Rainy Days in Cumbria


Even on a rainy day, there is so much to do in Cumbria! Whatever the weather, you can still experience some of Cumbria's famous landmarks and enjoy an array of indoor activities.

The mighty Aira Force is one of the most breathtaking attractions in the whole of Cumbria. On a damp day you can park at Aira Force car park and take a short walk to the waterfalls. There is even an ancient leaf canopy to keep you dry as you marvel the tumbling falls. If you're feeling a little chilly afterwards, you can always warm up in one of our Ullswater Cottages by a traditional toasy wood burner. Click here to view these.

Come rain or shine, Keswick is always buzzing! Park at the Central car park and visit one of the town's many coffee shops, restaurants or famous outdoor shops! Laura in the Lakes is perfect for a spot of lunch and a cup of tea!

Check out a museum or two in Keswick! There are so many to visit, from art galleries to history museums and even a motor museum! We recommend an afternoon at Gallery 26 at 27 to browse some of the many contemporary art pieces.

Hop on the Eskdale to Ravenglass steam train, one of the most stunning routes in the UK. The journey takes 40 minutes and takes you through ancient woodlands and fells. The train has cosy covered compartments so you can enjoy the views and stay perfectly warm and dry!

Of course, if the weather has taken a turn for the worse, Cumbria has plenty of fantastic traditional pubs for you to relax and unwind in while you sup on some traditional Cumbrian ales. Many Cumbrian pubs are pet-friendly, with open fires and stunning views - not a bad way to spend and afternoon we think! The Sun Inn in Bassenthwaite is warm with a friendly atmosphere and great food.