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Visiting Bouth

Where to Stay

White Hart Inn

White Hart Inn

The White Hart is famous for its good food and range of quality real ales on offer.

Located in the centre of Bouth, this 17th century Lakeland inn has 5 rooms, including one family room.

The interior of the White Hart is full of character with some original flagged flooring, log fires and walls adorned with old photographs and historical artifacts.

Holiday Cottages

Holiday Cottages

A number of holiday cottages are located in the village:

Hill View, Ash Cottage, Yew Tree Cottage, No.1 Rose Cottage, No.2 Rose Cottage, Kiln Cottage and 2 Kiln Houses

All are managed by The Lakeland Cottage Company.

Caravans and Camping

Caravans and Camping

Black Beck Caravan Park lies just outside the village (10 minutes walk). It has holiday homes for hire and is open to touring caravans and motorhomes.

Black Beck Farm Campsite (01229 861284) has facilities for tents and touring caravans.

What to See & Do

Village Green and Playgroung

Village Green and Playground

The village green and playground is situated in the centre of the village and is open to everyone.

Facilities include wooden climbing frames, swings and a slide. There are grassed and tarmacked areas for ball games.

Old Hall Farm

Old Hall Farm

Old Hall Farm is an historic working farm which uses traditional 19th century farming methods including the use of heavy horses and steam engines.

The farm is open to the public from spring to autumn. It also offers a variety of courses including vintage tractor driving, working with shire horses and working with steam engines.

Facilities at the farm incliude a shop, tea room and play barn.

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

Located only 1.5 miles from Bouth, the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway is a heritage railway running steam trains through 3.5 miles of beautiful scenery along the Leven Valley from Haverthwaite, via Newby Bridge to the terminus at Lakeside on Lake Windermere.

Facilities at Haverthwaite include a restaurant, gift shop and childrens' adventure playground.

Rail tickets can be combined (at a discount) with a boat trip on Windermere with Windermere Lake Cruises.

Lakeland Motor museum

Lakeland Motor Museum

The Lakeland Motor Museum nestles in the picturesque Leven Valley at Backbarrow, just 2.5 miles from Bouth.

The museum includes a diverse and unique road transport collection of some 30,000 exhibits assembled over a period of almost 50 years.

Facilities also include a cafe overlooking the River Leven.

Windermere Lake cruises

Windermere Lake Cruises

Windermere Lake Cruises offers cruises on England's largest lake. From Lakeside (4.5 miles from Bouth) you can take the boat up to Bowness and Ambleside.

The voyage offers the traveller magnificent views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and many wooded islands.

Boat tickets can be combined (at a discount) with a train journey on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway.

Lakes Aquarium

Lakes Aquarium

The Lakes Aquarium at Lakeside (4.5 miles from Bouth) is home to a huge variety of marine life and river dwelling creatures from as far afield as Asia, Africa and the Americas.

Keep an eye out for the red bellied piranha, the most fearsome and ferocious fresh water fish in the world.

Holker Hall & Gardens

Holker Hall & Gardens

Holker Hall, situated 6.5 miles from Bouth, is the stately home of Lord and Lady Cavendish.

The hall is set in beautiful countryside with gardens that merge into parkland framed by the Lakeland Hills.

In addition to the hall and gardens, facilities include a cafe, gift shop and foodhall.

Stott Park Bobbin Mill

Stott Park Bobbin Mill

In its heyday Stott Park Bobbin Mill at Finsthwaite (4.5 miles from Bouth) produced quarter of a million wooden bobbins a week.

Now a museum, visitors can see the journey from tree to bobbin first hand during production on the original belt driven machinery. A hands-on family trail helps visitors to imagine what it was like to work at the mill.