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About Keswick

About Keswick

Keswick, also known as the adventure capital of the UK, is a town in Cumbria just north of Derwentwater in the Lake District region. Famous for its renowned Lake Poets, it serves as a centre for Cumbria's northern lakes area. As a result of Keswick's natural beauty, the town has become a centre for not only tourism, but also film. Parts of the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens were filmed in Derwentwater, while movie buffs gather for the annual Keswick Film Festival. You can learn more about Keswick's storied heritage at its many museums and old mining sites.

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What to see in Keswick

One must-visit place on your trip to Keswick is the famed Castlerigg, home to one of Britain's oldest stone circles. Castlerigg is approximately a quick 3-minute drive east from Keswick. These Bronze Age boulder arrangements are beautifully arranged in a natural amphitheatre setting amidst the surrounding hills. The best hours to visit are during the morning hours and sunset.

Visit the village of Buttermere, located on the scenic lake bearing the same name. Buttermere's setting among various lakes and high country plateaus has been the inspiration for various poems and novels. The best viewpoint to take this scene in is from the top of Rannerdale Knotts, near Crummock Water. For another lakeside perspective, the Derwent Island House is a historic dwelling located on a wooded isle in the centre of Derwentwater. This private house is only open five days per year, so check with the National Trust website for availability.

For some outdoor fun with the family, an approximately 10-minute drive from your Keswick hotel takes you to Lake District Wildlife Park. You'll have a fun experience with over 100 different species of wild and domestic animals at this conservation reserve. There are also both outdoor and indoor animal-themed play areas where your children can keep the fun going, and a cafe and picnic area.

Where to stay in Keswick

A good first choice to find accommodation in Keswick is near its town centre. With Keswick's reputation as a tourism centre, there's a relaxed yet lively atmosphere with theatres, galleries, and museums. Main Street has a number of very good hotels with quality service and amenities. You can also book a hotel at Vicarage Hill, where you'll enjoy great views while taking your breakfast.

Enjoy accommodation at historic hotels in the greater Lake District area, with some hotels even being located lakeside. Towns such as Bowness-on-Windermere and Grasmere have historic accommodations, many of which include perks such as spa facilities. If you prefer self-catering arrangements consider one of the many cottages available in the area. There’s a wide range of cottages to choose from, with a variety of sizes and amenities no matter your needs or the size of your group.