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  • AA 4 Star Inn
  • Cumbria Tourism Awards Winner
  • Fair Booking
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • AA Dinner Award
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Inn with 9 rooms £137-£168 prpnb

Three Shires Inn

Three Shires Inn

Three Shires Inn


Family with Older Children M C
United Kingdom
05 June 2018
Rated as 5 out of 5


Lovely friendly and helpful staff. Nice level of equipment in room, no annoying fan sound every time you go in the shower room, beds comfy, and a Ruark radio in the room. Food very nice.

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This traditional slate Inn was built in 1872 near the meeting point of the old counties of Westmorland, Lancashire and Cumberland. The valley of Little Langdale is the most peaceful and unspoilt in the central Lake District. Leave your car and walk from the door on many high or low level walks.

The Three Shires has been sympathetically extended and upgraded to provide 10 comfortable en-suite bedrooms. The slate-floored walker's bar and resident's lounge have log fires on cooler days. Traditional ales, a large selection of malt whiskies and well chosen wines are on offer in the bar and restaurant, where meals are served every lunch time and evening.

There are delightful views over the Tilberthwaite Fells from the bedrooms, lounge and restaurant. In summer the south facing garden terrace and hotel verandahs are strewn with flowers: wonderful places relax and enjoy the views. Tony and James and their staff extend a warm welcome and personal service at the Three Shires Inn, where guests can appreciate friendly hospitality in a peaceful setting with stunning scenery.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • TelephoneTelephone
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Licenced (table or bar)Licenced (table or bar)
  • Packed lunches providedPacked lunches provided
  • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
  • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Snacks/afternoon teaSnacks/afternoon tea
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • Dogs/pets NOT acceptedDogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Television availableTelevision available
  • Restaurant open to non-residentsRestaurant open to non-residents
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Public house/InnPublic house/Inn
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • Leisure club (onsite or nearby)Leisure club (onsite or nearby)
  • CD playerCD player
  • Single sex groups welcomedSingle sex groups welcomed
  • Evening mealsEvening meals
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires
  • Staff fluent in FrenchStaff fluent in French

Children welcome from any age.


Little Langdale,
LA22 9NZ


Plan route to Three Shires Inn using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 317034  Lat: 54.42179 Long: -3.05411

Take A593, Ambleside to Coniston road. Travel over Skelwith Bridge towards Coniston and take the next right turn signed The Langdales, Wrynose Pass and Elterwater. Follow the road on to Little Langdale (1.25 miles).

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
    • YesGravel
  • gravel carpark, concrete paths to the door

  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesBar
  • YesClear surfaces such as glass doors have contrast markings


  • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesBath with shower
    • YesBath


  • YesEntrance well lit


  • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliac)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan


  • YesProprietors/staff available 24-hours

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