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Keswick & Lake District Links

Keswick and the Lake District

Located in the Northern Lake District, Keswick is only 18 miles away from the M6, but a world away from the ever increasing pace of the rat race. Here you can relax and enjoy the contrasting attractions of a lively holiday town and magnificent surrounding landscape, where even at the height of the season you can still find peace and tranquillity.

Situated on the Northern shores of Derwentwater, Keswick has many attractions – a famous theatre, museums and galleries, fascinating shops for browsing and buying, restaurants and cafes offering everything from chips to cordon bleu!

Water sports, golf, walking, mountain biking, climbing and pony trekking are just a few of the activities to enjoy in the natural beauty of Keswick’s surrounding countryside.

Within 8 miles there are five of the most beautiful Lakeland lakes – Derwentwater, Bassenthwaite, Thirlmere, Buttermere and Crummock Water. These are easily approached either by car or even the local buses.

For those who prefer a less energetic holiday there are regular cruise trips on Derwentwater, bus tours of the area, and there are many fine houses and gardens, with links such as Wordsworth and Southey …in other words, something for everyone, all year round!

For more information of various activities in and around Keswick see the LINKS below.

Local Links

Below are a selection of links to activities and events associated with Keswick and the Lake District:

Keswick Activities

Keswick Launch Company – Boat trips on Derwentwater

Keswick Golf Club – Stunning mountain course in Threlkeld

Watendlath Trout Fishing – No permits required for this weekly stocked tarn

Keswick Climbing Wall – Excellent facilities near town centre


Keswick History

Pencil Museum – The home of the modern pencil

Keswick Museum – Amazing collection of historical Keswick artefacts

Mirehouse Historic House – Historical house near Bassenthwaite Lake


Keswick Restaurants & Bars

Casabella Restaurant – Home cooked Italian food

The George – Keswick’s Oldest coaching inn

Getting around

Erics Taxis – Local taxi firm

Keswick Minibuses – Minibus tours around the Lake District



Temple Sports – Clothing, sports equipment, outdoor wear & boots

Rathbones of Keswick – Award winning outdoor shop

Sick and the Wrong – Extreme Sports shop


Other Lake District websites

Weddings in Lakeland – Popular online wedding directory for Cumbria and Lake District

Lake District Walks – Great collection of walks and photos from this wonderful area