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Macdonald Hotels in Ullswater

About Our Macdonald Hotel in Ullswater

'The happiest combination of beauty and grandeur which any of the Lakes affords' was how the poet William Wordsworth summed up this beautiful place. Stay with us in our hotel in Ullswater to really appreciate his words. The lake is eight miles long and best appreciated on-board one of the steamers travelling up and down its curved shape.

There are lakeshore walks aplenty, as well as sailing, fishing and kayaking. Away from the lake, try pony-trekking and some of the best walking in the Lakes. Nearby challenges include fells like Helvellyn, the highest point in the Helvellyn range. Further lakeland adventures can take in bushcraft lessons and other outdoorsy skills.

On a more refined note, why not visit the stately home that starred in TV's Jane Eyre. Dalemain House has a fascinating mix of architecture and been inhabited by the same family since 1679. A more recent arrival, The Lakeland Birds of Prey Centre, is where you'll see eagles, hawks, falcons and owls put to work.

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