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Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

At a Glance

    Pros

  • ideally situated for walking
  • wonderfully isolated
  • spectacular views all around

    Cons

  • no-nonsense approach not to everyone's taste

Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel 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. Guest rooms are decorated with traditional patterned carpets and flowered bed linens, though the hotel exudes a rougher version of Lakeland life far away from Beatrix Potter quaintness. You can include dinner in the rate.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Off B5343, Great Langdale, LA22 9JY
  • Phone: 015394/37272
  • Website:
  • Location: Elterwater

    Hotel Details

  • 12 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
Updated: 06-24-2013

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