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(See also Bassenthwaite Lake)

Bothel by Google MapsBothel, in Allerdale, provides Solway Firth views which, in medieval times, allowed watchers to sight any enemy ships approaching. In clear weather the Scottish coast across the firth is visible. The village is near Bassenthwaite Lake and is just outside the Lake District National Park boundaries.

A gruesome village tale is that the Bothel beck turned red when Charles I was beheaded. A Roman fort, Caer Mote, was built nearby. A free grammar school was established in the 1800s. The Greyhound Inn is the local pub. A village hall also serves the locals. There is a village green.

Photo courtesy Google Maps

Bothel is located near Keswick, just off the A595/591 intersection.

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