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Keswick

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Keswick showing markets and street scenes as well as a large group of people

Peruse quaint shops and cafés, learn about the Lake Poets and rent a boat in this quaint market town.

Amid mountains and a lake, Keswick is a popular village in the Lake District. Browse the 700-year-old market and learn about the commune’s association with poets Samuel Coleridge and Robert Southey.

Experience the region’s creative scene at the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery. Its collections tell the story of the village’s social and industrial progression. Browse through galleries showcasing works by local artists and writers. Learn about the area’s history via exhibits of pre-historic tools, Roman ceramics and medieval relics.

See a 26-foot-long (8-meter) colored pencil at the Cumberland Pencil Museum. It is the former site of a large pencil manufacturing industry and has exhibits including gadget pencils from World War II. Participate in a workshop to draw with fine art pencils.

See the ornate interior and large organ of the medieval Crosthwaite Church. Look for the memorial to poet Robert Southey. Twelve consecration crosses are hung inside and outside the church.

Walk east for 1.6 mile (2.6 kilometers) from the village center to find the Castlerigg Stone Circle. The ceremonial site dating back to 3,000 B.C. is from the Neolithic period. Snap photos of the stones with a dramatic mountain backdrop.

Aside from cultural highlights, the village is a common base for exploring spectacular terrain. Prepare for your ascent of Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain. Start climbing from Borrowdale for the most scenic route.

Between the mountain and Keswick lies the vast lake of Derwent Water. Enjoy views of the woodland surrounding the lake and the islands that decorate it. Rent a boat from the small marina near Keswick for an adventure on the water.

The village is north of Derwent Water in the northern section of the Lake District National Park. Take a bus or drive northwest for 30 miles (48 kilometers) from Windermere to reach the village. London is a bit more than 300 miles (500 kilometers) south.

Relish the diverse scenery and historic sites in Keswick, where natural beauty inspired some of England’s greatest poetry.

Castle Inn Hotel, BW Signature Collection by Best Western
Castle Inn Hotel, BW Signature Collection by Best Western
4 out of 5
Bassenthwaite, Keswick, England
The price is ¥13,980 per night from Aug 26 to Aug 26
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Castle Inn Hotel, BW Signature Collection by Best Western
Keswick Country House Hotel
Keswick Country House Hotel
3 out of 5
Station Road Keswick On Derwentwater, Keswick, England
Situated in a national park, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Keswick Museum and Art Gallery and Derwentwater. Hope Park and Cumberland Pencil Museum ...
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Keswick Country House Hotel
The Grange Country House
The Grange Country House
5 out of 5
MANOR BROW, Ambleside Road, Keswick, England
Situated in a rural location, this luxury guesthouse is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Derwentwater and within 12 mi (20 km) of Lodore Falls and Lake District National ...
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The Grange Country House
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Imperial Court Suites
Imperial Court Suites
4 out of 5
81-83 Inverness Terrace, London, England
The price is ¥8,388 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
Located in London City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Queensway and Kensington Gardens. Kensington Palace and Hyde Park are also ...
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CitySuites Aparthotel
CitySuites Aparthotel
5 out of 5
16 Chapel Street, Manchester, England
The price is ¥17,075 per night from Aug 26 to Aug 26
Located in Manchester City Centre, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Manchester Cathedral, Printworks, and National Football Museum. Exchange ...
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Citadines Barbican London
Citadines Barbican London
4 out of 5
7-21 Goswell Road, London, England
The price is ¥12,961 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Financial District, Museum of London, and Barbican Arts Centre. St. ...
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Citadines Barbican London
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