Kirkstone Pass Inn is on the main road which goes through the Kirkstone Pass and over to Patterdale and Ullswater.
The Inn has a history back to 1496 and is the third highest pub in England.
Address: Kirkstone Pass, Ambleside, Cumbria
The Kirkstone Pass reaches an altitude of 454m / 1489ft . There are fabulous views as you drive through this area.
You can climb these high fells from the main road at Kirkstone Pass.
Address: Kirkstone Pass, Cumberland
Castlerigg stone circle stands on a hill above Keswick, giving fine views across towards Skiddaw. The 38 standing stones - some are rather small, so a bit disappointing - are from Neolithic man era.
Directions: 11/2 miles East of Keswick off A66 Penrith road
This is the name given to the road coming out of Ambleside thats leads up to the Kirkstone Pass - like the Wrynose and Hardknott Passes (see general tips) this is also a scenic drive.
Why not take a trip on one of the lakes. There are plnety of places to go out on a boat. It is very relaxing and you can see for miles.
Address: Ullswater Steamers, Glenridding
Phone: 017684 82229
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