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

Cragside exterior

AA 4 Star Guest AccommodationGuest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £28-£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.

 
 
 
Ravenstone Lodge

VisitEngland 3 Star Country House HotelCountry House Hotel with 9 rooms, £10-£250 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.

 
 
 
Ash Tree House

VisitEngland 4 Star Bed & BreakfastBed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £28-£38 pppnb, Keswick

Ash Tree House is a traditional detached Lakeland stone house, built in 1851. It has en suite rooms and is close to the ancient Castlerigg Stone Circle and all the amenities of the town centre.

 
 
 
Swinside Lodge Hotel

AA 2 Star Country House HotelCountry House Hotel with 7 rooms, £74-£119 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.

 
 
 
Borrowdale Gates Hotel

VisitEngland 4 Star Country House HotelCountry House Hotel with 25 rooms, £63-£105 pppnb, Keswick

Our country house hotel is the best-kept secret in the Borrowdale Valley, with log fires, wonderful Lakeland-inspired cooking and warm, comfortable bedrooms updated in classic, modern style - a real home-from-home.

 
 
 
Bramblewood Cottage Guest House

VisitEngland 4 Star Guest HouseGuest House with 6 rooms, £35-£39 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.

 
 
 
Nice Outside

VisitEngland 5 Star Bed & BreakfastBed & Breakfast with 11 rooms, £44-£70 pppnb, Keswick

The Grange Country House is set in its own grounds overlooking Keswick-on-Derwentwater and the surrounding fells. An elegant Lakeland house built in the 1840s The Grange is proudly owned by Mark and Sally Huit.

 
 

things to do

Chase Adventure

Keswick

Activities based around Keswick. Rock climbing and abseiling in Borrowdale. Ghyll scrambling at Newlands Valley and canoeing on Derwentwater.

 
 
 
Cumberland 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.

 
 
 
King Kong Climbing Centre

Keswick

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.

 
 
 
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