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If Windermere is for tourists, Langdale is for walkers, and generally serious walkers at that, although there are creature comforts to be found in many inns here. Within the Langdale valleys (there are two Langdales, Great and Little) there are various settlements: the eponymous villages Great and Little Langdale; Elterwater, Skelwith Bridge and Chapel Stile, all with their own pub with a trade built on the walking enthusiasts who throng to the area throughout the year – the National Trust campsite here stays open all year round to accommodate those wanting to experience the real outdoors in all conditions. The area’s rocks were vital to the local economy long long before the leisure era. Pike of Stickle provided Neolithic Man with the raw material for a special polished stone axe head, traded throughout Britain, and even found in various places further afield in Europe. Quarrying slate has also long been important here, and there are two working quarries in the area still. But it is the pleasure provided by nature rather than the raw materials that is most significant these days. There are the Langdale Pikes: Loft Crag, Pike of Stickle, Pavey Ark, and Harrison Stickle among them, their southern aspect forming a seemingly sharp ridge. There is Dungeon Ghyll Force, a beautiful waterfall beloved of Victorian visitors. And for those who demand more water of the Lake District, there is Blea Tarn at the head of the valley, a beauty spot and a lure for fishermen with its brown trout and perch, and of course pike. And all around the fells: Lingmoor Fell separating Little from Great Langdale; Furness Fell beyond them; and views that reward those with the stamina to reach them.


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The Langdale Hotel & Spa (1.26 miles)

The Langdale Hotel & Spa

Founded on the site of an abandoned 19th century gonpowder works dotted with massive milestones and other carefully preserved reminders of its history, the Estate offers a superb range of facilities including two restaurants, two ... More | visit website

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Eltermere Country House Hotel (1.63 miles)

Eltermere Country House Hotel

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Elterwater, the most glorious of Lakeland Villages with its own Lake. The Eltermere was built in 1756 and overlooks Lake Elterwater an area of fantastic natural beauty at the foot ... More

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Britannia Inn (The) (1.63 miles)

Britannia Inn (The)

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In the village of Elterwater, this traditional Lakeland inn offers real ales and home-cooked food, in the heart of the Lake District. Lake Windermere is just 3 miles away. Each homely room ... More

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Three Shires Inn (1.75 miles)

Three Shires Inn

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A Traditional slate Inn built in 1872, nestled in one of Lakelands unspoilt areas, Little Langdale. Whether you intend to walk, climb drive or just ... More

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Gold Rill Hotel (2.23 miles)

Gold Rill Hotel

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Situated in a quiet corner of Grasmere overlooking the lake and surrounded by majestic fells. Just 2 minutes walk from the village centre. The hotel stands in one acre of ... More

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Grasmere Red Lion Hotel (2.34 miles)

Grasmere Red Lion Hotel

The Grasmere Red Lion combines the charm of a traditional coaching inn with modern facilities, situated in the quaint central Lakeland village of Grasmere. All the rooms in this non-smoking hotel are en suite many ... More | visit website

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Wordsworth Hotel (2.37 miles)

Wordsworth Hotel
The privately owned Wordsworth Hotel is a lovely Victorian Lakeland house set in a tranquil Lakeland village. The lounges and stunning new conservatory have spectacular views over the fells that so inspired the poet Wordsworth. ... More | visit website
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Grasmere Hotel (2.42 miles)

Grasmere Hotel
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The Grasmere Hotel is a delightful Victorian Country House Hotel and Restaurant in Grasmere Village. Our multi award-winning restaurant overlooks the ... More
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Rothay Garden Hotel (2.60 miles)

Rothay Garden Hotel
Situated on the outskirts of Picturesque Grasmere village and nestling in two acres of riverside gardens surrounded by majestic fells, this elegant hotel is surely the perfect choice for a relaxing Lakeland break.

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Chestnut Villa (2.70 miles)

Chestnut Villa

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Chestnut Villa was originally built in 1904, as a Coaching Inn and is situated on the edge of the picturesque 'honeypot' village of Grasmere. Under new management, the new owners ... More

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