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Elterwater from Above
Elterwater by Jonny Gios

Explore the Tranquil Beauty of the Langdale Valley

Elterwater, in the enchanting Great Landale, is a lovely little village that offers a serene getaway amidst natural splendor. Elterwater Lake is situated just half a mile (800 m) southeast of the village. The village and the lake share the same name and exist harmoniously, creating a busy haven for tourists.

Elterwater with Great Landale in background

A Blend of Charm and Serenity

Elterwater village is steeped in tradition with cosy stone houses typical to the area. Only a quarter of the houses are permanently occupied, with the remainder being welcoming holiday cottages. This imbalance between permanent residents and holidaymakers makes tourism Elterwater’s key focus. 

Outdoor Activities and Beyond

The gushing river Brathay gracefully flows south from Elterwater, eventually joining the renowned Lake Windermere. Elterwater Lake is perfect for leisurely walks, picnics, or even a refreshing hot day dip. Nature enthusiasts and photographers will find ample opportunities to capture the area’s scenic beauty. 

Elterwater walk to Skelwith

Embark on a picturesque walk from Elterwater National Trust Car Park to nearby Skelwith and enjoy refreshments at Chester’s by the River. Allow yourself to be truly present in the natural beauty of the region.

Culinary Delights

Indulge your taste buds with a range of dining options in Elterwater. Experience the delectable offerings at Slates Coffee and Kitchen, savour the culinary treats at Eltermere Inn, or unwind at The Langdale Hotel and Spa. The Brimstone Hotel and Spa offers comfort and gastronomic satisfaction, while Stove Restaurant and Bar blend flavours and ambience perfectly. Lanty Slee’s for some cocktails and The Britannia Inn for a taste of local charm. Additionally, The Langdale Cooperative supplies provisions for your stay in the Langdale Valley.

Lanty Slee - Elterwater
Lanty Slee’s – Elterwater

Places to stay in Elterwater

After a day of exploration, relax and rejuvenate at Elterwater’s welcoming accommodations.

The Langdale Hotel and Spa

Address: Elterwater, LA22 9JD

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Elterwater Hostel

Address: Elterwater, LA22 9HX

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Britannia Inn

Address: Elterwater, LA22 9HP

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Eltermere Inn

Address: Elterwater, LA22 9HY

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