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Derwentwater, Skiddaw and Keswick


The old market town of Keswick, situated in the Northern area of the Lake District National Park, is nestled between Derwentwater and Skiddaw the sixth highest mountain in England. The whole town is surrounded by a spectacular mountain skyline, magnificent fell scenery plus stunning views along the Borrowdale valley towards Seatoller with Scaffell pike just visible in the far distance. Keswick could not be better positioned as within a few minutes stroll of the beautiful shores of Derwentwater lake and its  picturesque vistas that leave little doubt as to why UNESCO added The Lake District to their list of  World Heritage Sites.Sailboard on Derwentwater There are walks galore to suit all abilities in every direction and many of the famous Wainwright's can be started direct from the town centre or after a short bus or taxi ride. Every Tuesday and Saturday there is a market in the town centre plus additional seasonal events are held throughout the year with the annual Christmas Victorian Fayre a particular favourite as are the Jazz Festival, Mountain Festival and annual Beer Festival.

Keswick is often referred to as the “Outdoor Adventure Capital of the UK” and it is easy to see why. There are some fantastic attractions in and around the town that will undoubtedly capture the imagination of many visitors both young and old. With extensive walks, boating or kayaking, climbing (outdoor or indoor including an ice climbing wall) cycling, photography, wildlife trails as well as parks, crazy golf, bowls, tennis, leisure pool and cinema there is certainly no shortage of activities. There are comprehensive cycle paths, both on and off road, with some awesome tracks through Winlatter Forest as well as Go Ape in the trees plus Via Ferreta, Infiniti Bridge and mines tours up at Honistor. If you lack the confidence to go it alone there are numerous outdoor pursuit organisations that are more than willing to take you on endless exciting activities.

For visitors who prefer something a little less energetic fortunately there are also a good selection of shops as well as plenty of  bars, bistro’s, restaurants and cafes where a slower pace of life can be viewed over a leisurely meal and drink. A short stroll away there is also the ever popular Theatre by the Lake with a varied programme of performances throughout the year. If considering a show please take advantage of our Discount Code which will be included in our reservation confirmation email or enquire on arrival.

Windermere, Ambleside, Coniston and Hawkshead are only a short drive or bus ride away and further to the North there is Hadrian’s wall, Carlisle and the Scottish borders. The coast is not too far either with access to quiet beaches such as St Bees or Allonby which are popular alternatives to the hustle and bustle of town life or the local mountainous scenery.

Contact Details

Heather & Steve
Pitcairn House, 7 Blencathra Street, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 4HW

Telephone: 017687 72453