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Macdonald Swan Hotel

Keswick Road
LA22 9RF
United Kingdom.

Built in 1650 as a coaching inn, and referred to in Wordsworth's poem 'The Waggoner', the Swan Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in the Lake District. Nestled in the Cumbrian countryside, with views across the Fells and access to several challenging trails, this cosy and inviting hotel is ideal for walkers and cyclists. With open sunny vistas in summer and blazing log fires in winter, The Swan is the ideal base for exploring the wonders of the Lake District.

Offering exclusive use to large parties, plus a spacious private garden and unique meeting facilities, the Swan Hotel is equipped to host a wide range of events and teambuilding activities. After exploring the surrounding countryside relax with a delicious meal in the restaurant or enjoy the convivial atmosphere of the Walkers Bar before retiring to a traditionally furnished, comfortable room. Book Now

This property is at an elevation of approximately 277 feet / 84.5 metres above sea level

Facilities at the accommodation
Ensuite to Rooms - please confirm with accommodation Ensuite or Private Bathroom
Shower Available Shower or Bath
Other Meal Options - please confirm with accommodation Restaurant / Meal Options
Special Diet Meal Options - please confirm with accommodation Vegetarian Options
Car Park onsite or close by Car Parking onsite / close by
TV in Room TV in Room
Children Welcome Children Welcome
pets Welcome Pets Allowed
Open All Year Open All Year
Budget Hotels at Grasmere

Facilities Nearby
Entertainment Available Nearby Entertainment
Bar / Pub nearby Bar / Pub
Horse Riding/Pony Treking Nearby Horse Riding/Pony
Fishing Nearby Fishing
Golf Nearby Golf

AA 3 Star Hotel


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Distances are direct straight line
...International Airports
Newcastle Airport
Woolsington Tyne and Wear
NE13 8BZ
65.5 miles
Leeds Bradford International Airport
Leeds West Yorkshire
LS19 7TU
68.7 miles

... Local Airports
Barrow/Walney Island Airport
Barrow-in-Furness Cumbria
LA14 3YS
25.4 miles
Carlisle Lake District Airport
Carlisle Cumbria
34.1 miles

... Motorways
M6 Junction 39
15.2 miles
M6 Junction 40
Penrith, Keswick
16.6 miles
M6 Junction 38
Kendal, Brough, Appleby
17.1 miles

... Railway Stations
station code = WDM
LA23 1QA
7.5 miles
station code = SVL
10.2 miles

... Ferry Ports
Heysham Port sailing to ->
Douglas Isle of Man
South Quay, Heysham
30.1 miles
Douglas Ferry Terminal sailing to ->
Belfast (NI), Heysham,Liverpool, Dublin (IE)

62.5 miles

Attractions & places to see nearby

Heaton Cooper Studio - LA22 9SX
An art gallery and shop with original paintings from Alfred & William Heaton Cooper, both father and son where accomplished landscape artists
0.4m / 0.6km - - Walking time 7 minutes walk

Grasmere (lake) - LA22 9PW
A small lake close to the village of Grasmere with a privately owned island in the middle, famed as the home of William Wordsworth the lake is approximately 1536 metres long ( just under a mile)
1.1m / 1.8km - - Walking time 17 minutes walk

Grasmere Gingerbread Shop - LA22 9SW
Housed in a 1630 former school, now producing gingerbread, award winning rum butter, fudge and mint cake.
0.5m / 0.8km - - Walking time 8 minutes walk

Sour Milk Gill Waterfall - LA22 9QL
1.2m / 1.9km - - Walking time 17 minutes walk

St Oswald's Church - LA22 9SN
An Active church to this day, once the family church for William Wordsworth and William's burial palace alongside many family members
0.6m / 1km - - Walking time 9 minutes walk

Rydale Water - LA22 9SD
A small lake by Lake District standards near the village of Rydale fed by the River Rothay and Grasmere Lake, eventually flowing into Lake Windermere
1.6m / 2.6km - - Walking time 24 minutes walk

Alcock Tarn -
This Tarn (mountain lake) is located east of Grasmere approximately 370 metres elevation on the side of Heron Pike, with walks along the length of the Tarn
heightElevation = 370 Meters / 1213.9 Feet
0.6m / 1km - - Walking time 9 minutes walk

Rydal Mount & Gardens - LA22 9LU
A 16th century house and the home to William Wordsworth’s for much of his life together with the garden, which Wordsworth designed and remains very similar to those days. There is also a tea room
1.9m / 3.1km - - Walking time 29 minutes walk

Dove Cottage - LA22 9SH
The home of the poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy Wordsworth from December 1799 to May 1808
0.8m / 1.3km - - Walking time 11 minutes walk

Dora's Field -
An area of semi-open woodland now manged by the National trust and once owned by William Wordsworth and gifted to the trust by the Wordsworth family. Depending on the season you can see large areas of daffodils and bluebells
2m / 3.2km - - Walking time 29 minutes walk

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