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

Ravenstone Lodge

VisitEngland 3 Star Country House HotelCountry House Hotel with 9 rooms, £35-£500 pppnb, Keswick

The Lodge a Victorian building, originally a stable circa 1861, is situated at the foot of Skiddaw in its own 5 acres of spectacular Lake District countryside with splendid views towards Bassenthwaite Lake and the north western fells.

Lairbeck Hotel

VisitEngland 3 Star Metro HotelMetro Hotel with 14 rooms, £118-£160 prpnb, Keswick

Lairbeck Hotel is ideally situated in a quiet, secluded location only 10-minutes walk into Keswick. Set in an acre of attractive, well-maintained gardens, with spacious parking, Lairbeck enjoys magnificent views of Skiddaw & Causey Pike.

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.

Views from The Views

Quality Cumbria AssessedSelf-catering with 2 units, £190-£545 pupw sleeps 2, Keswick

The Views - Holiday Cottages in the Sky. Contemporary town centre apartments with some of the best views in the Lake District - Guaranteed. Located just off Keswick market square with parking. Short Breaks Available.

2 night short breaks available from £195

VisitEngland 3 Star Self-cateringSelf-catering with 1 unit, £200-£650 pupw sleeps 4, Keswick

Two bedroom Lakeland cottage. Peaceful setting. Superb views of Skiddaw and Whinlatter Forest. Balcony over garden and beck. Wood-burning stove in the lounge. Excellent walking and cycling from the door. Owner maintained.

Lane Foot Loft

VisitEngland 3 Star Self-cateringSelf-catering with 1 unit, £55-£70 pupn sleeps 2, Keswick

Lanefoot Loft is a studio apartment located next to the 16thC farmhouse at Lanefoot Farm. It is an excellent base for touring the northern Lake District.

Bleaberry Lodge

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-cateringSelf-catering with 1 unit, £495-£1100 pupw sleeps 6, Keswick

Detached cottage with stunning views. Nestled into the lower slopes of Whinlatter Forest. AGA in the kitchen. Wood-burning stove in the lounge. Peace and privacy, with 2 acres of grass and woodland to explore.


things to do

Whinlatter Go Ape


Take to the trees and tackle an exhilarating course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and zip slides high above the forest floor. Go Ape is a great experience to share with friends and family, providing lots of thrills and laughs.

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.

Keswick Brewing Company


A small family-run brewery set up with quality and environmental issues at it's heart. Brewery tours and shop available.

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.

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