The area around Linthwaite House abounds with places of special interest and places to visit. There are over 50 visitor centres and attractions some of the more famous include Beatrix Potter’s 17th century house from where she penned many of her famous children’s stories and William Wordsworth beloved homes; Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount. There are an array of historic homes and gardens. Many attractions are open all year round and all are within easy reach of the hotel.
Linthwaite is ideally located for touring the Lake District so take time to explore the countryside that inspired Wordsworth, enter Beatrix Potter’s ‘land of stories’ and follow in Wainwright’s footsteps, high among the mountains and fells. Or just marvel at the truly magical splendour of the lakes.
Further afield you could visit Birdoswald Roman Fort – it was one of sixteen forts situated along Hadrian’s Wall frontier system. It is now a designated World Heritage Site and is the most important monument built by the Romans in Britain. It is the best known frontier in the entire Roman Empire and stands as a reminder of past glories of one of the world’s greatest civilisation.
The Lake District’s dramatic glacial landscape is a haven for walkers and watersports enthusiasts. Well known lakes in the area besides Windermere include Derwentwater, Ullswater, Coniston, Thirlmere, Bassenthwaite Lake, Haweswater, Brotherswater and Buttermere, each of which has its own unique character and charm. For those that are here for a more relaxing break, there are numerous towns and villages to be enjoyed – there’s Bowness and Windermere almost on our doorstep, of course, but also towns such as Ambleside, Coniston, Grasmere, Hawkshead, Kendal and Keswick that are a little further afield yet which are all well worth a visit.
Linthwaite House Hotel is located close to many of the Lake District’s popular tourist attractions including Historic Houses, Castles and Gardens and National Trust properties. The Lake District is an ideal location for walking and cycling breaks. Please use the drop down menu at the top of this page for further details of activities in the Lake District.