Hotels, B&B's and Self Catering in Hawkshead

Hawkshead is set in the magnificent vale of Esthwaite, in the heart of the English Lake District, a truly historic and wonderfully picturesque village. A prosperous mediaeval wool town, its rich history includes important connections with the poet William Wordsworth and children's story author Beatrix Potter. The car-free village centre makes it the perfect place for visitors to experience the 'real' Lake District. A tiny village of higgledy-piggledy houses, archways, and squares. Tourism is now the main industry of Hawkshead, with pleasant inns, guest houses, teashops and gift shops. Half a mile out of the village is the hamlet of Colthouse, where there is one of the oldest Quaker meeting houses in Cumbria.

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