Originally a traveler's inn dating back to 1770, the Best Western Plus Castle Inn is now a modern venue with views of Bassenthwaite Lake. In the beautiful Lake District, it features free Wi-Fi, a pool and sauna. Each bright room has a TV, radio and free tea and coffee. Every private bathroom includes a hairdryer while some also feature bathrobes. Ironing facilities are also available upon request. Guests can take advantage of the hotel's extensive recreational facilities, which include a hot tub, steam room, tennis courts and a game room. The hotel is beneath some of England’s highest fells, with large, quiet gardens providing views of Skiddaw. The scenic shores of Bassenthwaite Lake can be reached with a 15 minute walk. Ritson's Restaurant serves international and local dishes including hearty Cumberland breakfasts. With exposed wood beams, the relaxed Lakers Bar offers real ales and bar meals.