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At the heart of the Lake District National Park

Great Langdale, Cumbria's finest valley.

The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel and Famous Climbers Bar is to be found in the magnificent setting of the Great Langdale Valley. It is the ‘original’ Dale Head Inn and right in the centre of the Lake District.

The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel provides accommodation and sustenance to weary fell walkers and climbers in the midst of some of the highest mountains in England.

Finish your day on the fell with a pint or two of local ale and hearty food.

Langdale Pikes from Blea Tarn
Stickle tarn with Harrison Stickle and Pavey Arc
The Great Outdoors

Its no surprise the Lake District is an outdoor enthusiasts place to be. From "miles without stiles" to great mountain hikes, wild swimming to rock climbing we have it all.

The much loved Alfred Wainwright said of our wonderful home "No mountain profile arrests and excites the attention more than that of the Langdale Pikes and no mountain group better illustrates the dramatic appeal of a sudden rising of the vertical from the horizontal; the full height from valley to summit is revealed at a glance in one simple abrupt upsurge to all travellers on the distant shore of Windermere and, more intimately, on the beautiful approach along Great Langdale."

Winter Breaks

Whether you choose a cosy night in by the fire, a refreshing walk along the Great Langdale valley or a winter walk to the Langdale Pikes or surrounding mountains, the original Langdale Hotel, The Old Dungeon Ghyll, is the perfect base — we've been welcoming guests since the 1800's.

Winter in Great Langdale Valley
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