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County - Cumbria | Map
Tel code: 01539 | code search
Postcode: LA7 | code search
Population: 1700
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Beetham is a charming limestone village of cottages and cobbled courtyards, nowadays in Cumbria, but perhaps in spirit and looks more in tune with Lancashire just a mile away, of which it would once have been part. St Michael’s and All Saints’ church in the village dates in part from the 12th century, and is notable for its medieval glass in the Lady Chapel and west tower. Saints accounted for, those of a more earthly disposition can find comfort yards away in the 16th century Wheatsheaf Inn, a place of character located by the Bela River. The Bela, a well-known trout river crossed here with a three-arched bridge, powers the 14 foot high wheel of Heron Corn Mill, built in the mid-18th century. A barn attached to the mill is now a Museum of Papermaking, an industry of importance in Beetham for more than 200 years. And what village is complete without “the big house”, here Beetham Hall, in its time a fortified stronghold, now a farm house. Follow the path up out of the village towards Beetham Fell, and take the Fairy Steps through the limestone crag. Climb them without touching the sides and the fairies will grant you a wish, honestly. With the gap about a foot in places that takes some doing though. Imagine then negotiating the steps with a coffin – this is on a corpse trail, along which coffins of those dying in villages in the surrounding hills were brought for churchyard burial.

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Heron Corn Mill & Museum of Papermaking

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Wheatsheaf at Beetham

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Kiln Green Farmhouse

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Beetham Nurseries
Beetham Nurseries Tea Shop

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Kiln Green Farmhouse (1.16 miles)

Kiln Green Farmhouse

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Beautifully restored and delightful, this peaceful beamed farmhouse (all of white building) sits on the edge of the Lake District, 1 mile from Milnthorpe's shops, pubs and ... More

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Blue Bell Hotel (2.16 miles)

Blue Bell Hotel
The Blue Bell at Heversham was originally a vicarage for the old village and has a history dating back to 1460. While possessing old world charm, it now caters for every modern need, providing a ... More
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Ye Olde Fighting Cocks (2.52 miles)

Ye Olde Fighting Cocks

Fantastic accommodation overlooking the kent estuary with views of the countryside, lovely refurbished dining room (non smoking)traditional bar with pool, darts etc, and a top local chef who serves a wide variety of food. ... More | visit website

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Number 43 (2.62 miles)

Number 43

Introducing contemporary concept, select location, boutique style and sublime comfort. Number 43 Arnside is set in a sympathetically renovated Victorian townhouse with expansive views across the Kent Estuary towards the Lakeland Fells, Number 43 represents ... More | visit website

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Travelodge Burton M6 Northbound (2.65 miles)

Travelodge Burton M6 Northbound is located 3 miles from Carnforth Train Station, 31 miles from Blackpool Airport and well located for visiting Lakeland Wildlife Oasis, Sizergh Castle, University of Lancaster, and the Lake District. This ... More | visit website

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The Kings Arms (2.88 miles)

The Kings Arms
The Kings Arms is situated in the quaint Cumbrian village of Burton-in-Kendal, situated near to the oustanding natural beauty of the Lake District National Park, Yorkshire Dales and the historic city of Lancaster with easy ... More | visit website
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Crooklands Hotel (3.44 miles)

Crooklands Hotel

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Converted from an old farmhouse dating back to 1750. Exposed beams and lots of memorabilia in all the public rooms. Business facilities (e.g. fax/modem). Relax around a real log fire in ... More

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The Plough Inn (3.67 miles)

The Plough Inn
The Plough was rescued in June 2009, by Punch Bowl Inns. What began as a six month refurbishment became twelve months, these things so often do. The place was stripped, gutted, a few walls ripped ... More | visit website
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Woodlands Hotel (3.83 miles)

Woodlands Hotel
The Woodlands Hotel and Pine Lodges is a Lake District hidden gem. A charming country house Hotel superbly situated in three acres of woodlands that provide cover for roe deer and other wildlife.

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Longlands Hotel (3.91 miles)

Longlands Hotel

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Come an make yourself at home at our family run Inn The Longlands, with an excellent restaurant & bar. We are lucky enough to be right next to Tewitfield lock ... More

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