Hot Tub Breaks in Cumbria
Jam-packed with adventure, bursting with charm and firmly putting itself on the UK’s foodie map, a staycation in Cumbria will not disappoint.
Hot Tub Breaks In Cumbria
You’ll find Cumbria in the north west of England, close to Scotland – and what a find it is. It’s the second biggest county in the whole of the UK and home to incredible countryside including the Lake District National Park and a bit of the Yorkshire Dales, as well as a rich history and quaint market towns. It’s no surprise that so many poets and authors have been inspired after visiting Cumbria. Whether you’re looking to relax, get hearts racing or even combine the two, a holiday in Cumbria really will tick all of the boxes.
That’s before we mention the range of accommodation too. Think luxury holiday cottages with the likes of a private hot tub. Then, there’s dog-friendly holiday lodges with enclosed gardens and enough room for everyone to run around in. Or perhaps one of our family-friendly luxury lodges situated in one of the area’s most popular holiday parks will suit.
Of course, a hot tub holiday is always going to get you brownie points – whether you’re planning a long or short break for friends, family, or even a solo exploration. Kids will love splashing around, it’s a great place for adults to catch up and you can even spend an hour or so in there with a good book and a glass of fizz. Plus, whether you’re looking for log cabins with hot tubs close to the city or want a lodge with hot tub in the Lake District, we’re the team to turn to.
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Best for? City escapes
A 2,000 year old city, making it the oldest in the UK, and home to two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and one World Heritage Site, Carlisle has got to be on your list if you’re in the area. There’s just so much to do – whether you want to shop until you drop, catch a show, get out in the great outdoors or surround yourself with art and culture. That’s before we mention the number of trendy restaurants and popular bars that are popping up on the streets.
Best for? A bit of culture
While Kendal might be a market town, it’s so much more than its quaint neighbours. In fact, here the streets come alive with festivals, events and weekly stalls. Popular with shoppers and those in search of culture, it’s much bigger than the nearby Bowness on Windermere but offers just as pretty views and picture-perfect opportunities.
Best for? tasty treats
Forget the Peak District, the Lake District is where it’s at and Grasmere – a small village – has a number of family-friendly walking routes to explore. When you’re not out and about, there’s a number of hotels and pubs offering a selection of homemade food and local delicacies too. And, you’ve got to visit the gingerbread shop which has been attracting visitors for hundreds of years.
Best for? Walks
Of course, you probably know that the Lake District is full of walking routes but instead of heading to the well-known Lake Windermere, we say head to Ambleside. You’re guaranteed to fall in love with the picture-perfect views, independent restaurants and pubs, gin and craft beer shops, galleries and small-name brands lining the streets. And, the cottages with hot tubs are definitely something to write home about too.
Best for? Family-friendly attractions
A port town and previous industrial town in Cumbria, today Barrow-in-Furness boasts incredible heritage, exciting attractions, and plenty of stories to bring to life. The town actually grew to become the world’s biggest iron and steel centre so you can expect plenty of museums and galleries which depict the local history and are great places to spend a few hours.
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Carlisle Castle was established by the Normans and witnessed nearly near-constant conflict for the next 650 years. One of the most notable fights was probably the last, in 1745, which involved Bonnie Prince Charlie. Today, there’s exhibitions for him, Mary Queen of Scots and William II and there’s a few grisly tales to explore too.
What’s better than a brewery? An independent brewery that offers tours and tastings – like Hawkshead Brewery. Founded in 2002, the brewery produces around 150 barrels every week and distributes them around the north. At the brewery itself, you’ll find a beer hall and the option to join in a brewery tour where you can learn about how it’s made. Of course, you can also purchase some treats to take home with you.
Beatrix Potter’s House
Beatrix Potter is just one writer who was inspired by Cumbria and she even lived here for a while. Today, her house is still standing and sits just 30 minutes from Grasmere, welcoming visitors of all ages. In the nearby area, you’ll also find the World of Beatrix Potter – an interactive attraction that brings her creations to life including the famous Peter Rabbit.
Owned by the National Trust, Stagshaw Garden is an incredible area of woodland that boasts hundreds of shrubs, unusual trees, and beautiful plants all with views over Lake Windermere. There’s around 8 acres in total and it makes for a great place to wander around, enjoy a picnic and get away from the other tourists for a while.
South Walney Nature Reserve
A shingle island, this nature reserve is a great place to spot birds and play a game of wildlife bingo. It’s also the only place you can see grey seals in Cumbria and, when the time comes for them to give birth, you can expect some very cute pictures and new fluffy faces!