Skiddaw View Holiday Park
Skiddaw View Holiday Park

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Our location in the northern Lake District is ideal for exploring the quieter local area, but also good for exploring the ever-popular central Lake District as well.

You can fill your days with so much, from a peaceful walk on the fells, a stroll around one of the quaint towns and villages, to one of the wonderful annual festivals and events or, of course our many great visitor attractions, heritage sites and points of interest.

In addition to the great local destinations, we are less than an hour from the popular central Lake District destinations such as Grasmere, Ambleside and Windermere.

So whether you're here for just a few days or many, many years you'll always find something to do. Why not start at some of our favourite places...


The vibrant town of Keswick is located on the edge of Derwentwater lake. Keswick offers a range of attractions for visitors including an array of independent shops for speciality foods, antiques, crafts and outdoor equipment. The pedestrianised Main Street host a weekly market outside the famed Moot Hall, which dates back to 1695.


Set at the confluence of the rivers Cocker and Derwent, the Georgian town of Cockermouth is the birthplace of poet William Wordsworth and home of a variety of quaint shops, local pubs, great cafes and restaurants and beautiful scenery. The town is also the home of Jennings Brewery which has been located in the town since the late 1800s.


Western Lakes

Bassenthwaite and the western lakes (Loweswater, Crummock and Buttermere) are ideal if you’re looking to escape the busier central Lakes, but still enjoy the immense beauty that the Lakes has to offer. Our location provides easy access to the Western Lakes, but also within an hour you can visit the ever popular destinations of Ambleside and Windermere.

Solway Coast

11 miles from Skiddaw View is the coastal village of Allonby. The village boasts stunning views across the Solway Firth towards the mountains of southern Scotland. Allonby is also noted for its 17th century coaching inn - now known as the Ship Hotel – reportedly a venue that hosted Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins during their 1875 tour of Cumberland.



Wigton is a small market town just 15 mins from Skiddaw View, it has a selection of local stores, tall Georgian buildings lining its streets, a handsome 18th century church and an attractive memorial fountain gracing the hold market place, its jumble of streets, narrow lanes and alleyways are worth exploring.


Half an hour from Skiddaw View is the historic Border City of Carlisle home of the famous Castle built in 1066 and site of many ancient wars between the English and Scottish. Today Carlisle is still beautifully medieval; the city beautifully blends modern with historic offering a host of shops and places of interest.

Windermere, Ambleside & the Southern Lakes

Visitors flock to Bowness-on-Windermere each year for its shops, restaurants, pubs, cafes and endless trips on the water, whatever the weather throws at you there’s something to do. The southern Lake District locations of Windermere, Ambleside and Grassmere are less than an hour from Skiddaw View.