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Tel code: 015396 | code search
Postcode: CA10 | code search
Population: 1000
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Cross Keys Inn
"We stopped at the Cross Keys for three days with our dog The rooms were clean tidy & warm with plenty of hot water all day. We stopped in the ..." More

Cross Keys Inn
"we stayed at the cross keys last week and found the food was very good the staff very friendly and the building was lovely but the rooms were very dated ..." More

Cross Keys Inn
"We found the Cross Keys by accident when we were looking for B&B for the night. The food was nice but we had a bit of a wait before ..." More

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"Those driving up to Cumbria from the South to go self-catering should consider dropping in on Tebay Services to stock up on food and drink. The best, cleanest, and friendliest ..." More

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Millions of motorists who have never actually been to the Cumbrian village of Tebay will nevertheless know the name, and may have stopped off at the service area just north of junction 38 of the M6. For once the service area does its local people proud: it was established by a local farming family, sells plenty of local produce, and consistently wins awards for its food and friendly service. Many of the village’s 1,000 inhabitants work or supply the area these days. But there is much more to Tebay than the service area. Until the middle of the 18th century this was just a tiny settlement, with sheep farming in the Howgill Fells and along the Lune Valley the main source of income. Then in 1760 the building of a turnpike brought increased trade, and when the railway came in 1846 this went up another notch. Transport has always had a place to play in the village life. The traditionally whitewashed Cross Keys Inn has been here for 500 years or more, for most of that time acting as a coaching inn to feed and water travellers heading for Carlisle and Lancaster. The inn is reputedly haunted by the ghost of the Tebay Witch, Mary Baynes, though that shouldn’t put travellers off enjoying its hospitality or accommodation, as thousands upon thousands have done for half a millennium. The village itself is a straggling one, following the A685 and B6260 that run through it, as does the River Lune, famed here for game fishing, and as pretty a spot to drop a line in the water as you could find anywhere, the gorge offering a delightful contrast to the equally scenic Howgills.

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Cross Keys Inn (0.25 miles)

Cross Keys Inn
A little gem of a pub nestled in the centre of Tebay Village. Ideally situated for travellers wishing to take a break from their journey. Just 2 minutes drive from Jctn 38 off M6 will ... More | visit website
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Westmorland Hotel (1.21 miles)

Westmorland Hotel
The Westmorland Hotel lies nestled on a hillside in the heart of the Cumbrian Mountains, midway between London and Aberdeen. It is instantly accessible from the M6, north and southbound, between junctions 38 and ... More | visit website
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Orton Hall Apartments (1.99 miles)

Orton Hall Apartments
Orton Hall is a superb Jacobean Mansion built in 1662 standing in 7 acres of its own mature parkland. We have 4 suites, each with its own unique charm. All guests have full use of ... More | visit website
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The George Hotel (2.20 miles)

The George Hotel

The George Hotel is a traditional Inn with a beer garden set in the picturesque village of Orton . The George has eight well appointed letting rooms with bed and breakfast available at very reasonable ... More | visit website

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Shap Wells Hotel (3.85 miles)

Shap Wells Hotel

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Located in the Lake District between Penrith and Kendal, just 3 minutes from the M6 motorway in breathtaking scenery. From here you can explore the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, North Pennines, Kendal, ... More

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Brownber Hall Country House (5.48 miles)

Brownber Hall Country House
Brownber Hall is a magnificent country house of unique character built around 1860. Set amid beautiful rolling countryside near the village of Newbiggin-on-Lune in Cumbria, it is only 5 miles from the M6 but is ... More | visit website
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The Black Swan Hotel (6.52 miles)

The Black Swan Hotel

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The Black Swan Hotel is a beautiful victorian hotel in the tranquil conservation village of Ravenstonedale in the stunning Eden valley. Our family run hotel offers a relaxed informal home from ... More | visit website

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Kings Head (6.56 miles)

Kings Head
The King's Head, Ravenstonedale, is everything a good pub should be: warm, friendly and welcoming both to the local community and to visitors alike. The King's Head is a place to relax and unwind over ... More | visit website
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Kings Arms Hotel (7.12 miles)

Kings Arms Hotel

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The Kings Arms Hotel offers high quality accommodation. Situated in the village of Shap in Cumbria, on the eastern edge of the Lake District, the hotel is the perfect location ... More


Ash Pot Barn (7.57 miles)

Ash Pot Barn

Ravenstonedale 4 miles. An outstanding, stone-built, semi-detached barn conversion, beautifully situated on the side of Wild Boar Fell, overlooking the Howgills, 4 miles from the village of Ravenstonedale. Lovingly renovated, Ash Pot Barn combines original ... More

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