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A charming retreat in the Lake District.

BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Green Hotel in Kendal is perched on the edge of the Lake District, set in 14 acres of garden and woodland overlooking Kendal Castle and Lakeland Fells. Our facilities include a comprehensive fitness and leisure club with a beauty salon, while our food has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes. These are just a few of the many reasons why we were recognised as the Cumbria Large Hotel of the Year in 2014.

This picturesque hotel lies just 10 minutes drive from the M6 and 8 miles from Lake Windermere. So it's the perfect spot for exploring other beauty spots!

Please note: Sunday check-in is 3pm

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Castle Green Lane


Advanced reservations are strongly advised for the Greenhouse Restaurant & Alexander's The Pub Upon arrival please proceed to the top of the drive at the main entrance for luggage assistance
Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Gym, Indoor Pool, Restaurants, Sauna, Twenty Four Hour Service, Lift to some floors
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide and hearing dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars

Chef Justin Woods


Lounge Menu

Our contemporary open-plan lounge boasts a log fire, well stocked bar with local and recognised beverages and the odd cocktail. Perfect for lunch, or a light bite for lounging after dinner.

Opening hours

Lunch: 12:00 - 14:00
Dinner: 18:00 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary

The Greenhouse

The restaurant boasts 2 AA Rosettes and is complemented by exceptional service. Our modern British, locally sourced cuisine is to die for, and we also offer a unique Cumbrian tasting menu which showcases suppliers that are no more than 55 miles from the kitchen door. You can also see our Chefs at work through the theatre kitchen window. Hotel Restaurant of the Year Award at the 2014 Food Awards England & Wales.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 10:00
Lunch: 12:00 - 14:00
Dinner: 18:00 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary

Alexanders The Pub

Modern pub food and traditional favourites come together here, as do friends, family and perfect strangers. We pay the utmost respect to local produce by cooking it simply and serving it with a smile. The menu features a selection of dishes such as cured Cumbrian meats and cheeses, braised Eden Valley chicken with wild mushrooms and thyme, lamb hot pot and a choice of locally reared steaks. A choice of local hand pulled ales are also available.

Opening hours

Lunch: 12:00 - 16:00
Dinner: 18:00 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary

Hotel Bar

Serving a wide selection of beers, wines & spirits.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Carus Green

Course information

Course Type: Links
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Distance: 5860 Yards
No handicap required


2.00 miles away in Kendal


Driving range
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes £12.00
18 holes £22.00
Trolley hire £3.00
Club hire Yes
Buggy hire £20.00
Tuition £20.00
Driving Range £2.25

Kendal Golf Club

Course information

Course Type: Park & Fell (Hilly)
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Distance: 5792 Yards
No handicap required


2.00 miles away in Kendal


Practice ground golf facilities
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes £14.00
18 holes £28.00
Trolley hire £2.00
Club hire £10.00
Buggy hire £20.00
Tuition £20.00

Spa & Leisure

The Lake District is a beautiful place, but all that walking and exploring can be a little tiring. Fortunately, our spa is the perfect place to relax and refresh.


Spa Facilities

Re-charging your batteries has never been so relaxing. With a range of treatments to soothe your mind, body and soul, we'll have you feeling fantastic! For added indulgence, we stock Aromatherapy Associates, Mavala and Fake Bake products.

No. of treatment rooms: 3
Minimum guests (per booking): 0
Maximum guests (per booking): 0

Children can swim between 10am and midday then again between 2pm and 4pm. On Saturday and Sunday the afternoon session is extended until 5pm

Opening times

Monday: 10:00- 18:00
Tuesday: 10:00- 18:00
Wednesday: 10:00- 18:00
Thursday: 10:00- 18:00
Friday: 10:00- 18:00
Saturday: 10:00- 18:00
Sunday: 10:00- 18:00

Leisure Facilities

  • Spa/beauty salon

  • Fitness classes

  • Swimming pool (12m)

  • Steam room

  • Gym

Gym and Swimming Pool Leisure Facilities

Our leisure club is perfect for toning up and winding down. It boasts 2 fully equipped Technogym studios, Excite treadmills, steppers and cross-trainers, as well as a great selection of free weights and resistance equipment. Other equipment includes a speed ball, punch bag, chin & dip machine and core balls.

Please note: Restricted times for children in the leisure club



We offer a range of treatments to make your "me time" more memorable. From head to toe, we'll take care of you in style:

Type Treatment Time (mins) price (from)
Health & Beauty Acrylic Nails 60 £27.00
Bronzing Treatment 75 £36.00
Facial 30 £29.00
Manicure 60 £27.00
Mens Treatments 60 £48.00
Pregnancy treatment 60 £55.00
Salt Scrub 30 £28.00
Tanning 30 £21.00
Waxing 60 £35.00
Massage Aromatherapy Massage 60 £50.00
Back, Neck Shoulder Massage 25 £32.00
Hot Lava Shell Relax Massage 60 £55.00
Mind & Body Fitness Classes 60 £0.00
Personal Fitness Consultation 60 £40.00
Yoga 90 £0.00


We believe in the ultimate wedding partnership, your special day will be meticulously planned with help and friendly advice from one of our Wedding Co-ordinators to ensure your day is perfect in every way and tailor made just for you. We believe in capturing memories that last forever and our beautiful mature gardens and woodland with wonderful views of the surrounding fells and Kendal Castle is the perfect backdrop for your photographs.


