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  • Damson Dene Hotel
    Near Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Riverside Hotel
    Located in Kendal town centre
  • Newby Bridge Hotel
    Overlooking Lake Windermere
  • Cuckoo Brow Inn
    Close to Lake Windermere
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Welcome to OUR FAVOURITE Blog

Meet our team and get the low-down from the locals

We, at South Lakes Hotels, are all lucky enough to live and work in this beautiful part of the country so let us introduce ourselves and tell you about the things that we like best. From favourite walk to favourite snack, from favourite day out to favourite pub, we'll tell you what we like and why.

...and we're not selfish, if you have a favourite thing to do, see, eat or visit in the Lake District, please tell us about it.

Embarking on a series of adventures in a setting that holds a myriad of inspiration and beauty is something you’ll struggle to turn down. The Lake District is famous for being “the birthplace for modern rock climbing” and rightly so, as every type of climbing is available to visitors in one exhilarating form or another. It’s not only the ideal place to begin your climbing career, but it’s host to a large variety of unforgettable experiences that you’ll never forget.
 
Stickle Ghyll Waterfall Climbing
 

With so many wonderfully quaint pubs and inns scattered around the Lake District, it's near impossible to pick out only a few. Most still hold a traditional English pub character whilst some have been revamped into leading-edge establishments. There's somewhere to suit every need, whether it be a generous homely meal, a refreshing beverage or a quick mid-walk pit stop. Here we have picked out just a handful of local favourites that are guarenteed to take your fancy.

 

old dungeon

old laundry interior

 

The Arts in and around the Lake District are certainly forces to be reckoned with, and it’s all down to beautifully unique locations and an incredibly high standard of production and design. The Lake District isn’t short of spectacular arts venues, but they each have their own distinctiveness and charm. A setting, which has been inspiring well-known names in the Arts world for years, is host to some of the leading annual events and theatre houses in Britain.

Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

Famous for its stunning scenery, its majestic mountains and dazzling lakes, Windermere and the Lake District attract over 16 million visitors each year. Walkers, hikers and lovers of the countryside can choose from a wide range of pubs, cafés, bars and restaurants in and around the Lake District serving real ales and hearty Cumbrian cuisine.

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Contact Us (all but home)

  • Damson Dene Hotel - 015395 68676
  • Riverside Hotel - 01539 734861
  • Newby Bridge Hotel - 015395 31222
  • Cuckoo Brow - 015394 43425
  • Bay Villa - 015395 36793

  • e: contactus@bestlakesbreaks.co.uk