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The Lake District - Local Interest

Local Interest:

The BEST WESTERN Burnside Hotel offers accommodation, perfect for exploring the many historic, cultural and contemporary attractions as well as Lakeland towns, villages and rural idylls within the Lake District.

Whether you're visiting for the huge range of activities on offer or wanting a relaxing break away there's always something to see or do in the heart of the Lakes.

If on the other hand it's a gentle walk through the countryside and around the lake, or for the more adventurous a vigorous walk over some of the most rugged mountains and fells, the Burnside Hotel offers you the perfect base for your Lake District Break.

If its retail therapy you're looking for, there are department stores, specialist shops and factory outlets in the main towns, with galleries and croft shops throughout the Lake District.

For further details and admission prices for each event listed please contact the individual attraction direct.
Top Lake District Attractions
Windermere Lake Cruises
Enjoy a cruise of your choice on England's largest lake, Lake Windermere, in the heart of the Lake District.

The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway
In the picturesque Leven Valley at the southern end of Windermere enjoy a ride on The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway.

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, Laal Ratty
The laal ratty is the English Lake District's oldest, longest and undoubtedly most scenic steam railway. Enjoy a seven mile journey from the delightful coastal village of Ravenglass through two glorious valleys to the foot of England's highest mountains.

World of Beatrix Potter
Meet Peter Rabbit and all his friends in the magical World of Beatrix Potter.

Muncaster Castle
Muncaster Castle & Gardens is one of the best places to visit in the Lake District for a fun family day out! The Muncaster Experience is different for everyone, for further details visit...
  South Lakes Wild Animal Park
Enjoy a day out you'll never forget at the South Lakes Wild Animal Park, the ultimate interactive animal experience, there's nothing else like it!

Trotters World of Animals
The award winning Wildlife Park set amidst the picturesque Lakeland fells offers a great day out in the countryside!

Brantwood, Discover the World of John Ruskin
Former home of John Ruskin, Brantwood is the most beautifully situated house in the Lake District.

Holker Hall & Gardens
Magnificently situated only a short distance from Grange-over-Sands and the expanse of Morecambe Bay, Holker Hall is set in exceptionally beautiful countryside with gardens that merge into Parkland framed by the Lakeland Hills.
What's On in the Lake District

Cartmel Races
Saturday 24th, Monday 26th May and Wednesday 28th May 2014
Saturday 19th and Monday 21st July 2014
Saturday 23rd and Monday 25th August 2014

Holker Festival
Friday 30th May to Sunday 1st June 2014
Holker Hall, Cark-in-Cartmel

Great North Swim
13th to 15th June 2011
Lake Windermere


Ambleside Traditional Lakeland Sports
July 2014

Lake District Summer Music
July & August 2014
Various venues around Cumbria

Ambleside Summer Flower Show & Craft Fair
August 2014

Grasmere Lakeland Sports and Show
Sunday 24th August 2014
The Showfield, Grasmere

Summer Breaks
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Latest News

We are delighted to announce the sale of the BEST WESTERN Burnside Hotel completed on the 21st August 2014 and things are improving!

Our new owner has great plans going forward and there is an ongoing refurbishment plan for the hotel and spa in place. Our Spa is currently open however our gym remains closed for refurbishment at this time.

Should you require any further details please do not hesitate to contact one of our reception team. In the meantime, we look forward to welcoming you to the hotel at this exciting time.