Wedding service and reception venue

We believe in a perfect setting to say "I Do", either inside for a traditional civil ceremony or partnership or outside in our romantic wedding gazebo set amid the trees, we can offer a ceremony that is special and unique to you.

We believe in an unforgettable wedding celebration, our two distinctive function suites, decorated in a contemporary style can accommodate 25 to 250 guests and are the perfect venue to host your guests. Both have an adjoining foyer, private bar and terrace overlooking Kendal, Castle and Lakeland Fells.


We believe in fantastic food, our award winning Executive Chef Justin Woods will provide a delicious locally sourced menu to suit any taste, complemented with wines and bubbly to toast.

Honeymoon Suite

We have 4 beautifully appointed honeymoon suites: 2 executive suites and 2 four poster suites. In the older building of the hotel they benefit from grand high ceilings, luxurious dcor, newly refurbished en-suites, ambient lighting and views overlooking the grounds to Kendal Castle and the Lakeland Fells. What a wonderful way to spend your wedding night.


Registry office:
Kendal Registry Office
County Offices Busher Walk Kendal LA9 4RQ
01539 773567

Wedding Open Days

We hold regular Wedding Open Days where our ceremony and function suites are set and dressed for a wedding to help you imagine how your day would be at our venue. Alternatively we are available most weekend for appointments.

We have built a superb reputation in providing a unique Cumbrian wedding day, tailor made just for you.

For any enquiries please call Nicola Postlethwaite & Janine Hatfield on 01539 734000

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: M6, J37, 5.00 miles
Nearest train station: Oxenholme, 3.00 miles
Nearest airport: NA, 80.00 miles
Free parking on site (200 spaces)
On site disabled parking (10 spaces)

Castle Green Lane

What's nearby?


  • Westmorland County Show Field (3 miles)

  • Netherfield Cricket Club Cricket (0.5 miles)

  • Dojo Kendal Judo (0.5 miles)

  • Parkside Road Football Stadium (0.5 miles)

  • Lakes Leisure (1.5 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Brewery Arts Centre (1 miles)

  • Windermere Lake Cruises (7 miles)

  • Beatrix Potter (7 miles)

  • Helvellyn & Striding Edge (15 miles)

  • K Shoes Factory Outlet Village (1 miles)


  • Westmorland Shopping Centre (1 miles)

  • Elephant Yard Shopping in Kendal (0.1 miles)

  • Blackhall Yard Shopping, Kendal, Lake District (1 miles)

  • Jules B: Men's & Women's Fashion Brands & Designer Clothing Store -Kendal (1 miles)

  • Kendal Mint Cake (1 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


We can cater from 2 delegates to 280 and we specialise in residential conferences both during the week and at weekends. We are the only BEST WESTERN PLUS property that can boast its own ropes course in the grounds. Complete with 30ft climbing wall, jacobs ladder, leap of faith, zip wire and much more team building can easily form part of any meeting.

Available room set ups

U shape

Kendal Suite

A stunning conference room with terrace overlooking Kendal Castle and the Lakeland Fells and a private foyer ideal for refreshments, lunch or an additional syndicate area. This room has floor to ceiling windows and a cathedral ceiling so light and airy for a meeting, and perfect for the after conference wind down private dining experience.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Function House 300 120 100 100 250
North Suite 150 60 40 60 120
South Suite 150 60 40 60 120
Kendal Suite 100 50 30 40 80
Garden 40 18 20 20 0
Castle 0 0 0 14 0
Board Room 20 8 14 14 0
Oak Room 100 48 40 40 0
Bindloss Room 0 0 0 8 0
Woodlands Room 0 0 0 8 0
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


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A family reunion

05/10/2015 gavinlyoung, Temple Sowerby, United Kingdom

About 40 of us stayed for a weekend for a family reunion.The hotel is in a fine position just east and overlooking Kendal away from any traffic noise. Rooms are clean and adequate. Breakfast is very g... more


Excellent Wedding Venue and Hotel

05/10/2015 Robert D, Manchester

Myself and my new wife booked the Castle Green Hotel for our wedding in late September. The hotel from start to finish were just amazing, nothing was too much trouble and Janine, Christine and the wh... more


Excellent again

04/10/2015 JMinden, Minden, Germany

Very friendly staff, clean and quiet room, unfortunately on the second floor without an elevator. Nevertheless breakfast very good and dinner excellent. This was our second visit and we will come agai... more


Lovely hotel

04/10/2015 Gemma R, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Stayed here for one night and it was a last minute booking. Hotel room was lovely and comfortable, the staff were wonderful and the food was excellent. Would stay here again. Highly recommend as a g... more


Lovely Location

03/10/2015 susiem22,

To put this review into context I like Best Western hotels and have used them where possible for both business and leisure travel for 15+ years. I honestly feel staff make or break a hotel. The recep... more