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Keswick

It's central location makes Keswick the perfect place to stay when planning to explore the Lake District. The town is surrounded famous Lakeland hills such as Grizedale Pike, Skiddaw and Catbells. Not forgetting the great choice of accommodation from hotels and family run b&b's to self catering cottages and campsites. Combined with it's historic roots, Keswick is an ideal place to spend your holiday.

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Bramblewood Cottage Guest House breakfast room

Bramblewood Cottage Guest House

Guest House with 6 rooms, £35-£42 pppnb

Hillcrest22 Guest House

Hillcrest22 Guest House

Guest Accommodation with 8 rooms, £0-£105 prpn

Sweeneys Bar, Restaurant and Rooms

18/20 Cellar Bar, Dining & Rooms

Restaurant with Rooms with 4 rooms, £60-£140 pppnb

Claremont House

Claremont House

Guest Accommodation with 6 rooms, £30-£43 pppnb

Superior Room 4

Laurel Bank

Guest House with 5 rooms, £34-£42 pppnb

Acorn House bedroom

Acorn House

Guest House with 9 rooms, £39-£50 pppnb

The Grange Country House bedroom

The Grange Country House

Bed & Breakfast with 10 rooms, £55-£67 pppnb

Cragside exterior

Cragside

Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £70-£80 prpnb

Room 4

Shemara Guest House

Guest House with 7 rooms, £37-£50 pppnb

Ash Tree House

Ash Tree House

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £28-£38 pppnb

Shepherds Hut

Lanefoot Farm Pods & Shepherds Hut

Alternative Accommodation with 4 units, £37-£49 pupn sleeps 1-4

Fornside Farm Cottages

Fornside Farm Cottages

Self-catering with 4 units, £420-£850 pupw sleeps 4-6

Brackenrigg

Brackenrigg

Self-catering with 4 units, £320-£2500 pupw sleeps 1-12

Gable Cottage

Gable Cottage

Self-catering with 1 unit, £380-£825 pupw sleeps 1-5

Greystoke House

Greystoke House

Bed & Breakfast with 6 rooms, £35-£70 prpnb

Lanefoot Farm Campsite

Lanefoot Farm Campsite

Touring & Camping Park with 42 pitches, £18-£26 ptpn

Views from the Balcony

The Views, Keswick

Self-catering with 2 units, £260-£630 pupw sleeps 1-2

Apartment 7, Harney Peak

Apartment 7, Harney Peak

Self-catering with 1 unit, £330-£525 pupw sleeps 2

Lanefoot Loft

Lanefoot Loft

Self-catering with 1 unit, £60-£75 pupn sleeps 1-2

Comb Beck, Thornthwaite. Keswick

Comb Beck

Self-catering with 1 unit, £475-£650 pupw sleeps 1-4

Bleaberry Lodge

Bleaberry Lodge

Self-catering with 1 unit, £495-£1075 pupw sleeps 1-6

Badgers Wood

Badgers Wood

Guest House with 6 rooms, £43-£83 prpnb

Burnside B&B

Burnside B&B

Bed & Breakfast with 4 rooms, £32-£42 pppnb

Borrowdale Gates Hotel

Borrowdale Gates Hotel

Country House Hotel with 25 rooms, £65-£107 pppnb

Things to do

What's on

Ann C. Haslam: Framed Textiles

Tue 6 Sep - Mon 24 Oct 2016

Keswick

 
 
 
 
 
 
Elektra

Mon 26 Sep 2016

Keswick

 
 

Surrounding Area

Borrowdale Valley
Blencathra
Castlerigg Stone circle
Latrigg

Culture and Heritage

Castlerigg Stone circle
Sign
Very little is known about the early history of Keswick. St Kentigern is known to have preached at Crosthwaite (to the east of the town centre) in AD 556. A Norman church was built on the spot in 1181, followed by a small settlement.

The church apparently attracted unofficial markets following church services. This caused much contention until a market charter was granted in 1276 to a small cheese dairy not far away on the banks of the river Greta. This was the start of Keswick, whose name translates as ‘cheese farm'.

As Keswick grew in size, the original settlement at Crosthwaite declined, leaving the church isolated.

Prosperity came to Keswick in the 16th century with the extraction of minerals from the surrounding fells. With no local mining expertise, skilled German miners were drafted in to work the copper and lead mines in the Newlands Valley, and a large smelting plant was established at Brigham (where the A66 road bridge crosses the river Greta).

The later discovery of wadd (graphite) at Seathwaite in Borrowdale gave rise to around 14 pencil manufacturing businesses in the area, one of which - the Cumberland Pencil Company - was operational in Keswick up to 2007.
Catbells, Keswick

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