Buttermere and the local area

Buttermere is a picturesque small village surrounded by fells and between the two lakes of Buttermere and Crummock Water. It is relatively untouched compared with many of the Lakeland valleys.

Looking down on the village
Within Buttermere the Bridge Hotel provides both restaurant and bar meals. They can also set you up for the day with a hearty breakfast. The Fish Hotel serves bar meals and both premises provide a good range of well known beers and a selection of locally brewed ales.

Croft Farm Café serves hot and cold drinks and snacks. Syke Farm turn the milk from their Ayrshire cows into delicious ice-cream which they serve in their gift shop.

Buttermere doesn't have any shops so it is best to pick up shopping before you come in the near-by towns of Keswick or Cockermouth.

The farm
Keswick is well-known to tourists and has a number of attractions including the famous Pencil Museum - home to the world's largest pencil! It is also a good place to visit for a coffee or to pick up outdoor equipment in one of the many specialist shops.

Cockermouth is a more untouched market town with good facilities and it is also home to Wordsworth House and the Jennings Brewery which runs tours and the chance to sample their renowned beer.