Exploring Cumbria Without A Car
There are plenty of ways to explore Cumbria and the Lake District without a car, and you'll experience a whole new side to our spectacular region when you do.
Travel at your leisure. Admire unforgettable views from a train or an open-top bus, get close to the spectacular landscapes by boat, by bike on foot, or even by electric car. Savour every moment. Make every journey count. Make the journey become part of the adventure.
Embark on your own time travelling adventure at Carlisle and Hadrian’s Wall. Fight off invasions at Carlisle Castle and join in the border disputes at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery. Venture a little further and you can get a taste of the centurion life along the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall.
There can be few towns with a setting as beautiful as Keswick, on the shores of Derwentwater and surrounded by mountains. Enjoy a beautiful day among the best of Lakeland scenery with the added opportunity to explore the shops and attractions in this small and friendly market town.
The inspiring scenery of the South and Central Lakes has meant that many literary greats have made their home here. Visit Beatrix Potter’s former home at Hill Top, immerse yourself in John Ruskin’s vibrant gardens at Brantwood or wander in Wordsworth’s footsteps at Rydal Mount and Dove Cottage.
Explore the enchanting and tranquil Ullswater Valley and the charming historic market town of Penrith. Visit the pretty Lakeland villages of Glenridding and Pooley Bridge or walk to the National Trust’s Aira Force; a tumbling waterfall which drops an impressive 65ft.