By Expedia Team, on November 12, 2018

Fells and Dales: Hotels for Scenic Walks in Cumbria

“The majestic and captivating landscape of Cumbria and the Lake District have long inspired poets, artists and, of course, hill walkers, all of whom have been drawn to the dramatic beauty of the dales and fells. If, like them, you’ve decided to experience the splendour of the region, you will need – like all great explorers -a base camp. These five hotels are an excellent place to rest your weary legs after a day discovering the glorious natural surroundings of Cumbria.

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The Kings Head Hotel, Ravenstonedale, England

The village of Ravenstonedale stands at the foot of the Howgill Fells, with spectacular walks suitable for all ages and abilities leading out from the village. The Kings Head Hotel is a great base for your exploration of the surrounding countryside, and after a day on the fells you can relax in one of their six individually designed rooms and in the bar with a menu of traditional pub classics and a range of beers from local breweries.

If you want to see more hotels in Ravenstonedale, visit our Ravenstonedale hotels page.

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Rothay Garden Hotel, Ambleside, England

The village of Grasmere was the home of the romantic English poet William Wordsworth, who described it as the ‘loveliest spot’ that any man had laid eyes on. From the four-star Rothay Garden Hotel you can soon experience the landscape that Wordsworth loved, with walks ranging from easy trails along the lake to iconic hill walks, including Helvellyn and Langdale Pikes. Once down off the fells, enjoy fine dining in the hotel’s Garden Restaurant or pamper yourself in the Riverside Spa.

If you want to see more hotels in Ambleside, visit our Ambleside hotels page.

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The Punch Bowl, Kendal, England

For many visitors, Kendal is the gateway to the Lake District and, unsurprisingly, there are many great walks leading out from the town, including hikes up Kendal Fell or to Hawes Bridge, as well as cultural and historical trails through the town itself. The Punch Bowl is a traditional inn just outside Kendal, and a great place from which to explore this corner of the Lake District. The pub also offers a hearty menu of traditional meals, as well as a range of beers and other drinks to toast a long day in the hills.

If you want to see more hotels in Kendal, visit our Kendal hotels page.

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Armathwaite Hall Hotel, Keswick, England

The rugged beauty of Skiddaw, one of the Lake District’s most iconic mountains, dominates the skyline above the Armathwaite Hall Hotel, but its location close to Bassenthwaite Lake means there are walks out from the hotel to suit all abilities. This four-star hotel offers 400 acres of deer parkland to explore, afternoon tea on the terrace and fine dining in the Lake View Restaurant, as well as a full-service spa with a range of treatments and facilities, including a sauna, an outdoor hot tub and an infinity pool.

If you want to see more hotels in Keswick, visit our Keswick hotels page.

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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, Windermere, England

With its lakeside setting framed by the beauty of the fells, it is little wonder that Windermere is one of the Lake District’s most popular destinations. From the town you can you can soon be up into the hills, including the famous Tarns Walk, which combines the best that the Lakeland landscape has to offer. Explore the town and countryside around from the four-star Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, with lake views, a restaurant serving regional and seasonal specialties, and a spa with thermal suite and heated pool.

If you want to see more hotels in Windermere, visit our Windermere hotels page.”