The Lake District Hotels

Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

  • Off B5343 Map It
  • Great Langdale
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  • Ideally situated for walking
  • Wonderfully isolated
  • Spectacular views all around


  • No-nonsense approach not to everyone's taste

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

There's no more comforting stop after a day outdoors than the Hiker's Bar of this 300-year-old hotel at the head of the Great Langdale Valley. The stone floor and wooden beams echo to the clatter of boots, and the roaring, smoky fire rapidly dries out wet walking gear. Thick slabs of flapjack (dense bar cookies) from behind the bar will get you up the surrounding Langdale Pikes, as will the hearty, good-value homemade soup and pies. Guest rooms are decorated with traditional patterned carpets and flowered bed linens, and some have four-poster beds, though the hotel exudes a rougher version of Lakeland life far away from Beatrix Potter quaintness. You can include dinner in the rate.

Hotel Information


Off B5343, Great Langdale, LA22 9JY, England

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Hotel Details:

  • 12 rooms
  • Rate includes: Some meals

Published 08/30/2016

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