Experience the Best of the Lake District.

The Whitewater Hotel is situated in the picturesque Lakeland Village, Backbarrow.

The Whitewater Hotel is the ultimate Lake District retreat featuring the fantastic Cascades Leisure Club & Spa. Situated near Newby Bridge in the picturesque Lakeland Village, Backbarrow, just one mile south of the world famous Lake Windermere and nearby the Historic market town Ulverston. The hotel building itself, is steeped in history; it was formally a Dolly Blue pigment factory making the world famous “Dolly Blue” and was also a Victorian cotton mill.

The Whitewater Hotel, Backbarrow, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, UK

Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award for 2023

We are extremely proud to have received The Travellers’ Choice Award from Tripadvisor, based on a full year of reviews and ratings from the people who matter the most to us–our visitors.

Stay With Us

At Whitewater Hotel, comfort meets convenience in our well-appointed rooms nestled in the charming lakeland village, Backbarrow.


Set against the romantic backdrop of the Lake District, the Whitewater Hotel provides a fairy-tale setting for your special day.

Spa & Fitness

Unwind in the serene ambiance of the Cascades Health Spa at the Whitewater Hotel, and keep active during your stay with our well-equipped Cascades Leisure Club.

Special Offers

Discover exclusive deals for hotel stays, spa retreats, and dining experiences at Whitewater Hotel and Cascades Spa.

Dine in Style at the Whitewater Hotel.

Embark on a delightful culinary journey at the Whitewater Hotel, where each dining venue offers a unique ambiance and menu.

Our Riverside Restaurant showcases the rich bounty of the Lake District with seasonally curated menus, blending traditional and modern British cuisines.

For a more casual setting, the Lounge Bar provides a cozy retreat for light snacks, fine wines, and refreshing beverages.

Whether you’re indulging in a sumptuous meal overlooking the river or enjoying a casual drink in the warm ambiance of the bar, our diverse dining options cater to every palate and occasion, making each meal a memorable experience.

Well maintained hotel in a good scenic location central to accessing and touring the southern lake district.


Reviewed on Booking.com

Hotel was clean, tidy and staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good. Everything about the place was easy and relaxing.


Reviewed on Booking.com

Lovely next to river. Good hearty breakfast with plenty of choice. Room spacious. Very good spa


Reviewed on Booking.com

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