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Castle Inn Hotel, Bassenthwaite

Near Keswick, Bassenthwaite, Cumbria, CA124RG, UK
Castle Inn Hotel, Bassenthwaite Castle Inn Hotel, Bassenthwaite 01768 776 401 Near Keswick Bassenthwaite
86 out of 100% 81 votes
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  • Free Wifi
  • Accessible Rooms
  • Private Car Park
  • Pets Allowed
  • Leisure with pool
  • Best Available Room
  • Gym

The BW Castle Inn Hotel, Bassenthwaite has beautiful Lakeland views. It is one of the areas most popular hotels.

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Rooms & Facilities
Facilities: swipe to see more
  • Free Wifi
  • Accessible Rooms
  • Private Car Park
  • Pets Allowed
  • Leisure with pool
  • Best Available Room
  • Gym

Number of Bedrooms: 48

Parking Spaces: 150

Steps into Hotel: 2

Check In Time: 3pm

Check Out Time: 11am

The Castle Inn Hotel has received a "Plus" status by Best Western for it's high standards. Only 10 BW hotels within the UK has achieved such an accolade

The Best Western Plus, Lake District, Keswick Castle Inn Hotel is set beneath some of England's highest fells, overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake and is the ideal location to explore the northern region of the Lake District. From the mysterious trails through Dodd Wood or the glorious views of the surrounding countryside to the magic of the nesting site of the beautiful Osprey or the majestic Skiddaw Mountain Range, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

The Best Western Plus, Lake District, Keswick Castle Inn Hotel has a wide selection of bedrooms, including standard double and twin rooms, open-plan family rooms with a double bed and two twin beds with a separate lounge area, suites with connecting rooms and four-poster rooms for that extra bit of indulgence.

Ritson's Restaurant at this Cumbria hotel offers a high quality and comprehensive menu, personally designed and crafted using locally sourced ingredients by internationally experienced Head Chef, Neil Blackler. Whether visiting for breakfast, lunch or dinner an enjoyable meal awaits you at this popular hotel in the Lake District.

The BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Inn Hotel in Bassenthwaite offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year.



tick Satellite (Rooms)
tick Tea/Coffee
tick Iron/Board
tick Toiletries
tick Hairdryer
tick Telephone
tick Room Service
tick Cots Supplied
tick Ground Floor Rooms
tick Wifi
tick Family Room for 3
tick Family Room for 4
tick Babysitting

The BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Inn has 45 individual bedrooms which were refurbished in a contemporary and traditional style when the Wells family took over the hotel in 2007. With bedrooms split into 3 categories:

Suites, Poster and Family Rooms

The hotel understands that 4 legged friends need a holiday along with their owners and there is nowhere better to bring them, than to enjoy the fresh air of the Lake District.
The hotel has 2 dog friendly rooms in the hotel.
1 Standard Double Room which stands separate to the hotel, giving you easy access.
1 Double Executive Room located within the hotel, but with access to the court yard direct from the room.

Please contact our reservations team prior to booking to arrange a booking when bringing a dog. 

The Castle Inn Hotel has a dedicated disabled bedroom for people with physical disabilities, and low ramp access through to the restaurant. However, due to the nature and layout of the hotel, access to other areas of the hotel including the bar, reception and leisure facilities require external access.

Bar & Restaurant

tick TV

The Restaurant at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Inn Hotel offers a range of dishes, made from locally sourced, international and seasonal ingredients. If you have any special dietary requests the team of chefs will endeavour to provide an appropriate meal for you.

The Tavern Bar serves more traditional bar meals and on Sundays it offers a traditional selection of roast meats. Food is served in the Castle Inn Tavern, from 12 to 9.30pm daily (no booking required). There is also a host of local sandwiches, salads and soups for a light bite option.

