Keswick Adventures Blog

News and information about our activities and the local area

Keswick Adventures Blog

News and information about our activities and the local area

About Keswick

We may be biased, but we think Keswick is the most wonderful place in the world. And sat inside the stunning Lake District National Park, who could deny its appeal?

Not only is the pretty town surrounded by stunning mountain scenery - under the protection of famous fells like Skiddaw and Blencathra - it’s right next to the lake...

About Keswick

We may be biased, but we think Keswick is the most wonderful place in the world. And sat inside the stunning Lake District National Park, who could deny its appeal?

Not only is the pretty town surrounded by stunning mountain scenery - under the protection of famous fells like Skiddaw and Blencathra - it’s right next to the lake of Derwentwater, and offers a huge amount of things to do. From cultural delights, to a laid-back nightlife, to outdoor activities galore, there really is something for everyone.

There have been signs of human habitation in Keswick since Neolithic times, and its popular market has been running since 1276. It has seen booms in industry and tourism throughout the years and its everlasting appeal has inspired poets, authors and artists. The town now, along with the surrounding countryside and villages, continues to welcome all sorts of people to its mountains, waters, and attractions.

Find out more about Keswick with our FAQ.

About the Lake District

The Lake District is not only a national park, it has been named as a World Heritage Site and has a prominent status amongst the protected areas of the world. Recognisable for its soaring mountains, deep crystal lakes, and rolling countryside, the landscape attracts millions of visitors every year. Many come to hike and admire the scenery, but there are also plenty of other options to draw you in. Explore cultural heritage at stately homes and museums; ponder the mysteries of the ancients at the stone circles and other monuments; experience a bucket-full of adrenaline with an outdoor adventure; or tickle your tastebuds with the local food and drink.

Whatever you do, you’re bound to find a reason or two to love the Lake District as much as we do.

What to Do in the Lake District

With so many options, it can be hard to know where to start. Take some advice from us locals and read our guides to all the things you can see, do, eat and drink in the Lake District!

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Eating and Drinking in Keswick, Things to Do in Keswick

Guide to Derwentwater in the Lake District

Derwentwater is one of the Lake District's most famous and best loved lakes thanks to its ease of access, position close to the town of Keswick, spectacular views, and activities available. It's also the lake where many of our outdoor adventure activities take place, so we're in, on and around it on an almost daily basis! So here's our guide to our...

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9 Exciting Things to Do in Keswick This Half Term

Another half term is nearly upon us and, if you’re a family with children, teacher or school worker, you might be taking advantage of the school holid...

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The Best Places to Get Pizza in Keswick

After an exhilarating day tackling one of our outdoor adventure activities, you’re bound to have worked up a sweat as well as an appetite. If you’re f...

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All About Keswick: Your FAQs Answered

  Keswick is one of the top destinations in the Lake District. If you’re planning a holiday to the national park, then chances are you’re considering ...

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Romantic Days out for Couples in Keswick

If you’re enjoying a romantic trip to Keswick or the Lake District, then you’ll want to plan some fun activities for you and your other half! We’ve pu...

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The best burgers in Keswick

We love to sink our teeth into a stacked burger after a long day of outdoor adventure activities in the Lake District. Sitting down with friends and f...

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Short Walks in Keswick

Although the Lake District is an amazing place for long hikes, sometimes you just want a gentle stroll to stretch your legs, or a short walk to fill i...

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19 Amazing Things to do in Keswick

Keswick in the Lake District is fantastic, there's no question about it! This gorgeous market town sits on the edge of Derwentwater lake, is surrounded by mountains, and has an incredible amount of things to do both in town and nearby. From wonderful attractions like the scenery and local museums, to fun activities such as axe throwing and kay...

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The Best Live Music in Keswick

After we've had a great day on the water we love to head into Keswick to grab a pint at one of the amazing pubs or to sit back and enjoy some live music. During the summer especially, there are lots of brilliant local acts in the pubs, bars and venues across this Lake District town, so you'll be spoiled for choice. Book your adventure and then brow...

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10 Amazing Restaurants in Keswick

Keswick has some incredible restaurants showcasing food from all around the world. From the best burgers to top Thai, there's something to suit everyone. All these restaurants are popular, so remember to book ahead (where possible) to avoid disappointment.  If you're planning a feast after one of our outdoor adventures, we recommend giving you...

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14 Activities in the Lake District you Have to Try

While Keswick is our favourite place in the national park, there are so many things to do in the Lake District that we highly recommend travelling slightly further afield and exploring. Each town, valley and mountain range has something different to offer and there really is something for everyone. Here are just some of the activities you can so in...

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11 of the Best Walks In and Around Keswick

Walking in and around Keswick is a real pleasure thanks to the beautiful scenery, range of options, and easy access. It can be just a few minutes by foot, car, boat or bus until you're at the base of a mountain or along the side of a lake. We've spent many years walking around Keswick, so we're confident we can share the best walks with you! Try th...

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Easy Family Friendly Walks Around Keswick

If, like us, you're a big fan of the outdoors, then you'll no doubt want to get out on one of the many walks around Keswick. And, if you've got children with you, what better way could there be of getting them some fresh air than a mini hike? They can explore woodland, scramble up mountains and even splash in the water! Here's our pick of the best ...

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Dog Friendly Keswick: Things to Do in Keswick with your Dog

Keswick is a dog-friendly town. You'll see many a pooch as you wander around: big dogs, small dogs, old dogs, young dogs… Water stations are set out a number of shops so your pup can refresh themselves, and lots of pubs, cafés and restaurants are pet-friendly too. And if you want to give your dog a rest while you try something different, then ...

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What to Do in Keswick in Winter

If you're in Keswick, chances are you love being in the great outdoors. But sometimes it's just a bit too cold, wet or wintery and you'd like nothing better than to enjoy some indoor activities. Fortunately, Keswick being the hub that it is, there are plenty of activities that you can do in winter, and they're all right here on your doorstep. Here'...

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Things to do in Keswick at Night

Friends, families, couples and solo travellers looking for a relaxed evening out in Keswick will find plenty to do. And while the town isn't the wild night out that some people might be after, an evening in Keswick will be one that's well spent. Before you head off for your night in the town though, enjoy a day out with one of our outdoor activitie...

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Plan your visit to Keswick

So you're thinking about visiting the Lake District and staying in Keswick? Great choice! We love it here and wouldn't be anywhere else. We enjoy showing off our home town, too, so we've got plenty of guides to help you plan your trip. Whether you're here for stag do or hen do, having a family break, celebrating a special occasion, or just on a sol...

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Indoor activities in Keswick when it rains

Whether drizzling or pouring, despite the beauty of the landscape, sometimes you want to stay inside when it's wet. But if you're on holiday in Keswick, you don't want to waste your time gazing out of the window of your accommodation - you'll probably want to find something to do that involves a roof over your head. Fortunately, even though Keswick...

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The Best 10 Pubs in Keswick

After a day of outdoor adventures in the Lake District, what could be better than heading to a local pub, ordering some food and drink, and sitting back to discuss your day with your mates or family?  Fortunately, Keswick has plenty of pubs to choose from. From the small and friendly, to the large and buzzing, there will always be something to...

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