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Overlooking some of England's highest fells and Bassenthwaite Lake, this fine hotel is ideally situated for exploring Bassenthwaite, Keswick and the Lake District. The accommodation, extensive leisure facilities, and friendly service are certainly strong points here. Ritson's Restaurant and Laker's Lounge offer a range of dishes using locally sourced meats from the fells; managed, sustainable fish stocks; and international and seasonal ingredients.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

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4 Star Hotel

Extensive leisure facilities in an unrivalled location

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- AA Inspector
Best Western Plus Castle Inn
BASSENTHWAITE, Nr Keswick, CA12 4RG
Phone : 017687 76401

Features

Rooms
  • En-suite rooms: 42
  • Family rooms: 4
  • Bedrooms Ground: 9
  • Free TV
  • WiFi available
Children
  • Children welcome
Leisure
  • Indoor Pool
  • Grass Tennis Court
  • Gym available
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme
Facilities
  • Night porter available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 120
Accessibility
  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers
Opening Times
  • Open all year
Weddings
  • Maximum number of guests: 180

About The area

Discover Cumbria

Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.

Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.

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