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BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Inn Hotel

Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4RG

Ratings & Awards


4 stars Hotels that are inspected by the AA for their level of service and facilities are reflected in the number of stars awarded.

Hotel Amenities


  • Free Internet
  • Free parking onsite (150 spaces)
  • Gym
  • Pets Allowed
  • Sauna
  • Tennis
  • Indoor Pool
  • Parking On Site
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • WIFI
  • Lift
  • 24hr service
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

Get in touch


08445 76 76 76
*local rate

Attractions
near the BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Inn Hotel, Keswick


Keswick Beer Festival

Held annually since 1997, the Keswick Beer Festival has rapidly become the largest in the north of England. Housed in extensive marquees at the Rugby Club, it offers real ales alongside bottled continental beers, wines and ciders.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Keswick Mining Museum

Discover the industrial history beneath the Lake District's scenic hills at Keswick Mining Museum (one time sited at Threlkeld Quarry and Mine).

Available : Daily

Theatre by the Lake

On the site where Keswick's portable Century Theatre used to be located, the Theatre by the Lake now is home to Cumbria's largest professional theatre company. Producing a full summer season, with productions in rep in both the main 390-seat theatre and 80-seat studio theatre, there is also an annual Christmas show.

Available : Daily

Castlerigg Stone Circle

The most visited stone circle in Cumbria, Castlerigg is also one of the most impressive prehistoric monuments in Britain. It stands in an extraordinary location above Keswick, with Helvellyn and High Seat forming a dramatic backdrop to the south and views across to Skiddaw, Blencathra and Lonscale Fell to the north.

Available : Daily

Silloth Carnival

The carnival in Silloth - on August Bank Holiday Monday - features floats and fancy dress, sideshows, stalls and more. With the event's festive atmosphere now well established, expect a big turnout at this small Cumbrian town.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Ullswater

Ullswater is the second-largest expanse of water in the Lake District (only topped by Windermere). Poet William Wordsworth was inspired by the daffodils at Glencoyne Bay to write his most famous poem, I wandered lonely as a cloud, and the lake is still an inspiration to thousands of visitors every year, either sailing on the water or walking around it.

Available : Daily

Aira Force

The 70-foot Aira Force waterfall on the west side of Ullswater is part of an area planned and planted from the late 18th century onwards by local family, the Howards of Greystoke Castle. After 200 years of growth, it all looks perfectly natural and is one of the most popular walks in the Lakes. In addition to the spectacular cataract, there are 13,000 acres to explore, including High Force further up.

Available : Daily

Carlisle Summer Festival

Carlisle Summer Festival sees a day of intense horseracing followed by a night of pop performances. Entertainment this year is provided by last year's X Factor fodder, so expect to party with a fair share of teenyboppers.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Cumberland County Show

Carlisle has been the site for the annual Cumberland County Show every July for many years. Held in Rickerby Park, it hosts agricultural displays and livestock judging. Entertainment includes the likes of dog team displays and Young Farmers chariot race.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Rheged

Rheged Visitor Centre brings history to life in Europe's largest grass-covered building. Named after the ancient kingdom of Cumbria in the Dark Ages, it is designed in the shape of a Cumbrian fell in order to blend into the countryside, and is the largest visitor attraction in the county.

Available : Daily

Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum

Although Wordsworth ended his life at Rydal Mount just up the road, it was at Dove Cottage that he spent the early part of his creative life. Restored to how it was in the early-19th century, the house stands as a memorial to the great poet, while the nearby museum is dedicated to Wordsworth, the Romantics and the Lake District.

Available : Daily

Carlisle Cathedral

Carlisle's red sandstone cathedral - the second smallest in Britain after Christ Church Oxford - is a must for any visitor to the great border city. A little time spent here gives an extraordinarily vivid evocation of the turbulent history of the place.

Available : Daily

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

Carlisle's award-winning museum has been known as Tullie House since the end of the 17th century and once housed the city's main library. In 1990 the museum was modernised and expanded to become interactive, with a further Millennium development in 2001, including the Carlisle Millennium Gallery which created a special walkway from the castle.

Available : Daily

Carlisle Castle

Carlisle Castle amply repays those wishing to explore its 900-year history. Once commanding the western end of the Anglo-Scottish border, the castle has witnessed, over the centuries, countless conflicts and sieges, as both the English and Scots laid claim to it.

Available : Daily

Carlisle Fireshow

Exploding high above Bitts Park on the banks of the River Eden, the Fireshow is Carlisle's traditional bonfire night celebration, remembering Guy Fawkes' dastardly terrorist plot. Most of the town turns out to see the display.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

Great Cumbrian Run

Starting at Carlisle's spectacular castle, nearly 3000 runners regularly take part in the Great Cumbrian Run. They race through Carlisle's city centre before reaching the picturesque villages of Cumwhinton, Wetheral and Scotby and finishing at Sheepmount Athletics Stadium.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Rydal Mount

William Wordsworth's family home from 1813 until his death in 1850, Rydal Mount stands amidst the spectacular Lake District landscape which inspired the great poet. The period building and its stunning landscaped gardens now serve as a museum of Wordsworth's life.

Available : Feb 2013; not Mon or Tue (various dates)

Egremont Crab Fair

Since medieval times, Egremont has celebrated crab apple time with unique events. The Crab Fair features unlikely sports such as climbing up a greasy pole to try and get a leg of lamb, and the World Gurning Championships.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Kendal Calling

Kendal Calling returns to Lowther Deer Park, nestled in the Cumbrian Hills, for a weekend of festival fun. Stunning landscapes accompany great music and entertaining activities, including a Garden of Eden and the infectious Croissant Neuf.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Wetheriggs Country Pottery

Founded in 1855 - with 2005 marking its 150th anniversary - Wetheriggs Country Pottery is the nation's only remaining steam-powered pottery, and has been, since 1973, scheduled as a National Industrial Monument. Originally it produced bricks, tiles and pipes for the burgeoning industrial revolution that affected even the furthest and most remote regions of the nation, but now provides facilities for more artistic endeavours with potters on hand to help you make your very own ceramic masterpiece!

Available : Daily

Long Meg & Her Daughters

In local mythology, this stone circle near Penrith is said to have come about when Scottish wizard Michael Scott came across a coven of witches during their sabbath. Casting a spell over the whole assembly, he turned them all into stone. Long Meg & Her Daughters were described by William Wordsworth as "next to Stonehenge, beyond dispute, the most notable relic that this or probably any other country contains."

Available : Daily

Biggest Liar in the World Competition

It's not often that you're encouraged to lie through your teeth, but for the annual Biggest Liar in the World Competition, the more far-fetched your fibs are, the better. The event is held at the Bridge Inn in Holmrook.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre

Brockhole, set in 30 acres of grounds on the shores of Lake Windermere, is the Visitor Centre for the Lake District National Park. Visitors can find out more about Lakeland at the centre and, if they're lucky, they may also spot the local curiosity - the Tizzie Wizzie - which is said to have the body of a hedgehog, the tail of a squirrel and wings of a bee.

Available : Daily

Festival of Fools

To be branded the biggest fool is a highly-coveted accolade at Muncaster Castle. During the annual Festival of Fools, international jesters, comedians and walkabout artists perform around the grounds, vying for the Fool of Muncaster title.

Available : May 2013 (annual)


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BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Inn Hotel
Bassenthwaite
Keswick
Cumbria
CA12 4RG

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08445 76 76 76

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