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Have you heard of Herdwick?

Merino, Charollais, Cheviot, Hebridean, Manchega – all these are breeds of sheep which you may have heard of, but have you heard of the Herdwick? They’re our native sheep here in the Lake District. They’re a really hardy variety, capable of surviving on the highest hills and mountains of England, eating heather and grass, which […]

The importance of eating local

We’re so lucky in the United Kingdom to be able to produce some of the best tasting produce in the world. We have rich soil for delicious vegetables and high quality grass for grazing livestock, and our island status means that you’re never far away from fresh seafood. In the Lake District, you’ll find some […]

The finer things in life – indulge in gourmet dining

Indulge in a stay at our beautiful four-star hotel with unbelievable meals at the AA Rosette Awarded Restaurant, regarded as one of the best service establishments throughout Cumbria. With ingredients sourced from 16 of the best farms, bakers and suppliers throughout the Lake District, Borrowdale Gates Hotel has garnered a fantastic reputation for providing only […]

Birdwatchers welcome at Borrowdale Gates

Cumbria remains one of England’s most rural and unspoilt counties, with far less human traffic than many places in the UK. Because of this, nature flourishes, and the Lake District area is a haven for spotting all sorts of species which you might not see in other locations. Keen bird watchers are just starting to […]

FairBooking initiative – a win-win situation!

We are delighted to say that Borrowdale Gates is now part of the fantastic FairBooking scheme. This means that you can now stay with us in our four-star hotel, and enjoy a great meal in our AA Rosette awarded restaurant, while knowing that you are making a real difference to the local economy, and supporting […]

Walking your canine companion around the Lake District

At Borrowdale Gates, we understand that your dog is part of your family, and a family holiday isn’t the same without your four-legged friend. It’s, even more, important if your pet is an assistance dog. You’ll be pleased to hear that we have four dog-friendly rooms, all situated on the ground floor, and with doors […]

May the force be with you in Borrowdale!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the fastest movie ever to gross over $1bn, and continues to smash box office records all over the world. But you may not realise that the hyped–up, widely anticipated seventh instalment in the epic Star Wars series was filmed partly in the Lake District. Cumbria was used as the […]

FairBooking seeks to cut out the tourism middlemen

Hotels in the Lake District are looking to cut out the middleman and give the best possible deal to the customer in a bid to boost tourism. The Lake District is one of Britain’s favourite holiday destinations, and the area of natural beauty has a wealth of activities for tourists who flock from around the […]

How to stay safe when walking in the Lake District in winter

Here at the Borrowdale Gates hotel, the Lake District’s incredible national park is just outside the front door. However, you may be somewhat worried about exploring this area of outstanding national beauty during the harsh winter months. After all, you don’t want to get lost during the coldest part of the year or risk slipping […]