The King's Arms
The Kings Arms Hotel in Temple Sowerby offers a very warm welcome to cyclists. We have secure indoor storage for your bicycle, foot pumps, puncture repair kits and a variety of cycle routes available.
The Kings Arms Hotel in Temple Sowerby has a four hundred year history as a coaching inn, providing hospitality both to travelers on the old turnpike road and to early tourists – William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge chose the Kings Arms as a starting point for their exploration of the Lake District in 1799. In those days Temple Sowerby was known as “The Queen of Westmorland Villages”
The Kings Arms offers bed and breakfast or half board accommodation in comfortable, en-suite rooms. There is a bright and airy residents lounge reserved for guests staying in the Kings Arms, where you can read in front of the fire, play a board game or just put your feet up.
Situated right on the northern edge of Lake District National Park, and within easy reach of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the Kings Arms is the perfect base for exploring England's spectacular north country and has lots of easily accessible cycling routes to suit all abilities.