Borrowdale Gates Hotel

ADVENTURE AWAITS

EXPLORE THE ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT

OUR LOCATION

Want to explore? Borrowdale Gates Hotel and surrounding countryside makes a perfect base for visitors wishing to ‘escape from it all’. You truly are spoiled for choice when it comes to things to do and see in our local surrounds.

FELL WALKING

FELL WALKING

THE AREA OFFERS A WIDE SELECTION OF HIKES
OF ALL LEVELS
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GOLF

GOLF

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF WORLD-CLASS
GOLF COURSES CLOSE BY
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WILD LIFE

WILD LIFE

A WOODLAND PARADISE FOR BIRDS,
RED SQUIRRELS, DEERS AND MORE
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OUTDOOR PURSUITS

OUTDOOR PURSUITS

THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS, FROM WATERSPORTS, CYCLING, HIKING AND SO MUCH MORE
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CULTURE

CULTURE

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE RICH CULTURE OF CUMBRIA
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OTHER

OTHER

FROM OUR DOORSTEP,
THERE ARE SO MANY PLACES TO EXPLORE
read more

FELL WALKING

THE AREA OFFERS A WIDE SELECTION OF HIKES OF ALL LEVELS

GOLF

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF WORLD-CLASS GOLF COURSES CLOSE BY

WILD LIFE

A WOODLAND PARADISE FOR BIRDS, RED SQUIRRELS, DEERS AND MORE

OUTDOOR PURSUITS

THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS, FROM WATERSPORTS, CYCLING, HIKING AND SO MUCH MORE

CULTURE

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE RICH CULTURE OF CUMBRIA

OTHER

FROM OUR DOORSTEP, THERE ARE SO MANY PLACES TO EXPLORE
The area offers a wide selection of hikes of all levels, direct from the hotel doorstep, so you can leave your car behind. For rock climbing enthusiasts, there is a good choice of climbing sites nearby. Just mention when booking if you would like to book a session with a local Mountain Instructor.
There are a number of courses close by, including Keswick, Cockermouth, Penrith and Workington. Further afield, Silloth-on-Solway and Seascale Golf Club, are within a 40 mile radius of the hotel. Our guests can enjoy reduced green fees at Keswick and Cockermouth Golf Clubs.
For keen bird watchers, more than 50 of our feathered friends have been spotted at or near the Borrowdale Gates Hotel garden, alongside red squirrels outside the window and deer roaming nearby.
Many of our guests simply enjoy taking boat across the lake. Discounted tickets for the Keswick launch are available from reception. Derwent Water is often considered the birthplace of the National Trust, as well as the area’s numerous links to Beatrix Potter and her famous tales.

Keswick is the home to Theatre By the Lake, Cumbria’s only year-round professional producing theatre. 

Keswick hosts a number of museums; the revamped Keswick Museum, the Pencil Museum and the Mining Museum are popular attractions. The Alhambra Cinema, which celebrated its centenary in January 2014, and despite its traditional feel, shows all the new releases as well as live-streaming performances. “Wad” is the local name for a mineral also known as “Black Cawke” or “Plumbago”. Today we call it graphite and high quality deposits are rare; so rare that there are only two locations in the world where it is in a volcanic series…in southern Spain and right here in the Borrowdale Valley. For more information on the valley, do take a look at the local Borrowdale Story website.

A number of events are held during the year to celebrate this area’s cultural heritage and history. Our regular email newsletter provides some highlights.