button to main menu  Martineau's Complete Guide to the English Lakes, 1855

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Advertisements page xii:-

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  Swan Hotel, Newby Bridge

Foot of Windermere Lake,
RETURNS thanks for the liberal patronage he has received for the last fourteen years, and begs to inform his friends and the public that at present every facility is afforded to Tourists and Travellers who may be desirous of sojourning at Newby Bridge, as Steamers ply six times daily up and down Windermere Lake,[1] and Coaches pass twice a day to and from Newby Bridge to the Lancaster and Carlisle and London and North Western Railway Stations.
The far-famed ruins of Furness Abbey can be visited by Tourists coming down by the first, second, or third boat, and return in the evening in time for the Steamer up the Lake.
Post Horses, Close and Open Carriages, Cars, and Gigs are always kept at the Hotel. Letters to and from all parts are received and dispatched twice daily. Post Office in the Inn.
Boats always in readiness for Fishing and Pleasure parties.
T. W. Begs to inform the Public, that Wines, Spirits, and Malt Liquors of the best quality only, are kept at the Hotel.
Genuine Havannah Cigars; Allsopp and Bass' Pale and Bitter Ales; Barclay and Perkins' Bottled and Draught London Porter.
[1] During the summer months.

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  White Lion, Ambleside

THE situation of this Hotel is central and convenient to the Lakes and Mountains. Visitors will find every comfort, good rooms, cleanliness, attention, and moderate charges.
There is attached to the Hotel a good Billiard Room. An Omnibus daily to meet the Steamers at Windermere Waterhead.
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