The Crown Hotel
Wetheral, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4 8ES (UK)
From the M6 Travelling North
Leave M6 at Junction 42. At the roundabout at the top of the slip road, take the third exit, the B6263, signed Wetheral.
Stay on this road for about two miles, passing through Cumwhinton, until you reach Wetheral.
Just after the village green, turn right by the general store. Take the next left turn into the hotel car park
From the M6 Travelling South
Leave M6 at Junction 43. At the roundabout at the top of the slip road, take the A69 towards Brampton and Newcastle.
After about three quarters of a mile, turn right onto the B6263 to Wetheral. Once in the village, turn left at the village store, before the village green. Take next left into the hotel car park.
The Hotel is located in a quiet lane close to the centre of the delightful village of Wetheral.
The area's history can be traced back to before the arrival of the Romans. Three caves cut into the rock above the nearby river Eden are reputed to have been used by Constantine as a hermitage. Hence the name of Wetheral's church - 'Holy Trinity and St. Constantine' - the only Church in England to bear this name.
Inscriptions cut into the riverside rock face indicate that the 20th Roman Legion may well have been stationed nearby. It is thought that stone to build parts of Hadrian's Wall were dug from the river cliffs.
The 1830's brought the railway age to Wetheral, the renowned river Eden viaduct is a major feature of the local scenery. The line is still in use and Wetheral Station is a convenient distance from the Hotel.
Today, the village is a visual treat with many homes built from locally quarried stone. Visitors can combine a stroll around the village with walks along nearby woodland and riverside paths.
The Crown Hotel is only a couple of minutes walk from Wetheral train station, which is on the Main Carlisle - Newcastle Line. Transport from Carlisle Station can be arranged with prior notification.
The Hotel is situated just around the corner from the local bus route which runs on an hourly basis to and from Carlisle.
Ask at reception for the exact times.
Transport from Newcastle Airport can be arranged.
Prices on request.