Those flocking to the Lake District to explore the newly appointed World Heritage Site will find Brimstone Hotel perfectly placed for experiencing all the things that gained the Lakes such a coveted status
Set smack bang in the heart of the Lakes, Brimstone is within walking distance of some of the Lake District’s most outstanding cultural heritage and landscapes. Its setting in the Langdale Valley was described by John Ruskin as “…the loveliest rock scenery, chased with silver waterfalls, that I ever set foot or heart upon” and by Wordsworth as a “must visit” valley.
While it has gained itself a reputation as the Lake District’s most innovative hotel, Brimstone itself is located on the Langdale Estate within a former gunpowder works and the estate boasts many character features of its strong industrial heritage. From its doorstep guests can walk to Cathedral Cave – a small but spectacular-looking network of inter-linked quarries above Little Langdale and to Bowfell and Crinkle Crags as well as the landscapes of Grasmere, Rydal and Ambleside – made famous by many of Britain’s best-loved poets, authors and artists.
Popular for farming since the 16th Century, Langdale is also a very important valley for native Herdwick sheep, with around half of it being used specifically as high grazing land for this famous hardy local breed.
Beatrix Potter herself donated a number of areas of Langdale to the National Trust which today owns and cares for extensive areas of the valley bottom. These include the Great Langdale National Trust Campsite and the Sticklebarn, a hydro-powered pub that sources much of what it needs from the valley itself and then reinvests every penny into the community. There is also the National Trust’s High Close Estate and Arboretum, a beautiful 11 acre garden between Elterwater and Grasmere.
In short, Brimstone Hotel is the perfect place to discover why the new World Heritage Site is a World Heritage Site, while making the most of very modern luxuries…
Landscapes can be explored while kitted out in top of the range Arc’teryx outdoor kit – available for complimentary hire to all Brimstone guests to protect them from the Lake District elements. Brimstone’s fully loaded Land Rover Defender can help guests get from A to B if they don’t fancy walking and at the end of each day guests can enjoy Brimstone Spa – newly launched and exceptional, as well as Brimstone’s suites which are vast, unusual and inspired in style by the textures and tones of the surrounding Lake District countryside.