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Report - Skinburness Hotel, Cumbria - May 15

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by GK_WAX, May 2, 2015.

  1. GK_WAX

    GK_WAX 28DL Regular User
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    History:
    The impressive Skinburness Hotel was built in 1878 by cumbrian architect charles ferguson at a cost of £22,000, for the family of Edwin Hodge Banks of Wigton where his family owned a small cotton mill. He enjoyed the lifestyle of a wealthy country gentlemen, keeping his 30-foot steam yacht, The Neptune, moored nearby. He was declared bankrupt in 1889 and vanished from the area.
    The hotel has since passed through many hands. It was run by the government, as part of the Carlisle State Management Scheme between 1916 and 1971. After this period, it never really regained its original glory.

    It has been closed since 2006 as business wasn't booming and the owners declared themselves bankrupt. it was bought in december 2007 for £450,000 by Northstar capital projects. Their plan was demolish the buildings and build a 64 room retirement home but the plans did not go ahead. It still stands Derelict.

    The visit:
    while i was on my caravan holiday in Siloth, i stumbled across this place and knew it wasn't to be missed.
    As i walked into the hotel gardens i came across a German shepherd, luckily it didn't see me and i snook back out onto the main road. I was thinking it was a guard dog or similar but after looking for secca it turns out it was an old ladys and she was just on her morning walk.
    Access was easy and didn't have to look very hard. Once inside, the place was Dark, Dull and Demolished with the carpets ripped apart and floorboards taken up. The metal thieves have had a right good field day with the place. Hearing the wind coming through the broken windows on the upper floors can send you mind tripping into thinking your not alone with all the noise.
    Unfortunately the ground floor is in darkness as the windows have been boarded up so all the pics was taken with the flash.
    Did this one solo whilst the other half took our dog to the local park!

    Front view of the hotel
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    Main entrance
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    Main staircase
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    Reception
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    Kitchen
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    Swimming pool & Jacuzzi
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    Bar area
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    Ballroom ( roof has collapsed)
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    Stairs leading to some of the rooms
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    some of the rooms....
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    Drink anyone?
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    Rear view of hotel
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    Thanks for Looking
    GK WAX
     
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  2. Miss Mayhem

    Miss Mayhem 28DL Regular User
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    Cool stuff :thumb
    It's a shame it's so trashed
     
  3. Lavino

    Lavino 28ÐŁ ƦEGUŁλƦ U$EƦ
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    Good stuff nice to see something new:thumb
     
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  4. GK_WAX

    GK_WAX 28DL Regular User
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    Yeah the floorboards are up everywhere, but there isnt any graffiti which is odd
     
  5. Old Git

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    Floorboards = Pikeys. Graffiti = Kids. Simples.;)
     
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    Looks like it was a nice hotel, shame it's been trashed. Did you enjoy the champagne?
     
  7. GK_WAX

    GK_WAX 28DL Regular User
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    it had a tang to it, but it was lovely :D
     
  8. WhoDaresWins

    WhoDaresWins Let's do this
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    Shame it's been trashed otherwise it would of been pretty cool. At least there was a bottle of champagne!
     
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  9. WildBoyz

    WildBoyz Is this the future?
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    Nice. I really like this style of building. Not seen much from this area, thanks for posting :thumb
     
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  10. GK_WAX

    GK_WAX 28DL Regular User
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    I couldn't imagine what it would of looked like back in the glory days because it's that smashed up but was a good explore. Thanks for all the positive feedback everyone!
     
  11. bertbanger

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    looks good, im wierd in that i actually like places that are trashed as well as the untrashed places
     
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  12. GK_WAX

    GK_WAX 28DL Regular User
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    me too, you dont know what condition its like until your in!
     
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