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“Famous climbing inn at the head of Wasdale, spectacularly sited below Scafell Pike with magnificent views. Satisfy your stomach with hearty pub food or enjoy the finer things in the wood-panelled Dining Room. Rooms are simple but extremely comfortable and all boast breathtaking views. ”

“Famous climbing inn at the head of Wasdale, spectacularly sited below Scafell Pike with magnificent views. Satisfy your stomach with hearty pub food or enjoy the finer things in the wood-panelled Dining Room. Rooms are simple but extremely comfortable and all boast breathtaking views. ”

Hotel Review

England’s deepest lake, Wastwater, lies just below; its highest peak, Scafell Pike, towers above. The setting of this famous climber’s inn is bleak but magnificent, and the traditional interior, though fairly simple, is more comfortable than you might imagine. There is a panelled dining room, two bars adorned with a fine collection of climbing photographs, and a cosy, family-style sitting room. The food suits hearty appetites, especially the breakfasts.

 

Written by Fiona Duncan

Recommended For

  • Great walks
  • Miles from anywhere, this Inn has some of the most unspoilt walking in England.
  • Climbing
  • At the foot of England's highest mountain
  • Wildlife Area
  • This isolated and tranquil part of the lake district holds many birds and animals, keep your eyes open.
  • Active Holiday
  • Surrounded by England's tallest mountains, this is the perfect base for walking and climbing.
  • Learning
  • Visit the West Cumbrian Coast and learn about the Roman port of Ravenglass.
  • Sights nearby
  • The Smallest Church in England, St Olaf's at Wasdale Head.
  • Pet friendly
  • Well-behaved dogs are accepted at the discretion of the management . A charge of £10 per dog per night in hotel accommodation
  • Literary
  • Over the years Wasdale has played host to Wordsworth, Coleridge and Dickens.
  • Self catering to rent
  • 7 self catering apartments
  • Secluded setting
  • Charming
  • Remote
  • Owner managed
  • Quiet
  • Less £
  • Outstanding location
  • Full of character
  • House party feel
  • Child friendly
  • Hills & mountains
  • Restaurant
  • Landmark
  • Historic
  • Inn
  • Antiques
  • Free wifi
  • Wellbeing
  • Traditional
  • Intimate

Facilities

  • Views
  • All bedrooms have stunning views of Wasdale
  • Pet friendly
  • Well-behaved dogs are accepted at the discretion of the management . A charge of £10 per dog per night in hotel accommodation
  • Shops
  • The Barn Door Shop offers everything the walker, climber & camper could need.
  • Self catering to rent
  • 7 self catering apartments
  • Towelling robes
  • Parking
  • Bar
  • Fireplace
  • Child friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Free wifi
  • Sitting Room
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Wifi

Activities

  • Great walks
  • Miles from anywhere, this Inn has some of the most unspoilt walking in England.
  • Climbing
  • At the foot of England's highest mountain
  • Wildlife Area
  • This isolated and tranquil part of the lake district holds many birds and animals, keep your eyes open.
  • Learning
  • Visit the West Cumbrian Coast and learn about the Roman port of Ravenglass.
  • Sights nearby
  • The Smallest Church in England, St Olaf's at Wasdale Head.

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