Top 10 caravan holidays in the Lake District

The warmer days mean it’s about time to get your caravan out of storage and go on your first caravan holiday of the year. There are many options around the UK for your next trip, so we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 caravan holidays in the Lake District.

The clue is in the name: The Lake District offers breathtaking views of some of England’s largest lakes. You’ll also find an array of Lakeland towns and fells to explore, amongst a host of other sights.

Take a look at our list of the top 10 caravan holidays in the Lake District below for some ideas for your next holiday.


The top 10 caravan holidays in the Lake District

In our list below, we’ve included caravan parks offering a range of amenities on-site, with sights and activities also available nearby, so there should be something for everyone.


1.   Castlerigg Hall Caravan and Camping Park

Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4TE

 caravan holidays in the lake district

Pictured: Castlerigg Stone Circle

With beautiful views of the Western Fells, Castlerigg Hall Caravan and Camping Park is perfect for your next caravan holiday. You’ll find a shop, café, kitchen, campers lounge, toilets, showers, and laundry room on-site. 

There are many scenic walks to enjoy near the park, and you’ll find the Castlerigg Stone Circle just a short walk away which is thought to be more than 4000 years old. Staying at this park also places you very close to the Lakeland town of Keswick and a host of activities such as golf, climbing, and pony trekking.

Book your stay at Castlerigg Hall Caravan and Camping Park.



2.   Park Cliffe Camping and Caravan Estate

Birks Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3PG

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Pictured: Lake Windermere

Surrounded by abundant wildlife, Park Cliffe Camping and Caravan Estate has even won an award for its conservation efforts. The site’s facilities include a shop, bar, and restaurant, showers, bathrooms, a children’s play area, and a games room.

There’s no shortage of things to see and do, either. Lake Windermere, Sizergh Castle, and the Honister Slate Mines and Museum are among the long list of sights and attractions near the park.

Book your stay at Park Cliffe Camping and Caravan Estate.



3.   Wallace Lane Farm

Brocklebank, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 8BF

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Pictured: Skiddaw

Just 5 minutes from Caldbeck village, Wallace Lane Farm is a pet-friendly caravan and camping site offering a shop, laundry room, fairy glen, and even hot tub pitches.

If you’re looking for scenic walks, you’ll find fells such as Skiddaw and Cat Bells nearby, which offer beautiful views. You’ll also be just a short drive away from the coast.

Book your stay at Wallace Lane Farm.



4.   Waterfoot Caravan Park

Pooley Bridge, Ullswater, Cumbria, CA11 0JF

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Pictured: Lowther Castle

With Ullswater right on your doorstep, Waterfoot Caravan Park is an excellent location for exploring England’s second-largest lake, whether by foot or boat.

The site has toilets, showers, a laundry area, and is just a short drive from the village of Pooley Bridge. If you’re interested in seeing some historic landmarks, you’re ideally placed to visit Dalemain Historic Mansion, Pendragon Castle, and Lowther Castle.

Head to the Waterfoot Caravan Park website and select ‘Book Now’ to book your stay.



5.   Harbour Side Caravan Site

Maryport Marina, Marine Road, Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 8AY

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Pictured: Maryport Marina

Right next to Maryport Marina, the Harbour Side Caravan Site has a pot washroom, toilets, and showers. You’ll only be a 5-minute walk from the town centre, too, which offers a choice of several local cafés, bars, and restaurants.

When looking for things to do, you’ve got the Lake District Coast Aquarium, Senhouse Roman Museum, and the Maryport Maritime Museum to consider nearby. Maryport is also home to The Wave Centre, which has a Clip ’n’ Climb facility and even an indoor caving complex.

Book your stay at Harbour Side Caravan Site.



6.   Syke Farm Campsite

Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9XA

 caravan holidays in the lake district

Pictured: Buttermere Lake

Based in the village of Buttermere, Syke Farm Campsite has showers and toilets on site with Syke Farm Tearoom just a short walk away, offering a Campers Full English Breakfast to start your morning off right. Several picturesque walks lead straight from the campsite, with two cafés, two pubs, and two lakes within Buttermere itself.

Just a 20-minute drive from the campsite, you’ll also find Whinlatter Forest, which has several walks and cycle tracks to enjoy throughout your stay.

Book your stay at Syke Farm Campsite.



7.   Hall More Holiday Park and Fishery

Hale, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7BP

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Pictured: Arnside

Set in the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the caravan park and campsite provide access to a fishery which offers a trout lake and mixed coarse fishing.

You’ll find showers, toilets, and a laundry area on site. The park also offers access to the nearby Fell End Park, which includes a bar and café, swimming pool, steam room, gym, shop, and children’s play areas.

Book your stay at Hall More Holiday Park and Fishery.



8.   Acre Holiday Park

Milton Lane, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7NN

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Pictured: Lancaster Canal

Located alongside the Lancaster Canal, Little Acre Holiday Park is partway between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. The site offers showers, toilets, and a laundry facility, and is just a few minutes down the road from the Crooklands Hotel for food and drink.

Kirby Lonsdale and Kendal are both a short drive away from the park. Visit Kirkby Lonsdale to see the Radical Steps and Devil's Bridge, or head to Kendal to see Abbott Hall, Kendal Castle, and Kendal Museum.

Book your stay at Little Acre Holiday Park.



9.   Black Beck Farm Holiday Caravans

Bouth, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8JJ

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Pictured: The John Barrow Hoad Monument over Ulverston

To the south of Grizedale Forest, a stay at Black Beck Holiday Caravans puts you right in the heart of the Lake District. There are on-site toilets and showers, and if you fancy a bite to eat, the White Hart pub is a short walk away in the local village of Bouth.

There's a range of activities to enjoy nearby, too, with Old Hall Farm just half a mile from the site. Here, you can tour the traditional 19th-century working farm or pop into the tearoom or ice cream parlour on-site. You've also got The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway and Laurel and Hardy Museum just short drives away for more fun during your stay.

To book your stay at Black Beck Farm Holiday Caravans, email them at or fill in the contact form on their website.


10.   The Quiet Site

Ullswater, Cumbria, CA11 0LS

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Pictured: Aira Force Waterfalls

Boasting multiple award wins in 2024, such as Britain's Greenest Park and AA Campsite of the Year, there's no shortage of reasons to visit The Quiet Site. The park has a bar, firewood pizza takeaway, zero waste shop, camper's kitchen, games room, showers, and toilets on site.

Amongst a host of local walks and cycle routes, the site is also a great base for visiting the Aira Force Waterfalls, Ullswater Steamers, The Ullswater Way, Muncaster Castle, and Lowther Castle and Gardens.

Book your stay at The Quiet Site.



Specialist touring caravan insurance through Ripe

There are many places in the UK worth visiting with your caravan, whether for the beautiful views, walks and cycle routes, or historical landmarks. The last thing you would want to happen, though, is to have your holiday cut short due to something such as theft or damage to your caravan.

Through Ripe, specialist touring caravan insurance can cover your caravan up to the value of £75k. Insuring your caravan through Ripe also lets you build your own bespoke policy, so you're never paying for more than you need.

Cover also includes Public Liability and Accidental Death cover of up to £10,000 in case you accidentally injure someone or cause damage to third-party property.

Find out more about specialist touring caravan insurance through Ripe, or get a quick online quote today and get insurance for your caravan before your next caravan holiday in the Lake District. 


Please note the information provided on this page should not be taken as advice and has been written as a matter of opinion. For more on insurance cover and policy wording, see our homepage.

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