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Glenridding holiday cottages are offered by the companies featured below. They're arranged according to the number of Glenridding properties available, although this may be subject to change. Visit the sites for more information about the latest deals and reductions.
Cottages 4 You
- 8 Glenridding cottages
to rent from Cottages 4 You and around 400 in the Cumbria/Lake District region. All are well-furnished and privately inspected to ensure high standards. Some are pet-friendly and two-person discounts are available for selected cottages.
- A small number of Glenridding self catering cottages
from around £375, courtesy of Holiday Rentals. All afford fine views of the Cumbrian countryside, although at the time of publication, pets were not accommodated for.
- Hoseasons also provide Glenridding holiday cottages, many of which are within 5 miles of the town. Their selection ranges from modern apartments to traditional, stone cottages. All are well-equipped and appointed. See the site for the latest information.
- Although this company doesn't offer cottages in Glenridding, there are a good number within 10 miles. The price range is between £200 and £400 and many of the holiday properties include features like open fires and off-road parking. Pets are allowed for a few of their cottages.
Glenridding is situated on the shores of Ullswater in the Lake District. Once a centre for lead mining, the town now attracts walkers and climbers from all over, who use it as a base for exploring the surrounding fells and peaks.
Greenside Lead mine
is located above Ullswater and is a reminder of the region's industrial heritage. It is the largest mining site in the Lake District and was the first to use electricity to power its winding gear. The mine was in use from the late 17th century to the 1950s and was the principal economy for towns such as Glenridding.
A selection of trails and footpaths can be found around Glendridding such as Striding Hike
, which is well-known for some of the precarious terrain that it winds through. It is however a rewarding experience due to the magnificent views that can be had from Raise Fell and other peaks.
The Ullswater Steamers are used for cruising on Ullswater Lake
and can be boarded in the town. The steamers, named 'The Lady of the Lake' and 'Raven' date back to the 1880s and run the length of the lake. They provide a great way of enjoying the Lake District countryside and afford views which are considered by many to be superior to some of the panoramas found at Windermere. For info about visitor attractions and activities in and around Glenridding, see below.
Glenridding visitor attractions
Our summary provides information about local activities and entertainment for those renting holiday cottages in Glenridding. We've included important information such as admission prices and opening times for a number of establishments and sites including restaurants and historical attractions.
There are a number of picturesque walks
in the vicinity of Glenridding. The Helvellyn route, which runs along the third highest peak in the Lake District, is one of the most popular in the country and provides a stern challenge to less advanced hikers. The Glenridding to Howtown path is gentler and more suited to families. It affords some fine views of the Ullswater Valley and the return voyage can be taken by steamer if legs are tired.
Food, drink and entertainment
The White Lion Inn set in the nearby Patterdale, offers traditional Lakeland hospitality and serves real ale, as does the 18th century Herdwick Inn
. It also serves good food, including vegetarian dishes from 12 - 2pm and 7- 9pm.
History and Culture
Greenside Lead Mine now consists of a collection of buildings. Unfortunately, the underground section is not currently open to the public but much of the site at ground level still remains. See the Ullswater
page for more information about the Ullswater Steamers.
Supermarkets and shops
Glenridding mini market will help you stock up on your Glenridding cottage holiday. For toiletries and pharmaceuticals see Boots chemist which is located on Angel Square in nearby Penrith.
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