The Lake District on a Budget

Staying in the Lake District on a budget doesn’t mean having to miss out on all the magic Cumbria has to offer. There are plenty of things to see and do during your visit, without having to break the bank by overspending.

What to do in the Lake District on a Budget

If you’re staying in the Lake District on a budget, then you’re in luck. Many of the best things to do come for free. After all, you’re surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK. Why wouldn’t you want to explore it on foot?

Walking in the Lake District gives you a chance to get off the main road and across the fells. In fact, one of the most popular vantage points is near Windermere train station and only a few minutes from our Windermere Guesthouse and Hostel at Orrest Head.

As for attractions, then they don’t have to break the bank either. The likes of the World of Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage both affordable and the chance to gain a real insight into Cumbrian Life.

Eating in the Lake District on a Budget

It’s no surprise your biggest expense on holiday can be food and drink. Even choosing a cheap and cheerful café for lunch one day and grabbing a takeaway another can soon easily add up.

That’s why planning ahead comes in handy. You can always have a decent breakfast to start your day, then just pick up a portion of chips for dinner. Alternatively, head to the local deli counter or nearest supermarket and arrange a picnic by the Lake.

If the weather’s against you, there’s always somewhere to have a pub lunch without having to book a table at a fancy restaurant for dinner.

Travelling the Lake District on a Budget

Again, if you wish to visit the Lake District you don’t have to spend a fortune. Buy your train tickets in advance for the best deals, plus you won’t have to walk far once you arrive. Not only that, but our Windermere Guesthouse and Hostel is right next to the Windermere bus station. You can arrange to travel by coach from most major cities, search online for the best deals.
Speaking of deals, getting about the Lake District when you arrive is easy enough too. With combination tickets available via Windermere Lake Cruises. Giving you the chance to enjoy a trip on the great Lake as well as a train ride on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway.

Staying in the Lake District on a Budget

You don’t have to stay in a spa hotel in the Lake District to enjoy the finer things in life. Staying in the Lake District on a budget has come a long way from misconceptions about hostel dorms and cheap hotels.

By booking affordably priced accommodation at the Windermere Guesthouse and Hostel you wouldn’t know you weren’t in a boutique hotel. With just 6 rooms we are able to provide comfortable private accommodation, in a peaceful location near the train station.