Lake District Short Breaks

The Lake District is a stunning region and national park in Cumbria, perfect for a fantastic family short breakwhether it is a fun filled family break or a romantic getaway. It is England's largest National Park, a World Heritage Site, home to Scafell Pike - its highest mountain, Wastwater - its deepest lake and thriving communities like Keswick and Bowness-on-Windermere.


Lake District Short Break

Why Book a Lake District Holiday with us?

More than 19 million people visit the National Park each year for a Lake District Holiday, and it’s easy to see why with a myriad of things to do and see. The Lake District has awe-inspiring scenery everywhere you look, there are numerous family holiday attractions, you can walk and cycle to your heart’s content, hire a boat on a lake, enjoy a journey on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway or even meet alpacas!

What is there to do for families in the Lake District?

Why not enjoy a family day out and visit some of the remains of the Lake District’s past. From huge historic houses and grounds, to industrial structures, Roman settlements and stone age remains, many of these sites are free to visit, so why not take some time to peek into the lives and pasts of some of the Lake District’s most fascinating characters.So what are you waiting for – there are so many attractions and places ready for you to explore during your family Lake District Holidays.
Lake District Short Break
Lake District Short Break

Places to visit during your Holiday in The Lake District

The Lake District is home to Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth, as well as 16 lakes, England’s highest mountain, and some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet.The area has many unique towns and villages dotted between the lakes and fells, and each and every one has its own story to tell.


Carlisle, also known as the Border City, is the main shopping, commercial and industrial centre in the northern half of Cumbria, and a fair amount of southern Scotland.Carlisle has a compact historic centre with a castle, cathedral and semi-intact city walls, as well as other medieval buildings including the Guildhall and Tithe Barn. Carlisle is very popular with visitors thanks to its location on the Hadrian’s Wall trail and with numerous stories and legends, the Norman-era Carlisle Castle is an ideal visitor attraction.

The city centre is largely pedestrianised and the bustling Lanes shopping centre is home to around 75 shops.

Distance from Solway Holiday Village: 23.8 miles -takes approximately 40 minutes by car.

Lake District Short Break
Lake District Short Break


Penrith is an attractive market town and is the hub of the Eden Valley. It has a lively shopping centre, with a delightful mix of traditional shops and sophisticated arcades. Leading off Penrith’s main streets are many old yard entrances with interesting inscriptions on the lintels. The town is steeped in history and you will find Neolithic, Roman, and Medieval ruins and artefacts.Just 6 miles to the south-west of Penrith is the Lake District’s second largest lake, Ullswater, offering a variety of watersports and other outdoor activities.

Distance from Solway Holiday Village: 34.3 miles - takes approximately 55 minutes by car.


Keswick, situated between the huge bulk of Skiddaw and the gentle beauty of Derwentwater, has become the major centre for tourism in the northern Lake District. This vibrant market town offers a wide range of attractions for visitors, from a great collection of boutique shops and restaurants to museums with a difference, and boating trips around lake Derwentwater. Keswick is now one of the main centres of Outdoor Activities in the UK and an extensive selection of Adventure Activity companies, guides and instructors for all abilities are based around here.

Distance from Solway Holiday Village: 32.6 miles -takes approximately 51 minutes by car.

Lake District Short Break
Lake District Short Break


If you don’t mind venturing a little further then Ambleside could be the place for you.This town in the Lake District, has now become very popular with tourists as it is bustling with outdoor equipment shops, bookshops, gift shops, cafes and restaurants and a cinema. It is very popular with walkers and climbers as it sits at the north end ofWindermere lake making it the ideal place to start some of the best known fell walks.

Distance from Solway Holiday Village: 45 miles -takes approximately 70 minutes by car.