Whitewater Hotel and Spa

Lake District info

walks in the lake district

The Whitewater hotel is ideally situated so that you will be able to explore the best that the South Lakes has to offer in terms of tourist attractions, local culture and history, not forgetting of course beautiful scenic walks along the fells and lake shores.

The hotel is just a 3 minute walk away from the Lakeland Motor Museum. This magnificent museum not only displays over 30,000 artefacts in relation to the motor industry, but is also a museum displaying various historical facts attributed to each vehicles’ use at the time. Fashion, local and national history are all brought to life in this fascinating display.
The Lakeland motor museum also houses the world famous Campbell Bluebird Exhibition. Highlights include full sized detailed replicas of the 1935 Bluebird car, the 1939 Bluebird boat K4 and the famous 1967 jet hydroplane Bluebird K7.

steam train station

Just a 10 minute walk from the hotel, you enter into the village of Haverthwaite where you can find the Haverthwaite steam train station. Lovingly restored steam locomotives hauling comfortable carriages through the contrasting lake and river scenery of the beautiful Leven Valley to Lakeside station. Jump off the train at Lakeside where you can visit Lakes Aquarium or connect with Windermere Lake cruises.

Nearby in Bowness on Windermere you can make a visit to the world famous Beatrix Potter attraction or take the children to the Rock shop where they can make necklaces and bracelets and interact with all manner of geological matter – even rock from space features here!

The staff at the hotel will be happy to assist you in local walks, provide maps and local information. We can prepare you a packed lunch for your day out and arrange anything necessary to help you get the most out of your lake district stay. A short drive away from the Whitewater hotel you are able to reach Lake Windermere, Coniston water, Grasmere, Tarn Hows and Ullswater to name a few.

The nearby village of Cartmel is also easily accessible. Here you can discover the true home of sticky toffee pudding and buy it in many forms and flavours! During certain times of the year Cartmel racecourse also hosts some horse racing. Other local interests include Wordsworth and Ruskin, Furness Abbey, Holker Hall and its marvellous gardens, the Edwardian town of Grange-over-Sands with its lovely coastal promenade and the historic town of Ulverston.

So as you can see, a stay at the Whitewater Hotel really will allow you to relax and unwind or take full advantage of exploring this wonderful and beautiful national park.


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Please be all aware if you are staying with us and attending the Cartmel Races it is advisable to pre book your taxi yourself well in advance. The Whitewater Hotel is not responsible for any issues with taxi bookings during this busy period.

Please note! To book spa treatments, please contact the spa well in advance, as our spa is a very busy one and to avoid disappointment. A deposit of 50% of the price is taken on booking. This deposit is non-refundable If you cancel within 24 hours of the treatment time.

Please be aware that our Cascades leisure club and spa will be shut every January. This is an annual closure and dates for this closure will be announced near the time.

We regret to inform our customers that we do not accept dogs into the hotel with the exception of guide dogs. However, there are dog kennels nearby.

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