to do whilst staying at our
There are a plethora of things to do and places to go and visit when you are here in Keswick. Some are close by (indeed many are possible without the need to jump in the car), some are further afield. Some are for dry days and some for the wet weather days we occasionally get here.
Whatever the weather and whatever you decide to do you will almost certainly want to come back. It's that kind of place.
Keswick Attractions in and around town :
Theatre by the Lake - Keswick's own award winning Theatre
Alhambra Cinema - Top Films and a quality traditional Cinema in Keswick
Keswick Launch Company - Lake cruises on Derwentwater, rowing boats and self drive motor boat hire.
Keswick Climbing Wall - Indoor climbing and outdoor activities
Keswick Mountain Bikes - Buy and hire mountain bikes in the Northern Lakes.
The Cumberland Pencil Museum - The famous Keswick pencil museum
The Puzzling Place - Where seeing is not always, believing
The Square Orange - A really good cafe / bar that is so much better now that it is non smoking. Really good for reading the Sunday papers over a coffee. They also do Pizzas, paninis and Tapas.
Visits and attractions slightly further afield :
Castlerigg Stone Circle - A pleasant walk out of town gets you to this fascinating place
Honister Slate Mine - Via Ferrata, Underground Mine Tours and learn how slate is mined
Rheged & National
Mountaineering Exhibition - Europe's biggest grass covered building!
Keswick Golf Club - A round of golf at one of the UK's most beautiful courses
Osprey Watch - Keep in touch with the nesting Ospreys at Bassenthwaite
Keswick festivals :
Keswick Mountain Festival - Activity based Festival held each May. Films, Lectures, seminars, walks, scrambles, demonstrations and activities for all outdoor enthusiasts.
Keswick Beer Festival - Book early as it is popular. Annual beer festival in June
Keswick Film Festival - A fantastic programme of film from around the world.
Words By The Water - Keswick's literature Festival based at The Theatre by the Lake
Keswick Jazz Festival - Famous festival attracting visitors from around the world
Keswick Convention - Keswick's Christian Convention now in its 125th year
Places of interest further afield :
Dove Cottage -
home at Grasmere
Rydal Mount & Gardens - near Ambleside
Holker Hall -
Gardens & Lakeland Motor
Museum, plus the Campbell
Hill Top - Former home of Beatrix Potter near Sawrey
The World of Beatrix Potter - Gallery at Bowness
Abbot Hall -
One of Britain’s finest
Mirehouse - stately house and lovely gardens
Muncaster Castle - Castle, Gardens, Owl sanctuary and Maze.
Other sites of interest :
The Wainwright Society - In honour of Master Fellwalker Alfred Wainwright