Macdonald Swan Hotel

Ambleside Hotel
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Macdonald Hotels and Resorts
Total meeting space58 sq. m
Guest rooms38
The Swan Hotel Keswick Road
Ambleside LA22 9RF

Macdonald Swan Hotel

Ambleside Hotel
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Room features and guest services

  • Internet access


  • Onsite restaurant

Business services

  • AV capabilities

Recreational activities

  • Spa or salon

Venue accessible by

  • Bus
  • Train

Photo gallery

Meeting space

Total meeting space58 sq. m
Meeting rooms2
Largest room41 sq. m
Second largest room17 sq. m

Guest rooms

Total guest rooms38



Local Attractions

Boat trips

10 minutes away
Enjoy the Lake District on the water, take a boat trip or enjoy a new water sport.

Team-Building Events

10 minutes away
SEE Events specialise in team building events within the Lake District and North East of the UK.  They can provide group team building days and corporate activities where you can choose from a selection of outdoor group activities or indoor team events.

Lakeland Motor Museum

20 minutes away
A diverse and unique road transport collection of 30,000 exhibits assembled over a period of almost 50 years.

Off road driving

15 minutes away
Drive rough and rocky off-road trails in breathtaking mountain surroundings whilst learning new technical driving skills along the way. Or try the expedition run with Kankku, who boast the most difficult trials in the country and will take you up to the top of some of England's highest peaks in the most remote and beautiful regions of the lakes.

Lake District

15 minutes away
Explore the Lake District. Take a tour right from the front of the hotel and explore the Lake District, Dales & Borders.


  • Complimentary parking


Built in 1650 as a coaching inn, and mentioned in a Wordsworth poem "The Waggoner", Macdonald Swan Hotel, Grasmere is one of the oldest hotels in the Lake District. Nestled in the Cumbrian countryside with views across the Fells, it’s just 10 miles from Windermere Station, with the town of Kendal just 40 minutes away. Manchester Airport is around 90 minutes away through picturesque scenery. OUR FACILITIES Beautiful in summer, magical in winter with roaring log fires and majestic scenery, Macdonald Swan Hotel is a rural retreat with city style facilities. Ideally placed for exploring the beautiful Lake District National Park, it offers a choice to two venues indoors with the unusual option of marquee in the grounds for a larger, summer event. Gather up to 50 guests at the Cygnet Lounge or 14 delegates at our Fell View Lounge, both bathed in natural light with modern office facilities including free and unlimited Wifi with optional 100 MBps available. When you want space, privacy and scope to combine business with time out, there’s the option to take over the entire hotel. Our conference support team is on hand to ensure your meeting runs smoothly and can guide you through team-building options in the area – from exploring the beauty of the Lake District to action-packed challenges. Hiking, mountain biking and canoeing are all available, while our extensive grounds are ideal for activities like archery. For large events, you've the option of taking over the whole hotel. Take time out at the Waggoner's Restaurant or the Walkers' Bar – available exclusively for larger meetings or events. Our 37 en-suite bedrooms provide comfort and space to unwind and relax – or catch up with work emails. OUR PLEDGE We offer a dedicated booking consultant and give you the best rate first time, every time responding within 30 minutes of your enquiry. And we promise to always reward your bookings.

Additional information

• Set in the heart of the Lake District National Park • Relaxing rural location ideal for Lake District Activities • With easy reach of the M6 motorway • 37 en-suite bedrooms • Free onsite parking • Complimentary Wifi with 100 MBps available. • Sheltered private garden with views of Helm Crag

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