Took the opportunity for a two-night pre-Christmas break at this classic-style Hotel, centrally situated in the Lake District. Close beside the main Ambleside to Keswick road, comprising several connected buildings, it nevertheless offers a warm welcome and has been well maintained/updated. There was a proper log fire in one of the lounges, with gas log-effect fires in other public lounges.... More
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Macdonald Swan
- Macdonald Swan Grasmere
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1650 as a coaching inn, and referred to in Wordsworth's poem "The Waggoner," the Macdonald Swan Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in the Lake District. Nestled in the Cumbrian countryside, it has open sunny vistas in summer and blazing log fires in winter. Views across the Fells and access to several challenging trails make this a cozy and inviting hotel, ideal for walkers and cyclists. ... more less
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