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Population: 490
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Scotgate Holiday Park
"One of the best sites that we have stayed at. Great 360 views of the fells, layout and maintenance of the site excellent, toilet and shower luxury, shop well stocked, ..." More

Scotgate Holiday Park
"Just come back after a 3 day stay at this site and I must say it was fabulous! The staff there are really helpful and the views are amazing. We ..." More

Scotgate Holiday Park
"What a lovely site. when we arrived the check in was quick and straight forward, 2 gentlemen who work at the site showed us to our pitch, unhooked the ..." More

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The pretty white cottages of Braithwaite huddling beneath the looming Grisedale Pike and Causey Pike, offer a comforting view to travellers, be they on foot bound for some of the best walking in the Lakes, in the car motoring between Keswick and Cockermouth, or even on the C2C cycle trail. Braithwaite sits at the start of the Whinlatter Pass that rises to over 1,000 feet above sea level, offering views across the two lakes the village is near – Derwentwater to the south east, and Bassenthwaite to the north, with daunting Skiddaw beyond. The Coledale Brook splashes through the village, with two old stone bridges crossing it. With local industries of woollen manufacture, lead mining and pencil making gone (Cumberland Pencils moved to Keswick in 1898) the village can concentrate on its visitors. The spirit is served by Braithwaite’s two churches, St Herbert’s and the Methodist Chapel, and spirits are served by several welcoming hostelries including the Middle Ruddings Hotel and the Coledale Inn. But most refreshing of all is the countryside and the walking. For the more intrepid there are plenty of trails, and nearby Barrow Fell rising to nearly 1,500 feet offers terrific panoramas from its high points. For those wanting gentler paths there is the Comb Gill Trail at Whinlatter Forest Park’s visitor centre, but this is still a mountain forest


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The Royal Oak (0.06 miles)

The Royal Oak

After your busy day exploring the area you will need to relax and unwind – where better than the Royal Oak, a traditional country inn set in the heart of Braithwaite.

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Middle Ruddings Hotel (0.30 miles)

Middle Ruddings Hotel

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The management, Liz, Andy and the team, welcome you. The Middle Ruddings Country Inn & Restaurant is family run and family friendly. Children and pets are always welcome. Fair tradeIt ... More

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The Cottage in the Wood (0.43 miles)

The Cottage in the Wood Country Hotel and Restaurant is a former 17th century coaching inn situated in the heart of the Whinlatter forest near Keswick, in one of the most beautiful and dramatic areas ... More | visit website
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Powe House (1.16 miles)

Powe House
Located in the beautiful lake district and with views out towards Skiddaw. An ideal location for getting away from it all, but in warm friendly surroundings. ... More | visit website
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Derwent Lodge Hotel (1.29 miles)

Derwent Lodge Hotel

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Derwent Lodge is a hotel that provides a luxurious base for your holiday whilst at the same time maintaining an informal and relaxed atmosphere.Derwent Lodge Hotel is a traditional Georgian ... More

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Derwentwater Hotel (1.35 miles)

Derwentwater Hotel

The epitome of a Lakeland country house hotel set in 16 acres of conservation grounds on the shores of Derwentwater. Refurbished to provide high standards of accommodation - sublimely comfortable without being pretentious. Award winning ... More | visit website

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Dewent Manor at the Derwentwater Hotel (1.35 miles)

Dewent Manor at the Derwentwater Hotel

Unique - award winning and an unrivalled location at the very heart of the Lake District. Set in the grounds of the highly commended Derwentwater Hotel is the former home of Alderman John Graves. His ... More | visit website

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Derwent Bank (1.56 miles)

Derwent Bank

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Derwent Bank, half a mile south of the village of Portinscale, is an idyllically situated Country House hotel. Its extensive grounds slope to the shores of Derwent Water, with hills ... More

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Swinside Lodge Hotel (1.83 miles)

Swinside Lodge Hotel

Swinside Lodge Country House Hotel is a unique Georgian Lakeland property set in its own gardens situated at the foot of Cat Bells in the beautiful Newlands Valley. It is surrounded by fells - Skiddaw, ... More | visit website

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Lyzzick Hall Hotel (1.90 miles)

Lyzzick Hall Hotel

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Offering an ideal setting for a relaxing break in the Lake District, this beautiful country house hotel is located on the lower slopes of Skiddaw. Being situated in the northern Lake District ... More

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