Borrowdale Gates Hotel
“Lakeland country house in prime fell-walking territory” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Revered Lakeland Fells guidebook author Alfred Wainwright especially loved the Borrowdale Valley, where this classic country house turns out skilfully cooked modern dishes. Extensive use is made of locally sourced meat, including the world famous Herdwick Lamb which can be seen grazing here. Panoramic windows in the restaurant offer captivating fell views.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 50
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: 25 December, 1 January
- Wines under £30: 31
- Wines over £30: 24
- Wines by the glass: 12
- Cuisine style: British, French
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
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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