visit keswick

  • View of Keswick & Derwentwater
  • 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.

 
 
 
Comb Beck

VisitEngland 3 to 4 Star Self-cateringSelf-catering with 1 unit, £475-£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.

 
 
 
Bleaberry Lodge

VisitEngland 3 to 4 Star Self-cateringSelf-catering with 1 unit, £495-£1075 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.

 
 
 
Fornside Farm Cottages

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-cateringSelf-catering with 4 units, £400-£850 pupw sleeps 4-6, Keswick

A 17thC working Lakeland sheep farm set in magnificent scenery. Beautifully converted from traditional stone barns, our cottages are spacious, comfortable and well equipped.

 
 
 
Cragside exterior

AA 4 Silver Star Guest AccommodationGuest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £35-£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.

 
 
 
Sweeneys Bar, Restaurant and Rooms

VisitEngland 4 Star Restaurant with RoomsRestaurant with Rooms with 4 rooms, £60-£110 pppnb, Keswick

 
 
 
Ravenstone Lodge

AA 3 Star Country House HotelCountry House Hotel with 9 rooms, £35-£150 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.

 
 

things to do

Honister Slate Mine

Keswick

The last working slate mine in England. Fully guided mine tours and Via Ferrata. Browse the visitor centre. Our Sky Hi cafe serves freshly prepared, locally sourced, paninis, and soups.

 
 
 
The Pencil Museum

Keswick

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.

 
 
 
Whinlatter Forest Park & Visitor Centre

Keswick

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.

 
 
 
Whinlatter Go Ape

Keswick

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.

 
 
 
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