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The Lakes Distillery

Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Jewel in the Lakes

Whether you’re visiting as an investor, member, whisky shopper or casual visitor this is a must to... read more

Reviewed today
Appleby, United Kingdom
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Distillery tour

We went on a tour of the distillery, it was the most interesting tour we have been on. It was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Set in the backdrop of the beautiful Cumbrian hills and mountains, The Lakes Distillery, the largest distillery in England, is set in an area of unimaginable beauty next to Bassenthwaite Lake. Overlooked by one of the Lakes’ highest peaks, Skiddaw...more
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Bassenthwaite Lake | Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite, Keswick CA13 9SJ, England
+44 17687 88850
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Reviewed today via mobile

Whether you’re visiting as an investor, member, whisky shopper or casual visitor this is a must to visit. Take a tour of the ultra clean and modern distillery with a video and explanation of the source of the all important water and information on the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went on a tour of the distillery, it was the most interesting tour we have been on. It was excellent and very informative. There are a few steps to climb but well worth it. The shop is fantastic and the tastings were excellent xx

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were supposed to have a tour yesterday but storm Ali knocked out the power - we went back today and so very very glad we did. We were on the first tour of the day - so only 4 in our group which was...More

1  Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited as a treat for my partners birthday as he's wanted to go for ages and I found a Groupon discount code so I took advantage and organised it for him. It's easy to find and park and very well organised on arrival. It's...More

1  Thank KHHyg
Reviewed 5 days ago

An old farm restored to house a distillery, visitor center and restaurant. Well worth a visit to pop in the shop or have a tour of the distillery. Unfortunately I didn't have a chance to try the real Whisky as it wasn't finished yet but...More

1  Thank MrES
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was my first visit to a distillery and one I would be happy to recommend to anyone. The guided tour lasts approximately one hour and commences with high quality videos and talks covering everything from a fly through from the source of the water...More

1  Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Recommend a visit if in the area. Tour guide was very informative and funny and the samples were good. I enjoyed the gift shop and loved my purchase of the salted caramel vodka...very yummy

1  Thank rachelburgess75
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped at this distillery after hearing it was a good place to visit for a tour. Not disappointed. Good car park plenty of spaces. Short walk to the shop to purchase Gin, whisky and vodka. Tickets for the tour on sale in same shop. The...More

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Attended here with a Groupon Voucher, the tour itself was about a hour looking around the distillery and then 3 tasters (vodka, whiskey and gin), with the tour there was a £5 off a large (70cl) bottle. Tour was good (I personally wouldn’t pay full...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the tour and also had a great lunch.Nice atmosphere and loved the old buildings. Generous tastings on the tour.

1  Thank lizkane60
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Claire G
10 May 2018|
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Response from Digdap | Reviewed this property |
I can’t imagine so.
Victoria G
10 September 2017|
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Response from Hanan R | Reviewed this property |
It may be too cumbersome to take the pram. There are stairs to climb and narrow passages to cross. Better use a baby carrier and leave the pram downstairs or in your car.
23 July 2017|
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Response from margaret h | Reviewed this property |
You do not state how old the toddler is They have to be 6 or over as the child would be very bored but you could go and one stay with the child and the other one do the tour