Opening Times. 
Breakfast: 7am to 10am daily 
Dinner 5pm to 8:30 pm


tick Fitness Suite
tick Sauna
tick Steam Room
tick Relaxation Area
tick Indoor Heated Swimming Pool
tick Jacuzzi

The Leisure Facilities at the Castle Inn have recently been upgraded and as well as a swimming pool, the facilities now include a new Sauna, Jacuzzi and Steam Room

Open 7 days a week, 7am to 8pm 

Please note there is a supplement of £7.50 per person per day charged for use of the hotel's leisure facilities.

Location & Directions

Directions to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Inn Hotel in Bassenthwaite

From the M6 motorway, take the turning onto the A66 at Penrith and take the signs for Keswick and West Cumbria. After approximately 14 miles you will pass the town of Keswick and will approach a roundabout. Follow the A66 sign-posted Cockermouth and turn right at Dubwath(alongside Bassenthwaite Lake) , sign posted The BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Inn Hotel.

Notice Board

Hotel Notice Board

Leisure Facilities:
Please note there is a supplement of £7.50 per person per day charged for use of the hotel's leisure facilities. 

Dinner Inclusive: 
Please note that most of our dinner inclusive packages include dinner in the Tavern Bar. If you prefer to dine in the main restaurant please make sure to check the package inclusions before booking (supplements will apply)

Restaurant is closed Monday to Thursday inclusive for evening meals, Tavern Bar is open every day serving food from 12 noon. Friday to Sunday inclusive the Restaurant is open from 6pm until 8:30pm.

All bedrooms are non smoking. Please call for standard twin rooms, as only 1 in the hotel. Remaining twin rooms are executive and carry a supplement

Best Room Available - you will be allocated the best available room on check in. Please note that an upgraded room is not guaranteed, unless you have opted to pay the supplement for a guaranteed upgrade. Please refer to Terms and Conditions for full details.

Pet Friendly
This hotel only has 3 rooms that are Pet Friendly. This is a Standard Double and 2 Executive Double Rooms only. An additional charge of £30.00 per pet, per night is payable.

Things to See and Do
tick Walking
tick Horse Riding
tick Fishing
tick Childrens Play Area
tick Golf in Local Area
tick Wildlife Watching
tick Putting Green
tick Water Sports
tick Table Tennis
tick Croquet Lawn

The range of facilities on offer provides something for everyone, whether it is a way to relax after a long day’s hiking, shopping or even working. The Castle Inn is also a great place for families to spend their afternoons, especially when the Lake District weather is not at its best.

Onsite activites:

• Games room encompassing a table tennis table, pool table and WII computer games console

• 9 hole putting green surrounded by gardens

• Lawn tennis court also surrounded by gardens

• Large chess set that can be played in or outdoors

• Board games

Here are a few attractions nearby;

Go Ape - New to Whinlatter is the latest treetop walks for those with a sense of adventure a visit to ‘Go-Ape' at Whinlatter Visitor Centre is a must!

Osprey Viewpoint - Visit Dodd Wood to see the Osprey's live from the Lake District Osprey Project view point. Open annually from April to late August/September, 7 days a week from 10am until 5pm.

Mirehouse and Gardens - Set in beautiful grounds, Mirehouse was once the home of James Spedding, a noted literary figure of the nineteenth century. Still in the Spedding family, the house is delightfully unspoilt and harks back to the heyday of the English country manor house (Open from April to October)

The Lakes Distillery

Tours of the Gin and Vodka Distillery from £12.50 Per Adult.

About 5 Minute drive away.

Theatre by the Lake in Keswick
Plays and shows throughout the year

Beatrix Potter World
Celebrating its 150th Anniversary
@£7.20 Per Adult
Under a hours drive away

And one of the main attractions for the hotel is it’s close proximity to Bassenthwaite lake in which there is water activities and wide selection of walks and bike rides in the Bassenthwaite area.

Fishing permits can be purchased from reception, for Bassenthwaite Lake.

For more information on things to see in and do in the area, check out our Destination Guide.

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