Best Lake District Hotels for Hikers
Best Lake District Hotels for Hikers: Lake District hotels offer a genuine variety of accommodation while sharing one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring settings in the country.
Whether you are looking for the ultimate in country house luxury or a simple, low cost base for a Lake District hike through, you will find the perfect place to stay.
Hotels in the Lake District
Typical of the area’s traditional character and welcoming modern comforts is The Swan Hotel, in Grasmere.
This former coaching inn was built in 1650 and counts William Wordsworth and Sir Walter Scott amongst its distinguished visitors over the centuries.
Want a room with a view?
You will find endless scope in Lake District hotels.
Towering mountains and fells create a magnificent backdrop, whether you choose the central lakes, towns and villages, the tranquil valleys, or the Cumbrian coast to ‘check in’.
Rooms with an exclusive touch can be found for example at Sawrey House - a luxurious boutique hotel overlooking 3 acres of gardens to breathtaking views of Esthwaite Water and Grizedale Forest.
Many hikers may prefer just a cheap basic hotel in the lake district but if you want to rest and recoup then Swarey House ticks all the boxes.
Wherever the hotel is, there is easy access to the Lake District’s countless holiday activities.
Given the unique landscape, walking is of course a favourite here, as is sailing and there are plenty of easy - or challenging - cycling routes too.
And what better way to reflect on a day among the lakes and fells than in one of the excellent inns, for which the area is deservedly renowned.
You can count on a friendly welcome and the region’s own beers are among the best in the land.
Foodies really are well catered for, with Lake District hotels and outstanding restaurants offering fresh, locally grown produce and a wide range of culinary styles.
Getting around should be part of the fun and public transport is a great way to visit the many Lake District visitor attractions.
It can be very refreshing to leave the car at your hotel and take in the wonderful scenery along the way.
As well as permanent attractions there are many special events, from traditional fairs to ghost tours, staged throughout the year.
So there is always something new to experience, even for visitors compelled to return time after time – because, steeped in natural beauty, character and with a fascinating blend of rural and industrial history, the Lake District casts a spell like no other part of the world.
Do you have a favourite hotel when hiking through the Lake District?
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