If you’re looking at holiday lodges for sale in the Lake District, knowledge of the local area is especially handy!

The Lake District is a large place – larger than many newcomers first realise – so it can be difficult to know where to begin if there’s something you need during your stay.

If you’re considering purchasing one of our holiday lodges for sale in the Lake District here at North Lakes, or you are a new holiday homeowner with us, then be sure to read on for some helpful information about what you can find nearby!

Here’s what you can find close by to North Lakes Country Park:

Towns and cities

Our closest town is the Victorian seaside town of Silloth. Just four miles away from the park, the town offers a host of things to enjoy, including shops and annual events and coastal walks.

If you fancy venturing a bit further, the city of Carlisle (technically the biggest city in the UK, as it covers a whopping 1,040 square kilometres of land – despite its actual centre being reasonably small!) is just a 40-minute drive up the road, and boasts its own selection of attractions and entertainment.

You can find out more about where we’re based on our location page.

Supplies and essentials

If you’re looking to stock up on food and other holiday essentials, Silloth has a SPAR and a Co-op Food – just ten minutes’ drive from our site.

Health and wellbeing

In the unfortunate event that one of your holiday party is unwell or has an accident, here are the details of our nearest medical centres and hospitals:

Doctor’s surgeries:

Silloth Group Medical Practice

Address: Lawn Terrace, Silloth, Wigton CA7 4AH
Phone: 01697 331309
Opening hours: 8am to 6:30pm Monday-Friday

Aspatria Health Centre

Address: West Street Health Centre, West St, Aspatria, Wigton CA7 3HH
Phone: 01697 320209
Opening hours: 8:30am–12:30pm, 2pm-6pm Monday-Friday


Wigton Hospital

Address: Cross Lane, Wigton CA7 9DD
Phone: 01697 366600

Victoria Cottage Hospital

Address: Ewanrigg Rd, Maryport CA15 8EJ
Phone: 01900 812634

Food and drink

You’re never too far from a good pub, restaurant or café at North Lakes! Read on for a list of the best ones:


The Lowther Arms

Address: Mawbray, Maryport, CA15 6QT
Phone: 01900 881044
Opening hours: Sun - Thurs  12-10pm (food until 8pm), Fri & Sat 12- 11pm (food until 8pm)

Ye Olde Greyhound Inn

Address: Bromfield, Wigton CA7 3NB
Phone: 01697 361312
Opening hours: Friday-Sunday, 6-11pm

The Bank of Silloth

Address: 9 Eden St, Silloth, Wigton CA7 4WY
Phone: 01697 334290
Opening hours: 5-11pm, Weds-Sunday


The Fairydust Emporium Silloth

Address: 8 Eden St, Silloth, Wigton CA7 4WY
Phone: 01697 331787
Opening hours: 9.00am-3.00pm, Monday-Sunday - Open until 9.00pm Saturdays

Over the Rainbow

Address: 6 King St, Aspatria, Wigton CA7 3ES
Phone: 07795 144361
Opening hours: 9:30am–2:30pm Mon-Tues, Thurs-Fri

Silloth Café - Take Away Fish & Chips

Address: 2 Station Rd, Silloth, Wigton CA7 4AE
Phone: 016973 31319
Opening hours: 12.00 - 8.00pm Mon - Sun

Bars and pubs:

Cumberland Inn

Address: Cumberland Cottages, Silloth, Wigton CA7 4HF
Opening hours: Mon - Sun 5.00pm - 12.00pm

Attractions and entertainment

You can find out more about this on our things to do page, but as a quick overview, here are some of our current holiday homeowner’s favourites:

  • The Secret Solway Summer Evening Tours
  • Crummock Water
  • Davison’s Ice Cream Factory
  • Silloth Golf Club
  • Sandylands Pool and Spa

The Lakes themselves

Half an hour from Bassenthwaite Lake, an hour away from Ullswater Lake, and an hour and a half or so from Windermere Lake, you’ll be spoilt for choice when you purchase one of our holiday lodges for sale in the Lake District.

Plus, should you decide to have a day in, you can enjoy the sites of our very own 22-acre lake from your caravan or lodge window!

Ready to make North Lakes your holiday home from home?

Take a look at our holiday lodges for sale in the Lake District at North Lakes Country Park and get in touch with our team to arrange a viewing today!


See for yourself...

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