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Bothel is a small village in Cumbria, England, historically within Cumberland. The village has a public house, and a primary school.
It is situated just off the main A595 road, 18 miles (29 km) from Carlisle, from Keswick and 7 miles (11 km) from Cockermouth.
The village is just outside the boundary of the Lake District National Park. The A591 road terminates just outside the village, linking Bothel to Bassenthwaite Lake and Keswick.
The village is in the parliamentary constituency of Workington, Sue Hayman is the Member of parliament.
For Local Government purposes it is in the Aspatria Ward of Allerdale Borough Council and the Bothel and Wharrels Ward of Cumbria County Council.
The village also has its own Parish Council jointly with nearby Threapland; Bothel & Threapland Parish Council.