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Milnthorpe is an attractive Market Town positioned on the southern most edge of the Lake District National Park in the county of Cumbria, and is home to just over two thousand people. It has an interesting history which dates back many centuries. During Medieval times it was an important market town, this tradition still continues today with a weekly market held in the pretty Market Square where there is also a good range of shops to be found. A stroll around the leafy narrow lanes will uncover mellow limestone cottages, and houses which have stood the test of time, and a 19th Century church which is dedicated to St Thomas which has impressive brightly coloured stained glass windows. Gunpowder and explosives once played their part in the town's growth with the nearby port on the Bela River, together with comb making, although comb making still continues, today sees tourists and holidaymakers enjoying the stunning scenery all around. There are pubs, and an ancient Coaching Inn which offer a warm welcome, restaurants with tempting menus, and a pleasing choice of places to stay for those who wish to linger in this unspoilt market town near the borders of Lancashire.


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Milnthorpe Market


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Beetham Nurseries Ltd
Carr Bank Garden Centre
Carrbank Garden Centre
Rowlands Pharmacy

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Kiln Green Farmhouse (0.81 miles)

Kiln Green Farmhouse

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Beautifully restored and delightful, this peaceful beamed farmhouse (all of white building) sits on the edge of the Lake District, 1 mile from Milnthorpe's shops, pubs and ... More


Blue Bell Hotel (0.92 miles)

Blue Bell Hotel
The Blue Bell at Heversham was originally a vicarage for the old village and has a history dating back to 1460. While possessing old world charm, it now caters for every modern need, providing a ... More
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Crooklands Hotel (2.68 miles)

Crooklands Hotel

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Converted from an old farmhouse dating back to 1750. Exposed beams and lots of memorabilia in all the public rooms. Business facilities (e.g. fax/modem). Relax around a real log fire in ... More

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Gilpin Bridge Inn (2.86 miles)

Gilpin Bridge Inn

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Nestled at the gateway to the Lakes and on the edge of the national parks, this family-run inn is full of character and steeped in history. Located on the edge of ... More

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Ye Olde Fighting Cocks (2.94 miles)

Ye Olde Fighting Cocks

Fantastic accommodation overlooking the kent estuary with views of the countryside, lovely refurbished dining room (non smoking)traditional bar with pool, darts etc, and a top local chef who serves a wide variety of food. ... More | visit website

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Number 43 (3.08 miles)

Number 43

Introducing contemporary concept, select location, boutique style and sublime comfort. Number 43 Arnside is set in a sympathetically renovated Victorian townhouse with expansive views across the Kent Estuary towards the Lakeland Fells, Number 43 represents ... More | visit website

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Beech Hill House (3.51 miles)

Beech Hill House

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Our bed and breakfast is just off the A590 at Witherslack, 8 minutes from the M6 J36 in an unspoilt corner of the Lake District National Park. Enjoy the Lake ... More

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The Plough Inn (3.53 miles)

The Plough Inn
The Plough was rescued in June 2009, by Punch Bowl Inns. What began as a six month refurbishment became twelve months, these things so often do. The place was stripped, gutted, a few walls ripped ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Burton M6 Northbound (3.73 miles)

Travelodge Burton M6 Northbound is located 3 miles from Carnforth Train Station, 31 miles from Blackpool Airport and well located for visiting Lakeland Wildlife Oasis, Sizergh Castle, University of Lancaster, and the Lake District. This ... More | visit website

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The Kings Arms (3.87 miles)

The Kings Arms
The Kings Arms is situated in the quaint Cumbrian village of Burton-in-Kendal, situated near to the oustanding natural beauty of the Lake District National Park, Yorkshire Dales and the historic city of Lancaster with easy ... More | visit website

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