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BEST WESTERN Glenridding Hotel.

Perfectly placed near Penrith.

The BEST WESTERN Glenridding Hotel, near Penrith, lies on the shores of Ullswater, providing the perfect base to explore The Lake District from. Breathtaking scenery awaits, and you'll be near the homes of William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter!

The Hotel is surrounded by a number of walks, with beautiful views from almost all the rooms in our charming 19th Century building.For guests who want to see the fells and lakes around the hotel up close and most of them do, well offer all the help and advice they need, as well as maps and flasks to help them on their way! From novices to seasoned hikers, the area has something for everyone.

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2015 dinner inclusive rates offer a £26.50 à la carte allowance
Bars, Free WIFI, Indoor Pool, Restaurants, Sauna, Lift to all floors, Spa Pool/Jacuzzi
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: No Pets accepted Please note we do not accept dogs
Check-in & Check-out
15:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars


Garden Room

This modern, bright and contemporary restaurant overlooks the surrounding fells, with a relaxed fine dining ambience.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary

Ratchers Restaurant

This Restaurant has three levels with views of the surrounding fells and the Hotel garden. Ratchers is renowned for its informal atmosphere and service, while our a la carte menus and Specials boards are equally famous!

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary

Garden Room

Sit back, relax and enjoy a good measure of hospitality in our cosy lounge area! With our open log fire, real ale and wide range of malt whiskey's and vintage cognac's, youll be in excellent company!

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary

Ratchers Tavern bar

A rustic bar with low beamed ceilings, large open log fire and relaxing family environment for everyone to enjoy.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary

Spa & Leisure

Leisure Facilities

  • Snooker table

  • Pool table

  • Lounge

  • Swimming pool and sauna

  • Table tennis

Swimming Pool Leisure Facilites

The BEST WESTERN Glenridding Hotel's indoor swimming pool (heated, of course!) features a splash pool for the kids, an invigorating bubble seat and jet stream within the pool itself.



Situated in the picturesque valley of Ullswater with spectacular mountain and lake views, the BEST WESTERN Glenridding Hotel has everything you could possibly want in a wedding venue from the red carpet welcome to the last dance!


Wedding service and reception venue

We're proud to offer three beautifully appointed rooms, all approved to hold civil ceremonies. As for entertainment, you're free to invite your own!


We cater for buffets, full wedding breakfasts, and everything in between! Just let us know what you fancy and we'll take care of the rest!


Registry office:
Eden District
Friargate Penrith Cumbria CA11 7XR
01768 242120

Get in touch with Elizabeth Ali on

For any enquiries please call Elizabeth Ali on 01768 482289

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: M6, J40, 14.00 miles
Nearest train station: Penrith, 14.00 miles
Nearest airport: Manchester, 88.00 miles
Free parking on site (30 spaces)
On site disabled parking (2 spaces)

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What's nearby?

Cities & Attractions

  • Aira Force- waterfalls (3 miles)

  • Hellvelyn (3 miles)

  • Beatrix Potter House (14 miles)

  • Wordsworth House - Dove Cottage (13 miles)

  • Ullswater Steamers (0 miles)


  • Penrith (14 miles)

  • Ambleside (10 miles)

  • Windermere/ Bowness (14 miles)

  • Kendal (19 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


With lakes and fells all around the hotel, it will come as no surprise that were extremely popular with photography groups. The hotel is just as accommodating for team building weekends with plenty of room for indoor meetings and briefings!

Available room set ups

U shape

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Bridge House Suite 30 30 24 24 0
Campbell Library 0 0 0 14 0
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 305 traveller reviews
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3 days mid week

29/09/2015 barryhodgkinson1, Warrington, United Kingdom

There were four of us who stayed at the hotel , we paid for upgraded bedrooms with lake view. The hotel is in need of a general refurbishment but the dining room and food were very good and the staff... more


walking trip

21/09/2015 Geoffrey L, barnsley, United Kingdom

this was my first time at this hotel and it wont be our last the staff was all very helpful the food rooms were top notch and the pool was very good as well.i would like to say head waiter john needs ... more


Room with a view

19/09/2015 susang800, Cramlington, United Kingdom

A very nice relaxing break with a room over looking the fells. Staff efficient room comfortable, we ate in the downstairs restaurant and the food was lovely as was the service. Maybe needs a little up... more


Great location, tired accommodation

18/09/2015 ,

Booked on a two night stay with meals included. The room was a bit tired and old, but perfectly clean and a very comfy bed after a long walk up Helvelyn. The meals were standard but okay, restaurant v... more


Views of Ullswater. We had a room with a view.

15/09/2015 Heather B, Hereford, United Kingdom

We booked a room that had a Lakeside view also with a walk-in-shower.We found the Hotel in a good position to travel to watch a stage of the 2015 Tour of Britain Bike Race.We went to watch at Aira For... more