visit keswick

  • View of Keswick & Derwentwater
  • Moot Hall Keswick
  • Derwentwater
  • Castlerigg Stone Circle by moonlight
  • Mountain Biking at Whinlatter

about 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 has Grizedale Pike, Skiddaw and Catbells.

There are walks to suit all abilities from the doorstep. The forest of Whinlatter is close by and ideal for walking, mountain biking and the high wire adventure GoApe.  Make a visit to the Pencil Museum, take a cruise on the lake and see the latest production at Theatre by the Lake. At certain times of the year you may also get a glimpse of the nesting Osprey from Dodd Wood.

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.

keswick hotels, b&bs and guesthouses

Bramblewood Cottage Guest House

VisitEngland 4 Star Guest HouseGuest House with 6 rooms, £35-£40 pppnb, Keswick

Welcoming guest house overlooking Fitz Park serving an extensive breakfast using locally sourced products with a Breakfast Award. Home from home, warm and welcoming. Recently refurbished to a high standard.

Cragside exterior

AA 4 Star Guest AccommodationGuest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £32-£40 pppnb, Keswick

This small and friendly guest house is located a short walk from the town centre and many of the rooms enjoy fine views of the surrounding fells. Bedrooms are well equipped and the breakfast room overlooks the small front garden.

Acorn House

VisitEngland 4 Star Guest HouseGuest House with 9 rooms, £37-£49 pppnb, Keswick

Detached Georgian house set in well-maintained gardens. Spacious rooms, all have been tastefully refurbished. Four poster beds available. Quietly situated, yet close to the town centre and lake. Real log fires.

Claremont House

AA 4 Star Guest AccommodationGuest Accommodation with 6 rooms, £29-£3900 pppnb, Keswick

Claremont House is a large detached period property set in grounds of an acre. There are 3 king, 1 family and 2 super king/twin bedded rooms all with private ensuite shower facilities. There is guest parking, cycle storage and free Wi-Fi.


VisitEngland 4 Star Self-cateringSelf-catering with 4 units, £190-£1200 pupw sleeps 2-8, Keswick

Stunning location near Keswick and Grasmere, magnificent views of Helvellyn and Blencathra, gardens and woodland to explore, delightful walking straight from your door, beautiful cottages for 2 - 8 people.

Gable Cottage

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-cateringSelf-catering with 1 unit, £380-£800 pupw sleeps 5, Keswick

Spacious and comfortable 3 bedroom house with fell views in quiet location close to Keswick town centre. Private parking and patio.Bed linen, power and Broadband / Wi-Fi included. Sorry no pets, brochure and website available.

Swinside Lodge Hotel

AA 2 Star Country House HotelCountry House Hotel with 7 rooms, £74-£123 pppnb, Keswick

Swinside Lodge Hotel is an exceptional North Lakes hotel with a 2AA Rosette restaurant within the Lake District, and ideally situated for exploring Derwentwater and the surrounding areas.


things to do

Whinlatter Forest Park & Visitor Centre


Whinlatter Forest Park is England's only true mountain forest. Rising to 790 metres above sea level Whinlatter offers spectacular views of the Lake District and into Scotland.

King Kong Climbing Centre


A brand new Climbing Centre in the heart of Keswick, with an indoor ice wall, childrens play area and cafe. We also run a range of indoor and outdoor adventure activities, to suit all abilities.

The Pencil Museum


Enter the museum through a replica of the Seathwaite mine, journey through the history of pencil making at the worlds longest pencil and finally relax in our coffee shop, while the kids follow the quiz trails.

Theatre by the Lake


Set on the shores of Derwentwater in Keswick, Theatre by the Lake is Cumbria's only year-round professional producing theatre. Hosting a wide range of visiting drama, music, dance, talks, comedy and film.

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