Skiddaw Hotel

Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5BL
Skiddaw Hotel Outside

At the Skiddaw Hotel you can sit and watch the world go by in the large conservatory that looks out onto Keswick’s main high street. The hotel’s location, in the very centre of this popular tourist town, makes it an ideal base for those wanting to be close to shops and bars.

However, those looking for somewhere to stay whilst exploring the fells shouldn’t be put off by the Skiddaw Hotel’s town centre location, as there are plenty of areas that are easily accessible either by foot, boat, bus, or car. For example, the most popular start point for the route up the Lake District’s fourth highest Wainwright fell, for which the hotel is named after, is just a ten-minute drive away.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Dog Friendly
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Weddings
  • Wifi


The Skiddaw Hotel is a three-star rated hotel, but you will still find luxury in its 43 en-suite rooms – many of which have been recently refurbished. All rooms benefit from free Wi-Fi, comfortable beds from established manufacturer, Sealy, free Gilchrest and Soames toiletries, flat screen televisions, and a hospitality tray that includes biscuits.

Rooms have a modern, bright décor. In addition to Standard rooms, Classic and Prestige rooms are available with the latter two including bathrobes and complimentary sparking water. Furthermore, Prestige rooms are fitted with super king sized beds and ambient lighting for an extra comfortable stay.

Skiddaw Hotel Room

Restaurants & Bars

Whether you prefer a formal and stylish dining experience or something more relaxed, you will find something to suit your tastes at the Skiddaw Hotel. The hotel’s main restaurant is best known for its outstanding cheese and wine selection, including Skiddaw Damson Cheese that you won’t find for sale anywhere else in the world. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner with a menu that changes with the seasons.

The Skiddaw Hotel’s finest feature is the large conservatory at the front of the hotel. Here you can watch shoppers and market traders from the comfort of your armchair, whilst enjoying either breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, an evening meal, or just a coffee or a cocktail. There is also a lounge bar where in the winter months you can relax next to a warming log fire.

Additional Facilities & Services

The Skiddaw Hotel is able to host meetings, parties, wedding receptions, etc. in its Greta Suite. The suite is equipped with its own private bar and can accommodate up to 100 people. Packages that include food are available and there is the option to hire a DJ and dance floor if required.

Celebrations at the Skiddaw Hotel

Keswick is one of the few places in the Lake District where you will find a public celebration of New Year’s Eve. At the Skiddaw Hotel, you can join in the party with their three-day package that starts on the 30th December with a five-course evening meal, followed by a guided moonlit stroll to Derwent Water.

On New Year’s Eve, enjoy a hearty Cumbrian breakfast, followed by some free time in the town before an evening gala dinner accompanied with live music. Just before midnight, you will be led to Keswick’s market square, where you will join with other revellers for the countdown to the new year. On New Year’s Day you will be offered a late brunch, followed by the option to join a guided walk with a meal and quiz in the evening.


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