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.
Allerdale's Business Directory
Find it in Allerdale! Browse our new directory for the shops, market stalls, gifts ideas, activities and services you need and Shop Local.
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.
Perfect Days in Allerdale
Over the summer of 2020 Allerdale Borough Council held a competition inviting people to tell us about, and potentially ‘win’, their perfect day in Allerdale. We hope that you too take inspiration from the itineraries for your next visit to Allerdale.