The Old Dungeon Ghyll Shortlist*

‘What a glorious setting. More

Contact details

The Old Dungeon Ghyll
Great Langdale
LA22 9JY.
Tel 01539 437272,

Hotel information




All year except 23–27 Dec.


Residents’ bar and lounge, dining room, Hikers’ bar (open to public), beer garden, free Wi-Fi in public areas and some bedrooms, 1-acre garden, drying room, parking.

Background music

None, live music on first Wed of every month.


All ages welcomed (special rates for over-5s).


Allowed (£5 per night).

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.


Per room B&B from £62.50. À la carte £25. 2-night min. stay at weekends.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘What a glorious setting.’ For more than 300 years, fell walkers and climbers have sought the views and comforts from this unpretentious, dog-friendly inn at the head of the Great Langdale valley. It is managed by Jane and Neil Walmsley for the National Trust. ‘It’s not the height of elegance, but it’s very reasonably priced, and the staff are willing and helpful.’ Most of the ‘basic’, country-style rooms (some suitable for a family) have views of the surrounding fells. Eat ‘straightforward pub food’ in the lively Hikers’ Bar (one-time cow stalls); the residents’ lounge is just the spot for morning coffee, afternoon tea and a home-baked treat or two. Walking routes and packed lunches available.


The Old Dungeon Ghyll
Great Langdale
LA22 9JY.

Guest comments

'Glorious setting. Ideal for walker. Straightforward bar food, willingly served. Large lounge; basic bedrooms. ' - CR - May, 2016

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