Where to stay
You’ll be spoilt for choice when looking for a place to stay in Ullswater. For overnight visits, weekend breaks, or summer holidays we have it all. From grand hotels in beautiful lakeside locations, family run bed and breakfasts with a home from home welcome and self catering cottages with stunning views.
Or perhaps you prefer being at one with nature and pitching a tent in one of the many camp sites on the shores of the lake? If that is too much why not hire a caravan with those creature comforts or get cosy in a yurt and try glamping with friends?
Whatever you are looking for and whatever your budget, we have something to suit everyone. Remember not to get too comfortable though or you won’t want to leave!
The four star Inn on the Lake enjoys one of the most spectacular settings in the Lake District, with 15 acres of grounds with lawns sweeping to the shores of Lake Ullswater. There are 47 beautifully decorated en-suite guest rooms, which include Luxury Collection bedrooms. Guests can relax and dine in the Lake View lounges, the stunning Orangery with 360 degree views, our very own Lakeland pub Ramblers Bar and adjoining Candleroom, or in our award winning two rosette Lake View restaurant.
Ideally placed on the edge of Glenridding next to Ullswater and at the foot of Helvellyn.
Little can prepare you for the impact of seeing the ruins of Lowther Castle for the first time. The gardens are likewise stunning. The castle is the third building to inhabit the majestic site, while the gardens retain their original 17th century plan.
Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens
Award-winning Askham Hall is a place to stay and relax in a secluded part of the Lake District. Just over the hills from Lake Ullswater. 15 bedrooms and a restaurant in the house. A converted ancient oak beamed party barn. A spa and outdoor pool. Acres of grounds with beautiful surroundings in the heart of the Lowther Estate. A luxurious, intimate, unpretentious home from home awaits.
Side Farm Campsite is an ideal base for walking, mountain biking, sailing, canoeing, fishing or simply relaxing.
Hartsop Fold Luxury self Catering Lodges near Ullswater in the Lake District
The Rheged Centre, Penrith, is at the northern gateway to the English Lake District, has a vibrant arts and family events programme and welcomes 450,000 visitors every year. In addition to the award winning Gallery, giant cinema, indoor and outdoor play and pottery and block printing workshop, you will also find individual shops selling children’s books and toys, outdoor gear and gadgets, local food and drink in our Foodhall, niche skincare, quality clothing and British wool products all of which champion provenance, craftsmanship and design. Our cafes at Rheged which serve local seasonal produce. Rheged is a family business which is rooted in Cumbria and it’s also a building of architectural merit, with one of the largest grass roofs in the country.