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KeswickUnited Kingdom

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.

Top Hotels in Keswick

Keswick Country House Hotel
Keswick Country House Hotel
3 out of 5
Station Road Keswick On Derwentwater, Keswick, England
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Situated in a national park, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Keswick Museum and Art Gallery and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Derwent Water. Hope Park and Cumberland ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (462 reviews)

"We have come back to Keswick Country House Hotel a few times now and we have never been disappointed by the facilities. The staff are very pleasant and keen to make your stay comfortable. Even with the Covid restriction, there was plenty of space in the restaurant at breakfast and dinner time. Dinner ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2020

Keswick Country House Hotel
The Borrowdale Hotel
The Borrowdale Hotel
4 out of 5
Borrowdale, Keswick, England
The price is ¥19,292 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 23

Situated in a national park, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Lodore Falls and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Derwent Water. Bowder Stone is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) away.

4.1/5Very Good! (55 reviews)
Nice 2 night stay

"excelent location just north of Keswick. Good size room. Lovely outside area, conservatory. Friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

The Borrowdale Hotel
The King's Head Inn
The King's Head Inn
3.5 out of 5
Thirlspot, Thirlmere, Keswick, England
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Situated in Keswick, this inn is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Thirlmere and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Hellvellyn. Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum and Keswick Museum and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (181 reviews)

"Had a great stay here . Staff were always friendly, but took the current COVID situation seriously. Felt safe but still welcome . Will be back"…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

The King's Head Inn
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Vacation Rentals in Keswick

Derwent Manor Apartments
Derwent Manor Apartments
3 out of 5
Derwent Manor Apartments, Keswick, England

Situated in Keswick, this aparthotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Crosthwaite Church and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Derwent Water. Cumberland Pencil Museum and Theatre By ...

4/5Very Good! (5 reviews)
Great apartment for a couple of days

"Really nice apartment for a couple of days, great access to walks in the lake district. Could do with a bit of modernisation. Very close to the Lakes Distillery which is worth a visit"…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2016

Derwent Manor Apartments
Carlton 2
Carlton 2
3.5 out of 5
6 Southey Street, Keswick, England

Situated in Keswick, this eco-friendly aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Keswick Museum and Art Gallery and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Derwent Water. Hope Park and ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Finished to a very high standard with every need that I had catered for. Very good location only minutes from the town centre with good pubs and restaurants. Highly recommended."…"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Carlton 2
Brigham Farm Apartments
Brigham Farm Apartments
3 out of 5
Low Brigham, Keswick, England

Situated in Keswick, this apartment building is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Keswick Museum and Art Gallery and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Derwent Water. Hope Park and Cumberland ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Lovely week away walking in the Lake District

"Perfect location for exploring the Lake District around Keswick. The apartment had everything we needed for a very enjoyable stay."…"

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2020

Brigham Farm Apartments
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