Borrowdale Gates Hotel

4* country hotel in the Borrowdale Valley

Member since 2020

Tier four

From £155 pppn for a 1 night stay
to £182.50 pppn for a 1 night stay

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Borrowdale Gates Hotel Location

Map & Directions


CA12 5UQ

Complimenatry on site parking is available

Electric car charging: 2x PEC Pro charging points, charging is priced at 30p per kW-h (price as at 28/09/22)

How to get here

By car:

Exit the M6 at junction 40 , and take the A66 towards Keswick.
Follow signs for the B5289 to Borrowdale.
After 4 miles, turn right at the double humpback bridge into Grange village.
The hotel is located a quarter of a mile past the village on the right hand side.

If you are using your sat nav, the postcode is CA12 5UQ.
We would recommend printing a copy of this before departing, just in case mobile reception is weak during your journey.

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Location & Local Attractions


The area offers a wide selection of hikes of all levels direct from the hotel's doorstep, so you can leave your car behind. The hotel can arrange to have an experienced, qualified guide help you enjoy the most of what the fells have to offer, please contact us for pricing. For rock climbing enthusiasts, there is a choice of great climbing sites nearby.  Just mention when booking if you would like to book a session with a local Mountain Instructor - Mandy Glanvill of "Women Rock" will be delighted to show you the ropes.


There are a number of courses close by, including Keswick, Cockermouth, Penrith and Workington. Further afield, Silloth-on-Solway and Seascale Golf Club, are within a 40 mile radius of the hotel. Hotel Guests can enjoy reduced green fees at Keswick and Cockermouth Golf Clubs.


For keen bird watchers, more than 50 of our feathered friends have been spotted at or near the Borrowdale Gates Hotel garden, alongside red squirrels and wild deer roaming nearby.

Outdoor Pursuits

Many guests enjoy taking a boat across the lake. Discounted tickets for the Keswick launch are available from reception.  Derwent Water is often considered the birthplace of the National Trust, as well as having numerous links to Beatrix Potter and her famous tales.

For the more adventurous, a wide-range of watersport activities can be arranged, including sailing, rowing, kayaking and other bush craft activities, such as ghyll scrambling.

Away from the water, visitors come to Borrowdale to cycle, mountain bike, climb, do a spot of fishing at Watendlath Trout fishery or "Go Ape" in Whinlatter Forest. The adrenaline-fueled tree-top adventure runs alongside its selection of forest trails and a children’s play area.

The hotel is happy to help arrange bike hire, climbing courses, sailing lessons and a host of other activities on request.


Keswick is the home to Theatre By the Lake, Cumbria's only year-round professional producing theatre. Discount vouchers are available at reception.

Keswick also hosts a number of museums; the revamped Keswick Museum, the Pencil Museum and the Mining Museum are popular attractions. The Alhambra Cinema, which celebrated its centenary in January 2014 shows all the new releases as well as live-streaming performances. “Wad" is the local name for a mineral also known as "Black Cawke" or “Plumbago". Today we call it graphite and high quality deposits are rare; so rare that there are only two locations in the world where it is in a volcanic series…in southern Spain and right here in the Borrowdale Valley.

Borrowdale Gates Hotel