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

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.

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.

Nice Outside

VisitEngland 5 Star Bed & BreakfastBed & Breakfast with 11 rooms, £48-£72 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.

The Kings Head

VisitEngland 4 Star InnInn with 17 rooms, £75-£210 pppnb, Keswick

Hillcrest22 Guest House

Quality Cumbria AssessedGuest Accommodation with 8 rooms, £39-£50 pppnb, Keswick

Quiet location with stunning panoramic views across Derwentwater to Borrowdale. Newly renovated to a high standard. Elevated garden with outdoor seating. Open plan guest living/dining area with log fire. Home baking. All diets catered for.

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.

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.


things to do

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.

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.

Mobile Adventures


The Lake District contains some of the finest mountains, lakes and climbing crags in Britain. these provide a playground for wonderful outdoor experiences.

Honister Slate Mine


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.

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