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Newby Bridge Hotel & Leisure Centre
"Good Points: Location for walks. Bad Points: Extremely dated hotel. The room we stayed in was very small and damp. Not quaint but poor. When we asked what time check in ..." More

Newby Bridge Hotel & Leisure Centre
"Obviously from reading the previous reviews the hotel has undertaken some drastic changes, we had a fantastic break. The hotel was very traditional, every inch the manor house, with ..." More

Hill Crest Country Guest House
"We have just returned from a 2 night stay at this B & b and cannot praise it enough. The rooms were immaculate - the cleanliness was exceptional and ..." More

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Newby Bridge is one of those small villages that by its location manages to offer a great deal more than would be expected of such a little settlement. Standing just a short distance from the southern tip of Windermere, a stroll will take you to Lakeside Pier, from which steamers head off to Waterhead (a minute from Ambleside) and Bowness, and Windermere’s bright lights. There is a ferry here too taking visitors across to Fell Foot Park, a National Trust property restored to its Victorian splendour, complete with rowing boat hire for a quiet pull on the lake. Newby Bridge is a stop on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, a steam line running the three and a half miles between the village of Haverthwaite and the southern shore of Windermere, so a stroll from Newby Bridge could be followed by a quick cruise and a steam train back. For a different aspect of the region the village is a good base for exploring the Cartmel peninsula, or venturing just a little further west to Furness, or east to Grange-over-Sands, like Newby Bridge once part of Lancashire-over-the-sands, now in Cumbria. For a small place Newby Bridge is well served as regards accommodation. What was Newby Bridge Mansion when it was built in 1793 is now Newby Bridge Hotel, a must for Wordsworth devotees – he was friendly with the Machels who owned it, and his correspondence with them is displayed there. The Swan Hotel was once a coaching inn in the days when Newby Bridge was on the turnpike to Kendal, and it retains its 17th century charm. The more modern Whitewater Hotel enjoys a fantastic location by the River Leven and the bridge for which the village is named, a lovely stone structure with five spans, built in 1651 though there were crossings here long before then. Just to the east of the village there is a holiday park on the wooded lake shores too, for those wanting to get closer to nature. The Leven is a noted fishing river, full of spawning salmon at the right season. The story of the salmon features in the many displays at the Aquarium of the Lakes at Lakeside, as does that of a less well known piscine resident of Windermere, the char. Even the otters are represented, so young naturalists can be introduced to a wide selection of the area’s fauna here.


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Swan Hotel (0.11 miles)

Swan Hotel

Overlooking Lake Windermere, this newly refurbished & renovated former 17th century Coaching Inn offer the best of Lakeland luxury. Luxuriously equipped bedrooms & executive suites, a fantastic Italian restaurant or traditional Lakeland Pub meals, Health ... More | visit website

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Newby Bridge Hotel & Leisure Centre (0.12 miles)

Newby Bridge Hotel & Leisure Centre

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The Hotel was originally known as Newby Bridge Mansion. It was built in 1793 by James Machel and was one of the first great houses to be built on the shores of ... More

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Lyndhurst Country Guest House (0.20 miles)

Lyndhurst Country Guest House

Les & Christine look forward to welcoming you to their home, Lyndhurst Country House situated at the southern tip of Lake Windermere. We are within easy reach of local hotels, restaurants and country inns. We ... More | visit website

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Lakeside Hotel on Windermere (0.89 miles)

Lakeside Hotel on Windermere
Lakeside Hotel, the best 4 star hotel on the shores of Windermere offers you a unique location on the water's edge of Lake Windermere.

It is a classic traditional Lakeland Hotel, personally owned and managed ... More | visit website

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Landing Cottage Guest House (0.89 miles)

Landing Cottage Guest House

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Charming Victorian Lakeland stone and slate built country house situated close to the shores of Lake Windermere and in close proximity to the Windermere Lake cruise, steam railway and freshwater ... More

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Knoll Country House (1.11 miles)

Knoll Country House

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This beautiful late Victorian country house is set in its own grounds amidst beautiful wooded countryside, in the picturesque location of Newby Bridge, on the shore of Lake Windermere. Knoll Country House ... More

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Whitewater Hotel and Leisure Club (The) (1.16 miles)

Whitewater Hotel and Leisure Club (The)

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Nestling in a valley on the banks of the River Leven, which flows from the southern end of Lake Windermere, just over a mile away. The Whitewater Hotel can meet the ... More

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Bramble Cottage (1.21 miles)

Bramble Cottage

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Bramble Cottage is an attractive traditional Lakeland cottage retaining many original features. There are an abundance of old beams throughout with a cosy open log fire in the lounge. Set ... More

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Hill Crest Country Guest House (1.30 miles)

Hill Crest Country Guest House
Award Winning Guest House! Newly refurbished Hill Crest welcomes you to its homely, 4/5 Star guest house accommodation, decorated in a mix of traditional and contemporary style. ( visiting my website is essential) Situated at ... More | visit website
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The Coach House (2.25 miles)

The Coach House is a Victorian property tastefully converted to living accommodation in the 1960s. It retains many of the original features. Our situation on the outskirts of Haverthwaite gives easy access to the Central Lake ... More | visit website

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