Lake District Budget Hotels Guide

recommended two star and other budget hotels in the Lake District


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in a quiet location sandwiched between fells and close to Ullswater, this hotel is a popular choice for those wishing to enjoy outdoor activities

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a characterful, Grade II listed hotel that retains many original features and offers comfortable guest rooms that are traditionally decorated

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this traditional hotel has been welcoming guests for over a 100 years and retains a homely atmosphere, stone walls, snug bar and open fires

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surrounded by unspoilt scenery at the head of the Great Langdale Valley, a 300 year old hotel offering cosy, traditional rooms

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stay in spacious rooms with fresh, light decor and enjoy the local, seasonal produce, local ales and music at these popular dining rooms

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placed next to the ruins of Penrith Castle with easy access on foot to the station and town centre and only a few minutes drive from the M6

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a 16th century former coaching inn, set on the A591 and surrounded by majestic fells, where oak beams, inglenooks and log fires can be found

Stags Head Hotel

Bowness-on-Windermere

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boasts a central location, with shops and restaurants on the doorstep, a traditional restaurant, popular bar that hosts live music and a nightclub

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placed in a peaceful countryside between Cartmel and Grange-over-Sands, rooms are cosy and well-appointed, some have scenic views

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admire the scenic views and enjoy first class dining, friendly staff and cosy accommodation in this historic inn with a glorious Lakeland setting

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a traditional Lakeland pub in a delightful spot on the tiny village green, cosy rooms, open fires in winter and home cooking can be sampled

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stay in bright, traditionally styled rooms and enjoy classic pub fayre including home-made pies at this relaxed, village centre inn

Troutbeck Inn

Troutbeck

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choose a room with scenic fell views at this inn in the charming hamlet of Troutbeck, dine on locally sourced food and relax in the cosy bar

Tarn Hows

Keswick

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this Victorian residence retains many of its original features whilst providing guests with expected facilities for a comfortable stay

The Royal Oak Inn

Bowness-on-Windermere

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a traditional pub conveniently placed in the centre of bustling Bowness affording guests homely rooms, pub fayre, real ales and a games area

The Coledale Inn

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a 19th century inn with smart, contemporary rooms set in a peaceful hillside spot overlooking the village toward the majestic fells beyond

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boasts a central location in the bustling village, 2 bars, televised live sporting events, a traditional grill restaurant and comfy, classic rooms

Bower House Inn

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dating from the 17th century, this traditional country pub sits in the quiet Eskdale Valley and is ideally located to explore the coast and the Lakes

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character pubs set opposite each other in a pretty hamlet in the heart of Wasdale, traditional style rooms are featured as is a micro-brewery

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the cosy, well-presented rooms are situated at the rear of the pub and have their own access so guests are free to come and go as they please

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