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Hipping Hall


Cowan Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale, Lancashire, LA6 2JJ
5 AA Gold Stars 5 AA Gold Stars 5 AA Gold Stars 5 AA Gold Stars 5 AA Gold Stars 5 AA Gold Stars Restaurant with Rooms

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Hipping Hall

Hipping Hall is a 16th century country house, set in ten acres of secluded walled gardens in north Lancashire, nestling in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and only a stones throw away from the Forest of Bowland and the Lake District.

The Hall itself takes its name from the 'Hipping' or stepping stones that crossed Broken Beck, a little stream that rises on Ireby Moor, before merging with Cants Beck and the River Lune. The strategically placed 'Hipping' stones allowed travellers to cross the beck and continue their journey following the old pack horse route from Kendal to the mill towns of Yorkshire.  

One enterprising individual Robert Thatham recognised the opportunity offered by the 'Hipping' stones and established a Blacksmiths serving those that used the road... who knows, maybe they even provided sustenance and accommodation to those wanting to break up their journey.

In the early 17th century the then owner of the Hall, Edward Tatham married the daughter of a local lawyer from Dentdale and instantly elevated his position in society, building the hall as we see it today and creating a legacy in the process.

Today the Hall is a beautifully restored restaurant with rooms serving the needs of the modern traveller.



Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Double (breakfast & dinner incl) from£329.00
Double (breakfast incl) from£199.00

*Dinner bed and breakfast room rates vary from £269 up to £369 per room per night (based on 2 sharing) including breakfast and dinner from our a la carte menu.

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)


  • 5 AA Gold Stars Restaurant with Rooms
5 AA Gold Stars Restaurant with Rooms


  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • AA4 AA Rosettes 4 AA Rosettes 2011
  • Sub-Regional AwardsQuality Charter Quality Charter 2014
  • Sub-Regional AwardsBoutique Accommodation Award Boutique Accommodation Award 2016
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2017 - Taste Lancashire Award Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2017 - Taste Lancashire Award 2017
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Winner 2019 - Taste Lancashire Restaurant Award Lancashire Tourism Awards Winner 2019 - Taste Lancashire Restaurant Award 2019


Road Directions

On A65, 2.5 miles east of Kirkby Lonsdale and 8.5 miles from the M6, jct 36.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station - Oxenholme



  • Lounge
  • Wedding receptions
  • Wi-Fi


  • Bar
  • Cater for special diets
  • Cater For Vegetarians
  • Room Service
  • Serve Breakfast
  • Serve Evening Meal
  • Serve Lunch

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children All Ages

Establishment Features

  • Available For Wedding Receptions
  • Business Facilities
  • Conference Facilities
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Pets Accepted
  • Public telephone
  • Separate Guests' Lounge

Leisure Facilities

  • Access to golf course
  • Arrangements for riding/pony trekking
  • Cycle hire
  • Private Fishing Available

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking

Payment Methods

  • Credit/debit cards accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Country House
  • In countryside
  • Of Historic, Literary or Architectural Interest

Room / Unit Features

  • 4-Poster Beds Available
  • Hairdryer in All Bedrooms
  • Radio in All Bedrooms
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities in All Bedrooms
  • Telephone in All Bedrooms

Specialist Features

  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly
  • Pets Welcome

Venue Facilities

  • Approved For Civil Marriages



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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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