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Ravenglass Holiday Cottages
Compare the following companies for holiday cottages in Ravenglass. They range from small rental agents to the larger more well-known cottage rental companies. Despite the relatively small number of Ravenglass properties on offer, visitors will find a wide selection of cottages in the surrounding Cumbria
/Lake District area.
- 11 Ravenglass self catering
properties from this company, a few of which have user reviews. All are rurally located and are either in or near the village. Each property has a minimum of two bedrooms and detailed pictures are provided for each Ravenglass holiday cottage.
Cottages 4 You
- 7 Ravenglass holiday cottages
and a further 400 holiday properties in the Lake District
and Cumbria region. Like the rest of the cottages on offer, the Ravenglass cottages are a mixture of traditional and modern and fall within the £300 to £900 price band. (For 7 nights)
- A small collection of Ravenglass cottage properties within a 10 mile radius of Ravenglass from this company. The holiday cottages are traditional in style and spacious, accommodating between 4 and 8 people. Rentals start at around £280 for week-long breaks.
- 1 Ravenglass cottage that falls within a 10 mile radius with another 40 properties that lie within 20 miles. A good number of their cottages can accommodate pets but smokers are not generally catered for.
Ravenglass is a seafaring village set on the estuaries of the rivers Esk, Mite and Irt. Located in West Cumbria
, it is the only coastal town in the Lake District National Park
. The town served as an important naval centre and supply base during Romans times and was home to a large garrison of soldiers.
Ravenglass exudes 16th century character, the harbour is peppered with a variety of pleasure craft and fishing boats, its high street paved with cobble stones from the sea. The village largely consists of a row of houses, some of which back on to the sandy beach, and a slip-way for boats.
The chief attraction is undoubtedly the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
. Affectionately known as 'L'all Ratty', its steam engines run daily services from Ravenglass to Dalegarth and back. It is one of the oldest narrow gauge steam railways in the country and attracts over 120,000 visitors each year.
See below for information about some of the most notable visitora attractions, places of interest and things to do in and around the town of Ravenglass. We've included links where possible as well as travel resources which can be found further down the page.
Ravenglass visitor attractions
View our summary for a selection of the main Ravenglass tourist attractions and sites of interest. They should provide you with plenty of ideas during your self catering holiday in Ravenglass.
The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
is the town's most popular attraction. Once used for transporting iron-ore, it was re-opened during the 1960s and is now run for tourists. There are two cycling routes that are suitable for all skill levels - one runs alongside the railway and both are free to the general public.
Food, drink and entertainment in Ravenglass
The local Inns provide ample opportunity for taking a night off during your Ravenglass holiday cottage break. The award winning Bridge Inn
provides excellent food while The Boot Inn, which is listed in the good pub guide, is renowned for its selection of beers and ales.
History and Culture
The well-preserved Muncaster Castle
is an important historical site and dates back to 1200. Located about 1 mile east of Ravenglass, the castle is open to the general public and is the seat of the Pennington family. Glannaventa Fort offers reminders of even earlier times and the Latin occupation. Covering over 4 acres its red-sandstone walls are almost 13ft high.
Supermarkets and shops
If you need supplies while on your Ravenglass holiday cottages break it would be advisable to visit the nearby Barrow in Furness, which has a better selection of shops and convenience stores. Supermarkets include Asda on Walney Road and an Iceland which is located on Hindpool Road. For toiletries see Boots Chemist on Portland Walk. There's also also a post office on Prince's Street.
Ravenglass Holiday Resources