Dragon Cottage
Dragon Cottage


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Tel code: 015396 | code search
Postcode: LA10 | code search
Population: 450
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Sun Inn
"Went back again to The Sun Inn stayed extra night it just as good, if not better than before. See my previous review to save me wasting ink.

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"I stayed 3 nights at the Sun Inn and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a real pub, no juke box, no widescreen t.v. no pool table just a vey nice ..." More

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"We stayed in a cottage in Dent. The cottage was lovely and the scenery spectacular. We were holidaying with my parents, our 10 month old daughter and our 7 year ..." More

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The village of Dent sits somewhat detached from the rest of the hurried world, administratively part of Cumbria but still in the Yorkshire Dales, though distant from any of the larger settlements there too. Dentdale with the River Dee running through it is scenically outstanding farming country, the fields still full of the sheep that in past times provided the people of the area with the material for their knitting – gloves, socks and small garments were knitted by the hands of men and women throughout the valley, a second income for many struggling to make a living from the land. St Andrew’s church in Dent is Norman, though there have been many alterations, restorations and improvements over the centuries. The village with a population below 700 mainly comprises three cobbled streets, with solid stone cottages lining the steep inclines. At the heart of the village is the old Sun Inn, owned by the Dent Brewery that is located a few miles to the east in Cowgill. This micro-brewery was started in 1990, using its own spring water. It was one of the first of many in Cumbria, and now supplies various pubs in the area, including the two others in Dent, and sells bottled beers too, so its fame is spreading further afield. Cowgill is somewhat surprisingly where Dent Station is located, the highest railway station in the country, standing on the beautiful Settle – Carlisle line. Dent Viaduct nearby is built of huge blocks of locally quarried stone, its 10 arches spectacularly spanning 199 yards. The Dales are of course great walking country, and Dent is a good centre for exploring them. Kirkby Lonsdale with its Cathedral of the Dales is just eight miles to the south, and closer still is Sedburgh to the north, a place whose feeling of being apart from the world is in tune with Dent’s own.


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George & Dragon (0.12 miles)

George & Dragon

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Nestling near the head of Dentdale leading into the market town of Sedbergh, Dent is renowed as one of the quaintest and prettiest villages in the Yorkshire DalesSituated in idyllic ... More

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Thorns Hall (4.03 miles)

Thorns Hall

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Thorns Hall is a small manor house dating from 1535, its public rooms retain their period charm, with wooden paneling. It is located on ... More

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Bull Hotel (4.27 miles)

Bull Hotel

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The Bull Hotel is a 17th century coaching inn, situated in the heart of the historic market town of Sedbergh. A warm, friendly relaxed atmosphere from staff as well as ... More

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Barbon Inn (5.47 miles)

Barbon Inn

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Located in the delightful village of Barbon, nestled in the Lune valley between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales and 10 minutes from the M6, lies the Barbon Inn.
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Ash Pot Barn (7.27 miles)

Ash Pot Barn

Ravenstonedale 4 miles. An outstanding, stone-built, semi-detached barn conversion, beautifully situated on the side of Wild Boar Fell, overlooking the Howgills, 4 miles from the village of Ravenstonedale. Lovingly renovated, Ash Pot Barn combines original ... More

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Days Inn Kendal (7.34 miles)

Days Inn Kendal
The Days Inn Kendal overlooks the beautiful Killington Lakes and is ideally situated for the Lake District National Park. The Hotel has 37 en-suite rooms with Rooms from £60 per room per night. ... More | visit website
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Blue Pig B&B (7.71 miles)

Blue Pig B&B
The Blue Pig originally known as the White Lion is situated at the top of Mill Brow which was originally known as King St. This was the main road into Kirkby Lonsdale until 1820. Coach ... More | visit website
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Plato's (7.71 miles)


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Plato’s is set in the heart of Kirkby Lonsdale - once discovered never forgotten. On the edge of the Lake District, the Dales and The Forest of Bowland. A pretty ... More

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Churchmouse House (7.75 miles)

Churchmouse House
Need a break away from the hum drum? Churchmouse House is warm, relaxing, comfortable and centrally located (no need to use the car whilst you are here)- a real home from home. Soak in the ... More | visit website
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Whoop Hall (7.83 miles)

Whoop Hall

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Whoop Hall is a 3 star, family-run hotel situated on the outskirts of the attractive market town of Kirkby Lonsdale; this is the ideal base from which to explore some ... More

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