Lakeside 4 Star Hotel: History
Set on the southern shores of Lake Windermere, Lakeside Hotel, originally a 17th Century Coaching Inn, has grown and developed with the increase of visitors to the area. As the Lake District has become one of the most popular destinations within the UK for tourist and business users alike, with the development of tourism and improved travel networks, Lakeside Hotel has changed accordingly.
Used as a staging post and resting place for travellers working in the thriving cotton trade of Lancashire and Yorkshire, in the 1900s, guests stayed here en route to local businesses such as the bobbin mills in the area.
In 1979 the stable block was converted into additional bedrooms, so that many of the hotel's accommodation overlooks the Lake or fells.
Over the years, our luxury hotel has continued to develop to meet the needs and wants of guests, aiming to exceed their expectations at every turn.
We are now recognised as 'the best 4 star hotel on the shores of Lake Windermere' - and aim to be a bigger attraction than the Lake District itself!