Visit Allerdale & find all you need for a reinvigorating break
Allerdale is the perfect place for a day trip or a longer break. Discover the quieter side of the Lake District, the coast, mountains and more if you’re a lover of the outdoors, or head to one of our unique towns for fabulous food and drink and some great shopping.
Our tourism businesses are looking forward to welcoming you and are working hard to ensure that your trip is as safe and as enjoyable as possible. Allerdale is the perfect place to recharge, reinvigorate and reconnect.
Covid 19 Update
In line with national legislation ‘non-essential’ businesses are closed from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December. We encourage everyone to stay up-to-date with the latest Government guidance and only travel for the specified purposes.
We look forward to welcoming you to Allerdale as soon as Government guidance changes. In the meantime, why not plan your next trip to see us, or get a taste of some of the great locations and attractions in Allerdale by taking a look at our stunning range of 360 degree videos.
Tourism Breakfast Briefing November 2020
Keep up to date with the latest developments in the tourism sector. Information and support for Allerdale tourism businesses including presentations from Lamont Pridmore, Digital Tech Cumbria and the Allerdale Borough Council Place Development Team.
Half-term family fun in Allerdale
The Lake District in Allerdale is the backdrop for fun and enjoyment during half-term. Add in our wonderful Solway Coast, Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site and our lovely towns and villages, there is almost unlimited scope for exciting and pleasing things to do. We have an interactive map which has lots of ideas for more inspiration and check out our amazing 360 degree videos.
The Lake District… and so much more
Welcome to Allerdale. If you’re not familiar with the name, we’re the north-west bit of the Lake District – and we think you’ll find we’re a little bit special. Yes, we have lakes and iconic mountains, and all the amazing views the words ‘The Lake District’ conjure up, but visit Allerdale and you’ll find even more than that.
Here, you’ll discover two UNESCO World Heritage sites – the world-famous Lake District National Park and the amazingly historic Hadrian’s Wall. Beyond both of those, there is the chance to discover the hidden charms of the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with beaches, dunes and wetlands galore.
Then there are the Lake District hotels – from the small and quirky guest houses to the most luxurious of country houses. Or perhaps you’re looking for a Lake District cottage? Allerdale has some lovely places to stay, whether you want something small and cosy or a huge self-catering hideaway with family and friends.
And then there are the Lake District restaurants, cafes and pubs with flavours to suit all tastes, whether that’s fine dining or the simplest home-cooked fare. You should seek out our award-winning food producers too. They’re making everything from coffee, gin and beer, to bread, cheese and even muesli.
There are so many things to do in the Lake District and this corner of Cumbria called Allerdale. You could swing through the mountains and the trees, cycle and walk on the fells and the coast, or paddle, sail or row on our lakes and rivers.
You could discover history in our unique museums, find some culture in our theatres, admire some outstanding architecture or enjoy some retail therapy in lovely independent shops – or you could just sit and admire one of those outstanding views.
Whatever you decide, your next adventure begins here – in Allerdale.