Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in Cumbria, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

Rothay Manor

Rothay Manor, Ambleside, The Lake District

Michael Edwards goes stomach-first into Rothay Manor, Ambleside’s legendary foodie hotel

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The Black Bull, Sedbergh, Cumbria

Michael Edwards samples the legendary delights of the Black Bull Hotel and Restaurant in Sedbergh.

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Insider’s Guide to Kendal, Cumbria

Returning to Cumbria, one of his favourite regions of England, Michael Edwards offers up some of the best of Kendal’s must-see sights.

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The Swan

The Swan Hotel, The Lake District

Location, location, location. A mere fifteen minutes from the M6, The Swan Hotel is one of the Lake District’s easier charms to access.

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Waterhead Hotel, Cumbria

The discerning hotel visitor will know that there are few pleasures in life more agreeable than time devoted to the ritual of Afternoon Tea

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The Salutation Hotel, Ambleside

Having occupied one corner of the centre of Ambleside for more than 360 years, it is not surprising that the Salutation Hotel has acquired both a history and a reputation.

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