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The Best Pubs in the Lake District

There’s little better than kicking up against a good fire at a classic English pub, with good food and a good brew. Pubs are as closely tied to English culture as they can be, so here we’ve compiled a list of the best in the area for those seeking to unwind. General Burgoyne, Great Urswick […]

Getting Around With Suzis Taxiz

So you’ve booked your flight to and stay with Borrowdale Gates Hotel and are looking to spend a wonderful time in the beautiful Lake District, but there’s a problem. The nearest airport is just over 100 miles! Fear not, as Susie’s Taxis has been operating for since 2004, and offers a friendly, safe, 4×4 service […]

In-Depth Tourist Guides Now Available

Cumbria’s Living Heritage have produced a great Heritage Past Port guide, downloadable from their website, that lists all the unique, secret and not-so-secret attractions to be discovered in the Lake District. Included wonders among the 33 must-see sites are: A letter ‘written in the hand of God’ A 700-year old cat and a fish from […]

Borrowdale Gates’ baking buddies

60 years ago, a local family’s flour mill started using its own flour to produce loaves of bread from their premises in Keswick. Thanks to the family’s high standards, the bread was a big hit with the locals, and Bryson’s of Keswick was born. Over time, Bryson’s bakery started to diversify into cakes and confectionery, […]

Driving trips to the Lake District

Driving holidays are coming back into vogue, as people are rediscovering their love of taking their car to some of the finest countryside in the UK to enjoy the views and get closer to nature. The Lake District and Cumbria are famous for having some of the finest roads in the country and there are […]

Are you game for some quality local food?

The beautiful valleys of the Lake District aren’t just home to the best scenery in the area; they’re the home of some of the best local game produce that England has to offer. To the south of the Lake District, you’ll find Cartmel Valley Game Supplies, run by husband and wife team Jonathan and Susan […]

Fantastic fishing in the Lake District

Cumbria has the highest number of lakes in the UK, so why not bring your fishing road with you to Borrowdale Gates for a spot of fishing in one of the most picturesque parts of the world? Not only do we have an absolute wealth of places for you to practise your techniques, fishing in […]

Three unmissable Keswick festival highlights for 2016

If you’re a culture vulture, you might want to plan your stay at our fantastic 4-star Hotel around one of Keswick’s fantastic festivals. The 17th Keswick Film Festival Fancy watching some of the world’s finest films surrounded by stunning scenery? The 17th Keswick Film Festival is Cumbria’s answer to Sundance. Set across four days in […]

Are you feeling creative? If so, the Lake District may be the perfect place for you

The Lake District is one of Britain’s most undeniably beautiful and winsome regions. It is therefore hardly surprising that the Lake District has attracted innumerable creative individuals and artists over the years. The poet Coleridge once commented that people ought to view the Lake District “their eyes open, and their hearts awake”. Throughout the centuries, […]