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Best Western Plus Castle Inn

AA rating

About this rating

Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 78%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 8 / 10
Based on 481 reviews

Extensive leisure facilities in an unrivalled location

AA Inspector

At a glance

Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Dogs welcome
Indoor pool

Overlooking some of England's highest fells and Bassenthwaite Lake, this fine hotel is ideally situated for exploring Bassenthwaite, Keswick and the Lake District. The accommodation, extensive leisure facilities, and friendly service are certainly strong points here. Ritson's Restaurant and Laker's Lounge offer a range of dishes using locally sourced meats from the fells; managed, sustainable fish stocks; and international and seasonal ingredients.


  • En-suite rooms: 42
  • Family rooms: 4
  • Ground-floor rooms: 9
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Night porter
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 120


  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome


  • Indoor swimming pool, heated
  • Grass tennis court
  • Gym
  • Other leisure facilities: Sauna, steam room
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 200
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 108
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 60


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 180

Getting here

A591 to Carlisle, pass Bassenthwaite village on right. Hotel on left of T-junction.

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M6 junction 40
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