Fodor's Expert Review Highfield Hotel

The Heads, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5ER, England

Slightly austere on the outside but charming within, this Victorian hotel overlooks the lawns of Hope Park and has accommodations with great character, including rooms in the turret and the former chapel. The balconies of the common areas have superb valley views, and some rooms look out to Derwentwater or Skiddaw. The well-regarded restaurant (open to nonguests) has a reguarly updated menu of dishes such as locally smoked breast of duck, haunch of venison, and Cumbrian fillet steak. Check out the fine wine list and 25 whiskies in the bar.

PROS

  • good service
  • tasty food
  • great views

CONS

  • some downstairs bedrooms are small
  • not in the town center
  • a few bathrooms need updating

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
ServiceViews
Quiet
Central
Grande Dame
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 017687-72508

HOTEL DETAILS

18 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Jan., Some meals

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