Secure Online Booking


Best Rates Guarantee. Book Direct and get a £10 credit to spend during your stay.

Lake District Famous Figures

The area surrounding Appleby Manor Country House Hotel has long been associated with some very famous figures whose footsteps you can follow.

William Wordsworth was born and lived in the Lake District and you can visit his homes such as Dove cottage, Wordsworth House and Rydal Mount. You can also visit his grave in Grasmere. There are also many places in and around the Lake District made famous by his writing such as the area around Ullswater which is reputed to have been the inspiration for his poem about the daffodils.

Beatrix Potter famous for her children's' books about legendary characters such as Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddleduck also made her home in the Lake District at Hilltop, where she penned many of her famous stories.

You can also visit Brantwood on the eastern shore of Coniston Water which was home to the art critic, writer and philosopher, John Ruskin. He came to the Lake District in 1824, he had a significant impact on Victorian society with writings which covered economics, politics and art.

Arthur Ransome spent his childhood summers near Coniston Water and later wrote Swallows and Amazons in 1930. He moved to the area in later life and is buried at Rusland Church.

John Cunliffe, creator of Postman Pat, lived and taught in the area. He set the Postman Pat books in Kendal and the remote valley of Longsleddale.

Stan Laurel from the famous duo Laurel and Hardy was born in Ulverston.

Katherine Parr (1512-1548) born in Kendal, she was the sixth wife of Henry VIII and the only one to survive him.

After an enjoyable and historic look at some of the Lake District's historic figures return to the relaxing surroundings of Appleby Manor Country House Hotel. Enjoy dinner in the hotel's 1 rosette (AA) restaurant, and after dinner drinks in the comfortable lounge or bar.

AA 4Star Country House Hotelaa rosetteEngland GoldCT WinnerHall of Fame

Last minute Spa offer. 1 hour in the Garden Spa Aqua Thermal area and a 40 minute Glow Facial including neck, face… https://t.co/232UAhZO9k
@gerrard_phil , can you please call us on 017683 51571 as soon as possible please
https://t.co/i5S4znJiGn Flash Sale Extended Just 8 hours left!
Looking forward to the #hotelcateys tonight, fingers crossed for Sustainable Hotel of the year @Caterertweets Good… https://t.co/lkCf24nNX7
https://t.co/XJIdbGP9PJ Black friday flash Sale! 72hrs Only
https://t.co/aaGk3PzEyX And the Winner of our Spa day for 4 is....??????
Outside with the fire pit and Christmas Tree https://t.co/lay5rqt2WK
Everybody is heading down to the Garden Spa now
Busy busy with fizz and canapés https://t.co/1h6LpZmr3R

Join our mailing list

Our Blog

  • 1
  • 2

TripAdvisor Reviews

Contact Us

Address:
Appleby Manor Country House Hotel. Roman Road. Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, CA16 6JB

Phone:
017683 51571

Email:
reception@applebymanor.co.uk