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What We Love

  • A traditional stay in England's gorgeous Lake District, with breakfast, three-course dinner and moreThe vast natural beauty of the Lake District
  • Enjoying tea and scones on arrival – a quintessentially British start to your stay
  • Swapping urban life for wide-open countryside and peaceful lakes

What To Know

  • All meals in the dining room are Silver Service
  • The bar area and lounges are made cozy with open fires
  • You'll be treated to scones and tea upon arrival
  • Free WiFi is hit or miss
property Lobby living room home restaurant Suite flooring


A historic country property surrounded by stunning natural landscapes, with tea and scones on arrival

The Lowdown

Ask any English person what the most beautiful part of their country is, and chances are you’ll hear a lot of the same answer: the Lake District. When it comes to country walks, slow-roasted lunches and local ales in old-world pubs – this stunning region in the north of the country is where it’s at. Close to the beautiful country town of Keswick, The Borrowdale Hotel is your home away from home in this natural wonder.
Dating back to 1866, the property offers 40 freshly revamped rooms, complete with a host of modern amenities, while still keeping many of its authentic features intact. With the original room bells in the reception and a walk-in wine cellar stocked with vintage bottles, this historic residence is a delightful base for exploring the surroundings fells, trickling streams and rolling hills. The Borrowdale Hotel’s traditional restaurant serves superb British food, while the conservatory, bar and lounge boast a stylish facelift.
Good to know
Please note that a smart-casual dress code applies in the restaurant, and jeans and sneakers are not permitted.
Well-behaved dogs are also welcome. Please contact the hotel directly before booking for more information on its pet-friendly rooms.


Traditional but not old-fashioned, the rooms are tastefully decorated with tactile fabrics and beds you won’t want to leave. For more space, opt for a Classic room, while Prestige rooms are even larger, providing a comfortable seating area.

Tea and coffee facilities


Locally sourced and complemented by a good wine list, the dishes at The Borrowdale Hotel restaurant are wholesome, homely and perfect for a country stay. In true English style, the succulent Sunday roasts and traditional afternoon teas (often taken in the lounges, by the fire) are most popular here.Please note that a smart-casual dress code applies in the restaurant, and jeans and sneakers are not permitted.


The Borrowdale’s neighboring sister hotel, Lodore Falls, features an upscale beauty salon and leisure club. With an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym, plus a hot tub and tennis courts, these wonderful relaxation facilities are located just a short stroll from where you’re staying.


The Lake District National Park is the largest protected national park in England and boasts miles of mountainous scenery, lakes and oak woodland. The hotel is located in pretty Keswick, south of Derwentwater, and is perfectly located for both lowland activity and hill-walking. There are a number of National Trust sites in the area, plus plenty of old-world pubs and country restaurants.

How to Get There

The Borrowdale Hotel
Keswick, CA12 5UY United Kingdom


Great staff
Barry V

The hotel was very clean the Australian manager was very inventive
Great food we stayed for 2 nights dinner bed breakfast
Only negative in my opinion was the cost of drinks
But it is a hotel
Would return in near future

Lovely hotel, excellent food

Really lovely hotel. Lovely surroundings and views. The food was amazing (better than Michelin star). Hotel was pet friendly which was slightly annoying as we an “itchy dog” staying above us. Rooms were pretty basic for the price but would stay here again. Staff were lovely.


We stayed at the Borrowdale for our 40th wedding anniversary. We weren’t disappointed.

The hotel is in a truly beautiful location. It is easily accessible to Keswick and there is a good bus service if you don’t want to drive.

The breakfast is good and the dinners are very good. There is a good selection of food for dinner and always a roast. Good local beer and an excellent selection of wine to suit all tastes.

We’d go again.