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Patterdale is a wonderful village in the Lake District, at the southern end of Ullswater. It has a good selection of holiday accommodation a great village pub, the White Lion. A great base in Cumbria for enjyoing Ullswater and walking up Helvellyn.



The small village of Patterdale lies at the southern end of Ullswater, surrounded by some of Lakeland’s finest scenery. It is also home to the Patterdale Village Store and Post Office.

Featured Holiday Cottage in Patterdale

Willow Cottage, Hartsop

Willow cottage, in Hartsop, near Patterdale. 4 star luxury self-catering cottage in 17th Century converted barn in Hartsop, near Patterdale and Ullswater, the Lake District. Beautiful stylish interior and lovely views of the fells. Great walks from the door. Sleeps 3. Dogs welcome. Please click the link for more information on Willow cottage,  self-catering cottages near Patterdale and Ullswater.

Featured B&B in Patterdale

Styan Bew, Romantic Lake District B&B

Styan Bew B&B, in Hartsop, near Pattrerdale. Friendly and comformatable bed and breakfast accommodation with panoramic views of the fells. Ideal location close to Patterdale and Ullswater. One ensuite room which can be a double or twin room. Perfect romantic holiday for couples, or ideal for friends walking in the lakes.  Please click the link for more information on Styan Bew B&B,  quality B&B near Patterdale and Ullswater.

Legend has it that in the 15th century St. Patrick, having been marooned on Duddon Sands, walked 30 miles overland to this valley and gave Patterdale it’s ancient name of St. Patrick’s dale. There is a well dedicated to the saint by the roadside at between Glenridding and Patterdale. The pretty village church was built and named St. Patrick’s in 1853.



Patterdale Cumbria  Patterdale ChurchPlace fell

Situated directly on the route of the world famous Coast to Coast walk, Patterdale caters for all levels of Lakeland enthusiasts. The great benefit for most is that you access the fells and lake straight from the village, with no need to use a car. For the casual walker the ullswater steamers sail to various points of the lake allowing a gentle walk around the shoreline. For the more adventurous Helvellyn, Place Fell, Sheffield Pike and St Sunday Crag are all close by. 

It was the area around Patterdale that inspired Wordsworth to pen his famous poem in 1804.

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Daffodils flourish in the area as one of the few plants not eaten by sheep! Wordsworth is also said to have been drinking in the White Lion Inn, when he first heard of Nelson's death at the Battle of Trafalgar.

Also home to the Patterdale Mountain Rescue team - like all of the groups entirely reliant on voluntary donations and well worth supporting as you never know when you might need them!

Patterdale Mountain Rescue

 aims to provide a one-stop shop for holiday makers by providing an easy to use directory and information portal for all types of holiday accommodation and attractions in the UK.


Some of our favourite escapes...

  • Hotel in Cumbria, England
    Patterdale Hotel near Ullswater and Helvellyn in the Lake District

    Hotel in Patterdale, Cumbria, England

    The Patterdale Hotel is in a beautiful location near Ullswater and Helvellyn in the Lake District. The hotel offers excellent value for money hotel accommodation with ensuite rooms...

    Family Friendly  

    £ 68.00 - £ 114.00 per night

  • Hotel in Cumbria, England
    The Inn On The Lake Hotel by Ullswater Lake District

    Hotel in Ullswater, Cumbria, England

    This 3 star quality hotel is set in 15 acres of grounds, on the shores of Lake Ullswater. A spectacular location in the Lake District with views of the magnificent Helvellyn Mounta...

    Family Friendly  

    £ 88.50 - £ 242.00 per night

  • Hotel in Cumbria, England
    Sharrow Bay Luxury Hotel on Lake Ullswater in Lake District

    Hotel in Ullswater, Cumbria, England

    World famous luxury country house hotel and Michelin star restaurant situated on the shore of the beautiful Lake Ullswater in the Lake District.24 suites and rooms available for ex...

    Family Friendly  

    £ 200.00 - £ 460.00 per night

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    Moss Grove Organic Hotel in the Lake District

    Hotel in Grasmere, Cumbria, England

    Moss Grove Organic Hotel, near Grasmere and Ambleside in Cumbria, the Lake District. 11 beautifully appointed bedrooms. AA 5 star rated hotel. For more information on this wonderfu...

    Family Friendly  

    £ 110.00 - £ 250.00 per week

  • B&B in Cumbria, England
    Rothay Garth House B&B Ambleside Lake District

    B&B in Ambleside, Cumbria, England

    Traditional lakeland Guest House with beautiful mountain views. This Lake District B&B offers easy access to Windermere Lake and Ambleside. En suite facilities, a comfortable spaci...

    Family Friendly  

    £ 60.00 - £ 125.00 per night

  • Pub or Bar in Cumbria, England
    White Lion Inn

    Pub or Bar in Patterdale, Cumbria, England

    Traditional pub, serving great bar meals and with quality accommodation

    Pubs and Bars, Restaurants

  • Shop in Cumbria, England
    Patterdale Village Store & Post Office

    Shop in Patterdale, Cumbria, England

    Located at the heart of the English Lake District and directly on the Coast to Coast long distance walking route


  • Child Friendly Attraction in Cumbria, England
    St Patricks Landing Boat Hire

    Child Friendly Attraction in Glenridding, Cumbria, England

    Motor and rowing boats on Ullswater. Tea Room on site

    Childrens Attractions, Sailing and Watersports

  • Loch, Lake, Waterfall in Cumbria, England
    Ullswater Steamers

    Loch, Lake, Waterfall in Glenridding, Cumbria, England

    Enjoy a trip on the world famous Ullswater Steamers on England's most beautiful lake. Run from Glenridding to Pooley Bridge and back.

    Lochs Lakes and Waterfalls, Tours and Trips, Cafes Coffee Shops and Tearooms, Boat Trips

  • Shop in Cumbria, England
    Crookabeck Farm Shop in Patterdale

    Shop in Patterdale, Cumbria, England

    The fleece from our goats and sheep is used to produce a range of mohair and wool products including mohair socks, scarves, rugs and even dog leads. You can also buy Herdwick wool


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