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Kirkstone Pass Inn, Ambleside, Cumbria.

At 1500 ft (457 metres) above sea level, Kirkstone Pass Inn is the highest inhabited building in Cumbria and the third highest Inn in England. Records for the building date back to 1496.

 

In the early 1800's the tall stone building at the north end was built as a coach house, during the 1950's it was converted into a garage complete with petrol pump and forecourt. The building has now been converted to a cottage. The inn is totally self sufficient in power which is provided by a wind generator and battery system.

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Taken on August 1, 2012