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String of Horses

Faugh, Heads Nook, Cumbria, CA8 9EG

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Faugh, Heads Nook, Cumbria, CA8 9EG

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With its oak beams and panelling, open fires and gleaming brassware, it's no the wonder String of Horses Inn has provided a warm welcome to so many visitors from all over the world for more than 350 years.

Though acclaimed for its yesteryear ambience, the String of Horses looks after its guests in 21st century style. All of our rooms are en-suite, with digital TV, free Wi-fi, central heating and tea/coffee making facilities. All beds are made with luxury satin stripe bed linen.


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Top 10 National Trails & Where to Stay by Adrian Mourby

"One of the most rugged and rewarding walks in Britain is along Hadrian’s Wall, the 74- mile stone barrier that the Romans built to keep the Picts and Scots at bay. These twin scourges of the Roman Empire have retreated north since and are now to be found around Edinburgh where they only dress in woad for international matches.

The Hadrian’s Wall Path runs ten miles longer from Barrow in Furness on the Cumbrian coast to the aptly named Wallsend near Newcastle. Except when passing through major towns and villages, you follow not just the route of the second-century AD wall but the vallum itself which remains the longest Roman remain in Europe. Some keen walkers aim to complete it over a long weekend, but there is a lot of up and down and the Romans, believing in straight lines, when they came to a cliff just went straight up and over it.

Better to aim for a five-day trek and stay at some of the agreeable hotels and inns along the way, like the String of Horses. This is a traditional coaching inn six miles south of the wall outside Carlisle. It dates from 1659 and is built around a large courtyard where tired steeds could be changed for fresh ones (hence the name “String of Horses”). Inside there is plenty of oak panelling plus log fires, sandstone fireplaces, leaded windows and wooden beams. It’s everything you’d expect of a British coaching inn. From the menu walkers should order the traditional – and enormously long - Cumberland sausages well as local real ales. This is a lovely place to schedule into your walk along the old Roman Wall. Start at Wallsend and head west. That way you can keep String of Horses for the final stage of your walk."

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Information on String of Horses , Faugh , Heads Nook , Faugh

No. of bedrooms: Total: 7     
Types of room: Single ensuite, double/twin ensuite, triple ensuite, family rooms
General info: Credit Cards Accepted:  Delta, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch
When Closed:  Open all year
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Romantic Details: Four poster rooms
Smoking Permitted:  No

Room facilities: Flat Screen TV, Free Wi-Fi/Wireless throughout
General facilities: Both Restaurant and Bar are open evenings only and closed completely on Mondays
Activities nearby: Walking, Hiking, Scrambling, Trekking nearby
Local directions: A welcoming haven set in tranquil countryside yet easily accessible by road, just 10 minutes from the M6 Junction 43 or 5 minutes from the A69, east-west route.
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Nearest railway stn:
Carlisle (7 miles) (20 mins)
Manchester (50 miles) (1 hour, 30 mins)
Carlisle (7 miles) (20 mins)

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