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A Warm Welcome to Macdonald Old England Hotel & SpaMacdonald Old England Hotel & SpaAA 4 Stars

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Welcome to Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, set on the shores of Lake Windermere in the heart of the stunning Lake District.

The Old England started life as a Georgian residence until the first inn keeper, Thomas Ullock, opened the hotel in 1745.  Since then we estimate the hotel has welcomed over three million guests through its doors.

I was proud to join the hotel and the Macdonald Hotel Group in 2011.  Following my studies at College and University, I have worked in numerous hotels around the country, from my beginnings as a chef to hotel manager.  After 20 years in the hospitality industry it is a privilege to be able to work in such a prestigious hotel in the most beautiful of locations.

I am fortunate enough to have the support of a talented and dedicated team of over 100 people who help bring this grand hotel to life each and every day.  They share a passion and affections for the hotel like so many of our returning guests and are always on hand to make your stay even more enjoyable.

It is now over 250 years since we first opened our doors, whilst the world may have changed, the reason for so many of our guests choosing to visit the beautiful town of Bowness-on-Windermere remains the same as it did in 1745.

We look forward to sharing this with you soon.

Edward Cross
Managing Director
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa