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October 7, 2021

What makes a caravan holiday in cumbria SO special?

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Most of us love a caravan holiday. Not only do we get to experience a gorgeous new change of scenery, but we get to experience it in comfort with all the mod cons a caravan comes with to make your stay extra special.

However, there’s something about a caravan holiday in Cumbria that makes a caravan holiday that little more special.


Phenomenal scenery

Cumbria Scenery



Let’s be honest with ourselves. Nowhere does views quite like Cumbria. From the mesmerising mountains to the luscious lakes, Cumbria has it all. 

Looking for a mountain climbing experience like no other? Look no further than Scafell Pike


Located in the Lake District National Park, Scafell Pike holds the title of being the tallest mountain in England. Whether you’re an avid hiker or just a casual climber, Scafell Pike has a variety of walks and attractions to suit your preference. Being at the summit of this incredible height gives you the perfect opportunity to drink in the views that Cumbria supplies.




If lakes are more your thing, don’t worry! The Lake District has those as well believe it or not. 


The Lake District’s longest Lake is Lake Windermere, great for soaking in the views on a boat ride. Or perhaps you’re looking for a tucked away lake where you can enjoy the views and a walk in peace and tranquillity – Ennerdale water may just be the lake for you. 


The Lake District has some phenomenal scenery is a clear reason why a caravan holiday in Cumbria is so special.


Incredible history and culture


When it comes to an English county of history and culture, it doesn’t get much better than Cumbria. Did you know that Cumbria was once home to famous writers including William Worsworth and Beatrix Potter? You can even visit the homes which they lived in!


Full of historic villages and hamlets, Cumbria has much to provide when it comes to culture. 

If you’re a lover of books, the ancient market town of Sedbergh is England’s first book town. 


The town offers a staggering collection of rare and second hand books, as well as the towering magnificence of Mount Winder as a backdrop.


Not too far south from Sedbergh is the historic town of Kendal. Kendal was first established in the first century A.D. The town is rich in history having first been put on the map by the romans. In fact, several roman forts in Kendal are still standing today. Castle Howe and Kendal castle are the perfect destinations for those craving rich Cumbrian history.


Kendal also sells its own signature confectionery. Kendal mint cake is a minty, sugary treat first developed in 1918. This treat cannot be missed upon a visit to Kendal during a caravan holiday in Cumbria.


Delectable cuisine


Food and drink may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Cumbria, but perhaps it might be after reading this. 


Cumbria is home to 6 Michelin star rated restaurants, so you can fine dine like nowhere else! 

The south Cumbrian village of Cartmel features 2 Michelin star restaurants. Yes 2! 


L’enclume and Rogan & Co both feature menus with outstanding seasonal produce and vibrant flavours. Both restaurants also have their very own farms, from which they produce their own food. Fortunately for those staying at the Holgates Holiday Park in Silverdale, Cartmel is just a 20 minute drive away! 


Not only does Cumbria excel in fine dining, it also boasts a vast array of cafes serving irresistible tea, coffee and cakes. For a welcoming cafe featuring delightful breakfast, lunch and snacks check out Copper Pot in Ambleside

Or if you’re looking for a cafe where you can savour the views as well as the food and drink, visit Waterhead coffee shop, also in Ambleside. 


Though you may now think the cuisine in Cumbria is exceptional, the only way to truly know for yourself is to taste it for yourself!


After reading this blog you may think that you know exactly what makes a caravan holiday in Cumbria so special. However, you will never fully grasp the majesty of a Cumbrian caravan holiday without first experiencing it for yourself. 


Holgates Holiday Park in Silverdale is a magnificent location to sample all that Cumbria has to offer. With the surrounding areas holding some of the most magnificent views, events and activities for you to enjoy. Click here to book a visit to our caravan park in Silverdale and start your Cumbrian adventure today!

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