Allerdale: The Perfect Place
to Recharge and Refresh

Visit Allerdale & find all you need for a reinvigorating break

Allerdale is the perfect place for a day trip or a longer break. It’s a place to explore and enjoy, safely and easily. You can avoid the crowds, find space to explore and find activities and isolation in equal measures. 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.

You’ll find everything you need here – from relaxing locations to rejuvenate your energy levels, to exciting activities to reinvigorate you after lockdown. We’re hugely dog-friendly too, with many of our shops, accommodation venues and eateries welcoming four-legged visitors. We’ve got fun for all the family, the perfect hideaways for a couple’s retreat, and enough things to see and do to keep everyone occupied. With social distancing measures in place throughout our towns you can shop local and stay safe.

When you do come and visit we kindly ask that you help us keep Allerdale as clean and safe as possible. Please respect social distancing guidelines, park considerately and put any litter in a bin or recycling point. Some of our more remote areas within the Lake District National Park don’t have huge car parks so please check before you travel here to see how busy they are.

View from Whinlatter Forest Park, near Keswick

The Trout Hotel, Cockermouth

Where to stay

From cheap and cheerful caravanning to high end luxurious hotels, explore the accommodation options in Allerdale here. Every venue will be doing things differently to keep their guests as safe as possible. Please prebook and please respect the business owners’ new ways of working. Check out the VisitEngland Covid Secure accreditation for even more peace of mind.

Getting here

By car

Check out our car parks before you visit here and use the Lake District National Park’s handy site to see how busy its car parks are. All our car parks accept contactless payments and the MiPermit App to help keep you safe.

By public transport

Government guidelines say you must wear a face mask or covering when you’re travelling on public transport so don’t forget to pack yours if you’re arriving by bus or train, or plan to use them, or the Windermere Ferry in the Lake District, while you’re here.

You can find travel advice and timings here. If you’re a regular user of Cumbria’s public transport, please be aware some timetables may have changed due to the coronavirus situation.

Keswick walking trails

Take a boat trip on Derwentwater, Keswick

Silloth Green

Our towns

The retailers and hospitality businesses in all our towns are working hard to keep you safe, with hand sanitiser, one-way systems, contactless payments and more all now in place.

For even greater reassurance that businesses are taking safety seriously, look out for the ‘covid secure’ posters in shops and eateries which show that their staff have gone through the self accreditation training. The local councils are also playing their part – temporarily widening pavements, for example, to allow greater social distancing, and enabling you to pay by card in our car parks.

Our businesses have never needed your support more. Thank you for shopping local when you stock up on provisions and thank you for visiting our fabulous attractions and places to eat and drink. Enjoy Allerdale – and come back soon!