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Ravenstone Hotel

While it won't win prizes for its décor (especially in its rooms, which are still well-appointed, though), the Ravenstone Hotel wins hands down for its location, its quality of service and cost. It has everything a visitor to the Lake District could ask for: Skiddaw on its doorstep, a well-stocked games room and a spacious lounge in which to relax (and gaze out of) after a long day's walking.

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Situated in the beautiful Borough of Allerdale in the stunning county of Cumbria, Bassenthwaite is an ideal location to plan a stay at any time of the year.

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Being a strong agricultural community, Bassenthwaite consists of only two farms, a single pub and not a shop in sight, meaning it is the perfect place to go to get away from the everyday town and city lifestyle. The village is extremely picturesque, with a stream running through it and many rural qualities you would expect from such a location.

Bassenthwaite is located around one mile from Bassenthwaite Lake, a beautiful spot with many popular walks surrounding it, making Bassenthwaite the ideal place to make a peaceful base for exploring the Lake District.

Travel guide on Bassenthwaite
With a number of holiday homes and nearby campsites you won’t be stuck for accommodation choices with many that can be booked in advance.

Mirehouse Keswick, English Lake District, Cumbria CA12 4QE (017687) 74317

Located next to Bassenthwaite Lake, this fine historic house was built in 1666 and refurbished in 1981.

The house has strong literary connections and holds a unique collection of manuscripts and letters from the likes of Wordsworth, Tennyson and the artist, John Constable.

Open during the summer season, the house and grounds make for a great family day out.

Trotters World of Animals, Coalbeck Farm, Bassenthwaite, Cumbria CA12 4RD (017687) 76239

Located in the beautiful north Lakeland fells, Trotters World of Animals is a wildlife park that aims to preserve the animal world.
Featuring lynx, wild boar, meerkats and otters; the park also offers educational programmes that promote sustainable lifestyles through learning.


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