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Scafell Pike Accommodation
The Lake District, and particularly the towns in close proximity to Scafell Pike, has a host of hotels, inns, B and Bs, farms and “yurts” (fashionable name for big tents) in which you can stay prior to, or after, your Scafell Pike walk.
Scafell Pike Hotels
When visiting Scafell Pike, hotels are a good option for groups of travellers. It allows you to meet as a group in the mornings to plan your day, and sometimes negotiate a discounted group rate. Click here for our listed Scafell Pike hotels.
Scafell Pike Bed and Breakfasts
A Scafell Pike bed & breakfast can be a real treat, and is ideal for perhaps solos or couples who want accommodation with a personal touch – maybe for a single night. Click here for our listed Scafell Pike B&Bs.
Scafell Pike Campsites
For those on a budget, or those who believe a good Scafell Pike walk should be rewarded by a freezing night under canvas, there are a number of well organised and inexpensive Scafell Pike campsites.
Most of them do not have web sites, so we have listed them in our directory to find them easily. It is advisable to ring in advance to book you place – particularly on bank holiday weekends, the spring and autumn equinox and Midsummer’s Night.
The Bridge Inn, once a modest mail coach halt, is now a fine, well-situated, comfortable country inn. It offers hospitality to all travellers and visitors. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome.
The Eagle and Child Inn is situated on the edge of the quiet Lakeland village of Staveley. It is ideally placed for exploring the rest of the Lake District and is only a few minutes away from the beautiful Kentmere valley, and the bustling towns of Windermere and Kendal.
Situated in the picturesque Lorton Valley with stunning views over the Cumbrian Fells the Hundith Hill Hotel is a beautiful Country House Hotel.
Just a mile and a half away from Cockermouth and set in 14 acres of it's own grounds, the hotel is the perfect location for exploring the Lake District.
Around 20 miles to the south-west of Scafell Pike is Muncaster Castle – allegedly the most haunted castle in the United Kingdom. Amongst its non-paying residents are “Tom Fool” – a seventeenth century castle jester who used to direct travellers asking for directions into a quicksand bog – and “Mary Bragg” , a Muncaster housemaid who was murdered in a love triangle and her body dumped into the River Esk.
A headless carpenter – killed by Tom Fool – and Henry IV are also claimed to roam the corridors of Muncaster Castle, and visitors sleeping in the Tapestry Room have reported clearly hearing the weeping of a young child and dark figures entering and leaving the room – without using the door!
Bed and Breakfast or self-catering packages are available at this haunted habitation.
Rooms36 is a Bed and Breakfast located in the beautiful market town of Keswick. Ideally situated in the heart of the Lake District, Rooms36 is a 4 star B & B guest house in Cumbria, UK.
The Scafell Hotel is a wonderful Country House Hotel located in the very heart of Borrowdale, considered by many as England's finest valley, surrounded by mighty fells, tranquil meadows and crystal clear waters. A paradise for the walker and a perfect centre from which to visit other parts of the Lake District.
The Bridge Inn is situated at Santon Bridge in Wasdale, and is famous for hosting “The Biggest Liar in the World” competition each November. The competition is held in honour of Will Ritson, 1808-1890 who claimed that Scafell Pike had been created by large moles and eels and contained turnips that were so big that the dalesfolk quarried into them for their Sunday lunch and then used the shells as sheds for their sheep.
Politicians and lawyers are barred from entering to keep the competition fair (this is not a lie!), and the event attracts people from all over the world and all walks of life, with one of the most recent winners being the Bishop of Carlisle (this is not a lie either!).