.4 miles -takes approximately 29 minutes by car.

Solway Local Attraction
Solway Local Attraction

The Lake District Wildlife Park


Go wild and experience a world of wildlife! There's over 100 species from Anaconda to Zebra. Rare and endangered species like Gibbons and Asian Fishing Cats, plus family favourites like lemurs and Meerkats. There are fantastic Bird of Prey Flying displays, excellent Keeper Talks and Reptile Encounters plus play areas (indoors and out). There are plenty of places for a picnic and a refurbished café serving delicious home-made food all day. This is a great day out for all the family.

Distance from Solway Holiday Village: 21.2 miles -takes approximately 35 minutes by car.

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery


Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery is Carlisle's finest visitor attraction, and houses considerable collections of fine and decorative art, human history and natural sciences. Old Tullie House is set in attractive and well-planted gardens. In the main displays you will be taken on a journey through the ages, from the prehistoric Cumbria, through the eras of the Romans, Border Reivers and Victorians to the present day. You will also encounter wildlife of the Eden valley (set under a changing audio-visual ceiling display) and a new gallery setting out a fabulous costume collection.

Distance from Solway Holiday Village: 23.3 miles - takes approximately 38 minutes by car.

Solway Local Attraction
Solway Local Attraction

Walby Farm Park


Walby Farm Park is an award-winning farm visitor attraction, with daily farm activities, animal shows, outdoor adventure play and Cumbria's largest indoor play area for all the family to enjoy! Dare to try the demon drop slide, meet the friendly animals, and enjoy homemade refreshments from Curly Tails Cafe. Explore the brilliant outdoor adventure play area, Walby's Wacky Golf, JCB Dig & Play giant sand pit, trampolines, pedal go-karts and tractors, animal paddocks, seasonal maize maze and tractor & trailer ride around the farm’s nature trail.

In addition, there are Seasonal Events at various points throughout the year with everything from Summer Shenanigans to Grandparents’ Day, Pumpkin Picking at Halloween, and the renowned Santa Experience at Walby’s Winter Wonderland - to name but a few! The café, and the majority of the Farm Park, is pushchair and wheelchair friendly. Walby Farm Park really is a fun day out for all the family!

Distance from Solway Holiday Village: 27 miles -takes approximately 45 minutes by car.

The Lakes Distillery


This attraction is one for the adults.

Go behind the scenes at The Lakes’ state-of-the-art distillery where their whisky maker's unique approach comes to life. Accompanied by an expert tour guide, you can explore the Still Room, learn about the impact of oak and cask seasoning on flavour creation, and discover how to make The Lakes whisky, gin, and vodka. Afterwards, guests over the age of 18 are invited to finish the tour by enjoying a hosted tasting of three of The Lakes’ spirits, with the opportunity to visit the distillery shop.

Distance from Solway Holiday Village: 21.8 miles -takes approximately 36 minutes by car.

Solway Local Attraction
Solway Local Attraction



This is a magical lake with magnification mountain scenery to the south and over to the north you’ll find softer rolling hills. The lake is seven and half miles long and a mile across placing Ullswater as the second largest lake in England. You can enjoy the stunning views around the lake by boat, bike and bus, or why not try the Ullswater Way, a 20 mile circular route around the lake. We realise we said within 60 minutes of Solway Holiday Village, however, this beautiful lake is well worth the extra four minutes in the car!

Distance from Solway Holiday Village: 42.1 miles -takes approximately 64 minutes by car.


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