where to stay in the lake district

Where to stay

Where to stay in the Lake District Allerdale

Where to Stay

Lake District Accommodation

One thing’s for certain, you won’t struggle to find somewhere to stay in Allerdale and the Lake District. The wealth of holiday accommodation here is exceptional. Want to find a glamorous hotel with a spa and an infinity pool? You’ll find a couple of those just a stone’s throw from Keswick.

How about a big country mansion with an alfresco hot tub and a fire pit hidden in its own log cabin? You’ll be in self-catering heaven in Cockermouth. We’ve got award-winning camping, caravan and glamping sites throughout Allerdale, we’ve got secluded lodges in the woods at Aspatria, and we’ve got coastal cottages at Allonby where you can watch the sun set.

We’ve got big bustling holiday parks at the Silloth seaside complete with cabaret entertainment and enough activities to keep the kids quiet for a fortnight.

And don’t forget our traditional coaching inns where you can stroll up the stairs after some delicious pub grub, or our great B&Bs where the emphasis is often on the breakfast thanks to the glorious produce grown and made on our doorstep. You can find cosy guest houses in the towns, village or countryside, and simple chain hotels in some easy locations in and around Allerdale.

Or, if you’re looking for views without frills, we can even offer you a mountain-top bothy or two. You can camp out under the stars in tepees heated by log burners, you can find contemporary lodges on the edge of a private lake, you can even hire a motorhome here and tour the entire Lake District.

See, we told you Allerdale had it all…


Gorgeous locations, personal service, amazing bedrooms and fantastic food will make any stay in Allerdale and the Lake District memorable. We have a range of impressive hotels in some absolutely stunning locations, with great teams who are waiting to welcome you and make your next stay an experience you won’t forget. We can do the budget option too, with national chains you’ll instantly recognise, in some very convenient places.

B&B Stays

From simple guest houses to boutique standard bed and breakfasts, you will always find a B&B in Allerdale and the Lake District to suit your tastes. You will always find a warm welcome from the owners, and breakfast is bound to be a highlight thanks to the wealth of local ingredients on their doorsteps. You could stay in town, or out in the depths of the countryside – the choice is yours.


The freedom to come and go as you please, sleep for as long as you like and cook if you feel like it makes self-catering an endlessly appealing accommodation option. With so many properties in the heart of the Lake District, on the coast and in pretty villages, Allerdale has all the choice you need for a fabulous short stay or even a longer break.

Group and Hostels

Great value group accommodation allows you to enjoy quality time with the people you love. If you’re celebrating a special event, there is so much to do. Attached to zip wire with the Lake District below your feet, a walk discovering wildflowers or swim in a lake are all there to enjoy with family and friends.

Caravan and Camping

Rejuvenate your senses by getting closer to nature with a camping and caravanning holiday. Unzip your tent and soak up that the magical view of lake and fell. Stand at your caravan door and take in the magnificent sunsets on our Solway Coast. Tour around the Lake District and experience all of these and more – that’s the beauty of camping in Allerdale.


You may love the great outdoors, but that doesn’t mean your stay has to feel like roughing it. How about a cosy camping pod on a fellside, a shepherd’s hut on a working farm or even a tepee in a deserted Lake District valley? You can enjoy being up close and personal with nature with a few of the comforts of home.

Keswick Tourism Association

Keswick Tourism Association has more than 300 trade members, including accommodation providers in the heart of this lovely bustling town or out in the surrounding villages in the heart of the Lake District. From farm stays to contemporary living, simple and basic accommodation or something with the wow factor and some serious luxury, you can find out more and book accommodation with their members here. The only problem is which one to choose…


Allerdale is a great place to visit in your motorhome. We have wide open spaces, some of the finest parts of the Lake District, the hidden gem of the Solway Coast and Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site. Use our interactive map to find paid camping and caravanning sites that welcome tourers. You can also find attractions, places to eat and drink as well as providers of local services.

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FairBooking Cumbria, an initiative promoted by Cumbria Tourism encourages booking directly with local accommodation providers or through a FairBooking website like visitallerdale.co.uk. and golakes.co.uk This ensures not only the best deal for you but helps sustain the local economy.

By making your booking with a FairBooking business you know that you will always receive the best available rates at the time of booking, and often something a little extra.

Every FairBooking business has pledged to donate to a local good cause for each direct booking made. If you book through this website, Cumbria Tourism also makes an annual donation to a Cumbria good cause.