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Keswick in the Lake District of England Attractions, Photos and Accommodation.

Keswick is a scenic market town in the Lake District of Cumbria in England, 17 miles west of the M6 at Penrith. Keswick is situated on the east side of Derwent Water (Derwentwater), a popular lake in the Lake District National Park, that attracts many tourists with popular tour boats, boat hire, and many types of water sports catered for around the lake. Tour Boats Website

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Attractions Hotels B&Bs
Self Catering Restaurants Hiking
Walking Climbing Golf
Fishing Camping Road Map

The area around the lake also attracts many walkers, hikers, and climbers with scenic paths, hills, and mountains. Area Attractions Click on Map

Overlooking Keswick on the northeast side is Skiddaw Mountain at 3,054 feet, fourth highest mountain in England. On the west side of Derwent Water is the very popular 1,479ft Catbells with great views over Keswick.

The car parks for the 2,848ft Blencathra are situated about 4 miles east. The 3,117ft Helvellyn car park is situated 7 miles southeast. The car park for the highest mountain in england, the 3,209ft Scafell Pike, is situated 9 miles south. All the car parks have bus stops with regular buses from Keswick. View the hiking page from the link above for photo tours of the hikes.

Derwent Island is the largest island on the lake with a large mansion house often referred to as Derwent Isle House, an 18th-century Italianate house. The house is now run by the National Trust, only open to the public for a few days each year.

Keswick Market Square is the centre of town, lined with hotels, restaurants, and cafe's. Keswick's market is held each Thursday and Saturday. The main building in the square is the Moot Hall with its famous one handed clock. The building now houses the Keswick Tourist Information Centre.

Hope Park is situated between the town centre and the lake. The Park was opened as a golf course on the 27th May 1927 by Mr J H Taylor, the British Golf Champion at that time. The park now contains a 9 hole pitch and put course, 18 hole obstacle course, 18 hole putting course, scenic walks, and seating areas.

Fitz Park is situated at the eastern side of Keswick with a tree-lined section for lawn tennis and bowls. The other more open section, contains a cricket club, kids play area, and multi-function courts for tennis, football, and basketball.

Keswick has 7 hotels, many hotels in the country around the town, and a vast number of B&Bs, Guest Houses, and Self Catering properties. The Keswick Country House hotel is a landmark building, sitting above Fitz Park with views over the town.

View a Click On Map for the Lake District with attractions, golf courses, historic houses, castles, and mountains with photo tours.


Market Square
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Keswick Launch
Keswick Launch Boat Trips

Derwent Water
Derwent Water at Keswick

Derwent Island
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Hope Park
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Fitz Park
Fitz Park Tennis/Bowling

Fitz Park
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St John's Church
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