We are all familiar with the famous Pinnacles Lodge, a former lodge in the Cambrian hills of the Cambrias.
However, it was also a place where people were known to get lost in the dark and in the thick of things, as evidenced by the picture below.
Nowadays, it has been converted into a luxury resort for the wealthy, with rooms costing in the region of £10,000.
The lodge is known as “The Great Pinnacle Lodge” by locals, and the website for it explains its history.
“The lodge was founded in 1885 by John and Maria Cambriac, a well-known family of hunters, hunters guides, and loggers who made the most of their property at the time of the Napoleonic wars and the Civil War.
John Cambriacan became a partner in the lodge, with Maria also a member of the family.
The couple owned a large farm, and in 1892 they purchased their first cabin, which they called The Great Pinch, and then built their cabin and their cabin house.
When the lodge was renovated in 1915, the Cambrians built a new cabin house, called The Pinch.
The Cambrian cabin house was renamed The Great Paddock Lodge in 1891.
It was a place to be seen, and so the Cambries decided to build a lodge for the lodge-goers, a name which became “The Cambrian Lodge”.
In 1921, the lodge began to attract wealthy tourists, including the likes of James Bond, Prince Charles, and Queen Victoria, who spent much of their time in the cabin house during their stay in the Great Paddock.
Over time, the resort has attracted more and more guests, and it has now become one of the most famous places in the world to visit.
A new resort has opened nearby, The Cambria lodge, and although its a new resort, it is the perfect place to relax and soak up the atmosphere of the area.
Its not a lodge that’s going to be a permanent fixture of the landscape, but it is definitely worth visiting if you like the idea of visiting the area for some quiet and peaceful respite from the day.
Check out the rest of the Top 10 reasons why you should visit the Cambria area, and if you have any other thoughts on why you are going to the Cambryas lodge, leave a comment below!