Santon Bridge is a small village in the Lake District, in the county of Cumbria. It lies on the banks of the River Irt, close to Wast Water. Holiday cottages in Santon Bridge are surrounded by some of the region’s most spectacular countryside, with the rugged fells and waters of West Lakeland on their doorstep. Santon Bridge Gift Shop and Woodland Tearooms is the perfect spot to stop for a sandwich or a cream tea after exploring the countryside. Nearby, the Bridge Inn is best-known as a venue for the annual World’s Biggest Liar competition, which was created in honour of the pub’s former landlord, who was renowned for his tall tales. Self-catering holidays in Santon Bridge would be incomplete without a pint of Cumbria ale or a hearty meal, prepared with the finest local ingredients. Stunning walks can be enjoyed near the village, with scenic footpaths to Nether Wasdale, Boot, Wasdale Head, and Hall Dunnerdale. The Cumbria coast is a short drive westward from Santon Bridge, with vast sandy shores to discover. At the estuary of the rivers Ert, Esk and Mite, the village of Ravenglass is the national park’s only coastal village, and an idyllic place to while away a day by the sea.

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Recommended Places to Visit from Your Santon Bridge Holiday Cottage

 

Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway

Climb aboard a traditional steam train carriage for a seven-mile ride through the Lake District.

 

Woolly Farm

This family-run farm offers alpaca and llama trekking through the beautiful countryside around Santon Bridge.

 

Eskdale Mill

Experience 500 years of water power history, and the ancient craft of stone corn milling, at this unique attraction.

 

Millom Rock Park

Don’t miss the fascinating geological exhibits at this family-friendly attraction, perched above a working quarry.

 

The Ruskin Museum

Near the banks of Coniston Water, the Ruskin Museum tells the story of the area, from 1901.