Destination guide

Delight in the lakeside landscape of Borrowdale

The lake, mountains and forests display a scene truly unique to Borrowdale. Travellers to this walkable city praise the hiking, cycling and parks. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in Borrowdale

Do you want to discover attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Borrowdale a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Whinlatter Forest Park (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Rookin House Activity Centre (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Brantwood (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Lake District Wildlife Park (12 mi / 19.4 km)
  • Go Ape Grizedale (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Windermere Golf Club (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Borrowdale

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Borrowdale. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lodore Falls (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Buttermere (4.3 mi / 7 km)
  • Pike of Stickle (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • Harrison Stickle (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Derwent Water (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Scafell Pike (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Borrowdale

Fly into Carlisle (CAX), the closest airport, located 32.7 mi (52.6 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Borrowdale?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,238 holiday lettings around Borrowdale. From 984 cabins to 984 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Borrowdale? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Borrowdale. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Scafell Pike: 2,068 holiday lettings
  • Derwent Water: 2,030 holiday lettings
  • Honister Slate Mine: 2,076 holiday lettings
  • Lodore Falls: 2,078 holiday lettings
  • Ambleside: 1,913 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Borrowdale listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Borrowdale?

Yes, of course. offers 984 Cabins in Borrowdale. Our other popular types of Borrowdale holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 984 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 133 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 55 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bed & breakfasts and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Borrowdale?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 86 holiday homes with pool available in Borrowdale. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.