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String of Horses Inn - Faugh, Carlisle

4 star Inn Carlisle

Faugh Heads Nook - Carlisle

Price starting from £ 50.00

Dating from around 1659, this traditional coaching inn is set in a quiet country village only 10 minutes from Carlisle and junction 43 of the M6 motorway. The String of Horses Inn lies in the middle of one of the most beautiful and historic areas of Britain. This Carlisle 4-star Inn is near Hadrian's Wall, the Lake District, and the Scottish border.

With its oak beams and paneling, open fires, and gleaming brassware, the String of Horses Inn has welcomed visitors from all over the world for more than 350 years. Though acclaimed for its yesteryear ambience, the inn treats guests to a 21st-century style and great food. The hotel restaurant has a bar and serves dinner featuring British cuisine (closed on Mondays).

The city of Carlisle, situated a few kilometers from the Faugh village, is the gateway to the North Lake District in Southern Scotland, and still retains the charm of Roman times. For day excursions, golf, horse riding, and fishing, the String of Horses Inn is an excellent base. Private parties, conferences, and weddings can be organized for up to 80 persons.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.4 Very Good
Based on 3 hotel reviews © 2014

The accommodation was as described. The food was very good and the rooms more than...

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Breakfast at String of Horses Inn

A free English breakfast is available between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

Facilities at String of Horses Inn

  • Business Center
  • Meeting Room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Internet/Email services
  • City tour
  • Garden
  • Free parking

Know before you go

  • One child 6 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: between 4 PM and 11:00 PM.

Check-out: before 10:00 AM.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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String of Horses Inn reviews

7.6 Good
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • GB

Stayed in family room , 1 double and 2full size singles. Loads of space inc. ensuite. Good selection of ale in bar and locals friendly. Breakfast ok, service a little slow. Overall very good value for money

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • GB

Great staff and great welcome

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Room Details

String of Horses Inn has 11 guest rooms, all with Egyptian cotton sheets and climate control. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Business travelers visiting the Brampton area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access.

Bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers. Additional comforts include coffee/tea makers.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Extra beds
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach String of Horses Inn

By car
From the North, South or West, take the A69 highway in direction of Hexham/Newcastle, then turn right at the 1st set of traffic lights at Corby Hill/Warwick Bridge. Proceed through the village of Heads Nook until the road bears sharply right. As the road bears right, turn left into Faugh village and you will find the String of Horses Inn on your left as you go down the hill.

From the East, turn left at Corby Hill/Warwick Bridge traffic lights. These are the first set of traffic lights on the A69 highway after having passed Brampton. Proceed through the village of Heads Nook until the road bears sharply right. As the road bears right, turn left into Faugh village and you will find the String of Horses Inn on your left as you go down the hill.

Distances from String of Horses Inn

Brunton Park - 9.4 km / 5.8 mi
Green Market - 10.8 km / 6.7 mi
Carlisle Guildhall - 10.8 km / 6.7 mi
Carlisle Cathedral - 11 km / 6.8 mi
Tullie House Museum and Gallery - 11 km / 6.8 mi
Carlisle Castle - 11.2 km / 7 mi
Thirlwall Castle - 18.8 km / 11.7 mi
Long Meg and Her Daughters - 18.8 km / 11.7 mi
Roman Army Museum - 19.1 km / 11.9 mi
Penrith Castle - 25.1 km / 15.6 mi
Rheged - 26.7 km / 16.6 mi
Dalemain - 28 km / 17.4 mi
Lowther Castle and Gardens - 31 km / 19.3 mi
Gowbarrow Fall - 34.5 km / 21.5 mi
Aira Force - 36.2 km / 22.5 mi
The preferred airport for String of Horses Inn is Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.) - 69.6 km / 43.2 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services String of Horses Inn

  • Free parking