“Stylish bedrooms with quality furnishings and fittings.” - VisitEngland Assessor
Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria
Our Inspector's view
Tucked away in the heart of this popular market town, Plato's is steeped in history. The bedrooms have a wealth of thoughtful extras and personal touches. Imaginative food is available in the elegant restaurant with its open-plan kitchen or downstairs in the vaulted cellar. The lounge bar has a more relaxed vibe with open fires and soft seating. A warm welcome and professional service is always assured.
- Open all year
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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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