Cumbria - The Lake District Hostels


Cumbria - The Lake District Travel Tips & Suggestions

Ambleside is the perfect location to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, without forgoing the comforts that don't occur in rural areas. For travelers staying in Ambleside hostels, the experience is that of a true British holiday, without getting overrun by holiday-goers. In the small, but lively, city center …
Buttermere is undoubtedly one of the loveliest villages in the Lake District, scenically situated and with a wealth of historical and literary associations. The village itself is tiny and sits on the floor of the valley between the lake it is named after and Crummock Water; access is via narrow, winding roads, which …
Cockermouth is a busy little Lake District market town that often gets overlooked in favour of some of the more central and well-known spots. The town is situated at the head of the River Cocker and sits on the edge of the Lake District; nonetheless, the wide range of facilities available make it an excellent base for …
At first glance Shap doesn't appear to have too much to recommend it; strung out along the A6, it has clearly been affected by the M6 taking traffic away from the village. However, if you are willing to dig a bit deeper, you find a very pleasant village with a range of facilities to suit the outdoor enthusiast. As the …
Coniston is one of the most popular towns in the Lake District, and rightly so, as it provides something for almost all visitors. The town is scenically situated between Coniston Water on one side and the iconic peak, the Coniston Old Man, on the other. As such, it is a haven for outdoors enthusiasts wanting to sail or …
The tiny Lake District village of Grasmere will forever be associated with William Wordsworth, the most famous of the Lakeland poets. Grasmere is an attractive town situated just off the main A591 road that runs through the heart of the Lake District. It gets very busy in the summer, and although there is plenty of …
Windermere, on the banks of the lake Windermere, has grown to merge with Bowness-on-Windermere, but both are separate towns. The town itself is about a fifteen-minute walk from the lake, and it sits in a beautiful part of the Lake District. There is a rail station in Windermere and several buses that run throughout the …
Carlisle, popular for many things, including its location as a starting or ending point along Hadrian's Wall, is a small city in Cumbria. While its location is not as near to the lakes as other cities or villages in the Lake District, Carlisle offers a more urban experience, and acts as the gateway to the lakes and to …
Keswick is one of the best places to base yourself on a visit to the beautiful Lake District. There are a wide range of accommodation options and a number of good quality Keswick hostels in the town and surrounding areas. In comparison with many other towns and villages in the Lake District, Keswick provides a full …
Penrith is a small, country village located in Cumbria in the north of England. This region is known for its rolling hills and lushest green countryside, and its large number of beautiful blue lakes, making Penrith the perfect place to escape from the big smoke for a couple of nights, or longer. Penrith's traditional …