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-£38 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.

 
 
 
Borrowdale Gates Hotel

VisitEngland 4 Star Country House HotelCountry House Hotel with 25 rooms, £73-£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.

 
 
 
Shepherds Hut

VisitEngland  Alternative AccommodationAlternative Accommodation with 4 units, £35-£47 pupn sleeps 2-4, Keswick

The camping Pods and The Shepherds' Hut at Lanefoot Farm Campsite present a glamping alternative to camping. Affordable accommodation already set up on site. Just bring everything you usually bring to camp, but leave the tent behind!

 
 
 
The Kings Head Hotel

VisitEngland 4 Star InnInn with 17 rooms, £30-£80 pppnb, Keswick

 
 
 
Swinside Lodge Hotel

AA 2 Star Country House HotelCountry House Hotel with 7 rooms, £74-£124 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.

10% off midweek bookings in September
 
 
 
Comb Beck

VisitEngland 3 Star Self-cateringSelf-catering with 1 unit, £395-£595 pupw sleeps 4, Keswick

Cosy Lakeland stone cottage, with central heating throughout. Wood-burning stove in lounge. Garden with beck. Views of Skiddaw and Whinlatter Forest. Ideal walking/cycling base. Direct access to forest and fells. Owner maintained.

 
 
 
Bleaberry Lodge

VisitEngland 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.

 
 

things to do

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.

 
 
 
Keswick Adventure Centre

Keswick

Keswick Adventure provide all manner of adventure activities in the outdoors catering for individuals, families, groups, businesses and school groups. Our activities include ghyll scrambling, rock climbing and abseiling and canoeing.

 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
Keswick Canoe & Bushcraft

Keswick

Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft is based in the heart of the Lake District National Park in the bustling town of Keswick. We are specialist providers of canoe tours, bush craft and wilderness skills, river trips and canoe expeditions.

 
 
 
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