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Hipping Hall

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Established  2005
Country  England
City  Cowan Bridge, Cumbria
Hipping Hall
Rating  (Five stars, two AA rosettes)
Website  http://www.hippinghall.com/

Hipping Hall is a country house hotel on the border of Lancashire, Cumbria and North Yorkshire, near Kirkby Lonsdale.

Opened in 2005 by chemist-turned-hotelier Andrew Wildsmith, the five-star retreat dates back to the 15th century and has nine bedrooms and a three-AA-rosette restaurant serving a menu of locally sourced food.

In Autumn 2010, Hipping Hall featured in an episode of BBC2’s The Trip – a series starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, in which the pair embark on a restaurant tour of northern England.


The house was originally the family home of the Tathams – a family of blacksmiths who catered for all those travelling on the old packhorse route from Yorkshire to Cumbria via Cowan Bridge. One of Hipping's main features is The Great Hall, now the dining room, which dates from the 15th century and is a balconied, beamed space. From there is a view of a 13th-century wash house complete with Gothic arch.

Hipping Hall is surrounded on four sides by the magnificent landscapes of the Eden Valley, Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, and the Trough of Bowland.


Hipping Hall Wikipedia

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