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Cheap Trains to the Lake District
The Lake District is a beautiful area to visit with its rolling mountains, vast lakes, and hidden coffee shops. There are so many places worth visiting in the Lake District: the idyllic town of Keswick, a walk from Coniston up the Old Man of Coniston, or a hike up the highest mountain in England, Scafell Pike for the most adventurous.
On this page, we will provide useful tips to use when finding cheaper train tickets to the Lake District.
Visiting the Lake District
Oxenholme Lake District is the best station to travel to when taking trains to Lake District National Park as it is on the West Coast Main Line. Oxenholme Lake District station is situated just to the south of Kendal and within easy reach of the attractions of Lake District National Park. Avanti West Coast manage and operate Oxenholme Lake District station, Avanti West Coast services from London to Glasgow and Edinburgh run via Oxenholme Lake District station. Transpennine Express run services from Manchester Airport to Glasgow and Edinburgh via Oxenholme Lake District station. Windermere Station and Penrith North Lakes Station are also in the Lake District.
Situated on the west coast, the Lake District has many attractions worth visiting. These include Brougham Castle, Holker Hall & Gardens, and Wordsworth House.
Things To Do
There are a variety of things to do in the Lake District, whether it be trying one of the many amazing coffee shops, walking up one of the numerous mountains or round one of the 16 lakes, or spending time indoors at The Rheged Centre or Keswick Climbing Wall.
The Lake District is also a great destination to visit for shopping. Carlisle, Keswick, and Kendal have many high-street stores while Grasmere, Ambleside, and Windermere have many independent stores. For indoor shopping you can visit The Rheged Centre and Westmorland Shopping Centre.
- Oxenholme Lake District Station
- Penrith North Lakes Station
- Windermere Station
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best route for travelling to the Lake District by train?
- Trains from Manchester – Take a train to Windermere Station.
- Trains from London– Take a train from London Euston to Oxenholme Station or Penrith North Lakes Station.
- Trains from Birmingham - Take a train to Oxenholme Station or Penrith North Lakes Station.
- Trains from Newcastle – Take a train to Carlisle Station and then change train to get to your destination in the Lake District.
- Trains from Liverpool – Take a train to Preston and then change train to get to Oxenholme or Penrith North Lakes.
Which places in the Lake District are not connected by trains and public transport?
Many areas of the Lake District do not have train stations as they are very remote, most can all be reached by a bus service from Oxenholme, Windermere, or Penrith North Lakes station.
Can you get to Lake District by train?
Regular trains run on the West Coast Main Line to the Lake District passing through Carlisle and Oxenholme.
How can I get to Lake District for cheap?
To get to the Lake District for cheap take the train. By booking with Split My Fare you can save up to 90% through split ticketing.
What food is the Lake District famous for?
The Lake District is famous for Kendal Mint Cake, Cumberland Sausage, and Grasmere Gingerbread.