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Hipping Hall

Standing handsome and proud in the upper reaches of Lancashire, Hipping Hall near Kirkby Lonsdale dates to the 15th century, but features many additions made over the centuries.

It is a grand, ivy-clad building filled with oak timbers, warming fireplaces and ancient flagstone floors. If you’re looking for a traditional, country retreat, with a tasteful modern touch, then this is the venue for you.

Rooms aplenty, you can choose from the main house, stables, cottages, or the suite, either way guests will be wowed and left wanting to return time and time again.

The four-AA Rosette restaurant is powered by head chef Peter Howarth who’s worked in many of the country’s most prominent establishments. His dishes are inspired by his vast culinary experiences, the local produce and global flavours.

Menus in the restaurant change frequently, but are always packed full of delicious flavour combinations. Hipping Hall also prepares hampers for picknickers, either guests of the hotel or even outsiders who may want to take a little bit of Lancashire home with them.

Of course, there is plenty to do in this magical part of the world, taking in everything from history to culture, sports and leisure.

Kirkby Lonsdale itself is a traditional British town that sits in beautiful landscapes and has a fascinating history of its own for you to discover.

For film buffs, another local attraction includes Carnforth Train Station which featured in the 1945 classic Brief Encounter. The station has been lovingly preserved and maintained and is now home to a heritage centre as well as a 1940s-themed café.

There are also plenty of local walks and rambles to be taken in, including a visit to Devil’s Bridge, an exceptionally preserved medieval bridge in the heart of Kirkby Lonsdale that is just a five minute walk from Hipping Hall and is the gateway to countless walks and trails.

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