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A Warm Welcome to Macdonald Swan HotelAA 3 Stars

Macdonald Swan HotelKeswick Road, GrasmereCumbriaLA22 9RFTel 0844 879 9120International +44 1539 435742

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Welcome to the beautiful Macdonald Swan Hotel, set on the outskirts of the idyllic village of Grasmere, nestled between some of the most beautiful fells in the Lake District.

Built as a coaching inn with three bedrooms in 1650, it has been extended several times over the last three centuries.  Sir Walter Scott was known to have been a regular patrol, whilst visiting William Wordsworth at Dove Cottage.  William himself refers to the Swan Inn with great affection in the famous poem "The Waggoner", immortalising the words "Who does not know the Famous Swan".

I have been in hospitality for over 25 years, I started my professional life as a chef but quickly moved to front of house, this is where my passion lies.  I started my hotel career in some of Manchester's leading hotels before taking on a variety of roles around the country.  I joined Macdonald Hotels & Resorts over 10 years ago as a Conference and Banqueting Manager and took the proud step of becoming the Manager of the Swan four years ago.

I am fortunate to have a dedicated team at the hotel who pride themselves on professionalism but above all great customer service and take pride in ensuring the hotel feels like a home from home.  So much so, that we were finalists in the Cumbria Tourism Awards for Small Hotel of the Year and our commitment to quality and food gained us the award for Catering Hotel of the Year in the Macdonald Hotels & Resorts Awards.

I trust you will enjoy your stay and will leave with warm memories of our team and the beautiful Lake District.

Jason Moore
General Manager