Things to do in Keswick & Surrounding areas

Keswick is a pretty market town situated on the shores of Derwentwater and surrounded by the glorious Lakeland fells (mountains) such as Skiddaw and Catbells.

Derwentwater is also known as The Queen of the Lakes (fifteen minute walk from the holiday house). This is where you can have fun on the water. A variety of sailing crafts can be hired from one of the marinas dotted around the lake shore, you too can have a Swallows and Amazon adventure. A must is a trip on the Keswick launch, a boat trip around the lake takes around fifty minutes but you can hop off and explore some lovely walks, paddle, fish and play and have picnic on the pretty lake shore. Walking the lake is a really delightful way to explore the Lake and in total is around a nine miles. But if your legs get tired you can always hop on the Launch and head back to Keswick for a well earned rest.

Keswick has so much to offer the visitor. The town centre has a superb mix of both local and National retailers, from the more traditional, quirky gift shops to the large independent outdoor shops, you will find you are spoilt for choice. Grab a bargain at the local market which takes place in the historical town centre every Thursday and Saturday.

We have a wonderful selection of eating and drinking places, from your traditional Lakeland pub to an upmarket restaurant. Come along and try our sticky toffee pudding, local cheeses and the famous Cumberland Sausage. Did we mention our excellent choice of locally brewed beers, the local ales and beers are very good and taste even better after a day on the fells!

The town offers something for all ages. For children, we have the most fantastic outside play park, its called Fitz Park and is only a ten minute walk from the house and its all free.

Also just next to the park is the Keswick Leisure pool, here you can lots of fun in the waves  and on the giant slide. Remember to pack your swimming costumes and towels.

The keswick Museum Art Gallery is located overlooking the park and as some very interesting insights into the towns history, well worth a visit. A lovely coffee shop is located here too.

The Keswick Pencil museum is a must and here you can see the longest pencil in the world! Also another unique museum is the Puzzling Place with its mirror tricks and mind boggling puzzles.

The town also boasts a cinema and the wonderful Theatre by the Lake, we highly recommended seeing a play here.

Keswick is just the beginning of your  holiday. There is so much to explore and do in the area. So come along and discover this wonderful County for yourselves while staying in our delightful holiday house.

Links to popular attractions in and around Keswick

Keswick Tourist Information Centre – Complete information about walks trips and interesting facts about keswick

Visit Keswick – The official visitor website for Keswick

Fitz Park – Stunning public park and outdoor childrens play area

Keswick Launch Company – Boat trips on Derwentwater, rowing boats, launches and self drive motor boats

Go Lakes – Official website for the Lake District

Whinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre – Outdoor activity centre, including Go Ape, Mountain Biking and adventure trails.

Keswick Spa Leisure Pool – Family friendly swimming pool, includes slide and wave machine

Theatre by the Lake – Famous theatre showing various performances during the year

Pencil Museum – The home of the modern pencil and displaying the World’s largest pencil!

The Alhambra Cinema – Traditional style cinema in Keswick town centre.

Keswick Climbing Wall – Well designed indoor climbing wall near Naddle, just outside of Keswick

Lake District Weather – Links to the Lake District Weather Line website

Mirehouse & Gardens – Historical house and superb gardens near Bassenthwaite Lake. Lovely walks and trails