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

As one of the most popular destinations in the Lake District, you can be sure that there are plenty of things to do in Keswick. Whatever’s up your street, there’s bound to be something for you to enjoy.

Things to do Outside in Keswick

Of course, as you’d expect, we’re big fans of everything outdoors and everything adventurous. Fortunately,...

As one of the most popular destinations in the Lake District, you can be sure that there are plenty of things to do in Keswick. Whatever’s up your street, there’s bound to be something for you to enjoy.

Things to do Outside in Keswick

Of course, as you’d expect, we’re big fans of everything outdoors and everything adventurous. Fortunately, Keswick is the best place for that. Surrounded by towering mountains, on the shores of a glittering lake, and close to impressive valleys, you’re never short of a thing or two to do!

You can take a look at all of our outdoor activities and book your own guided adventure, or - if you have the right experience - head out on your own. There are walks galore directly from Keswick, or in Borrowdale or the Newlands Valley. Rock climbers and boulderers can go indoors in Keswick, or outdoors in Borrowdale. If you’re a water lover, hire a boat at Derwentwater or take a cruise on one of the Keswick Launches.

Things to do Inside in Keswick

If the weather’s a bit wet or you just fancy a break from the outdoors, Keswick also has plenty of indoor activities. The town boasts two local museums, a theatre, Art Deco cinema, Puzzling Place, and lots of shops. There are also stately homes nearby, as well as forest walks at Whinlatter and Dodd Wood, which will keep you sheltered.

For food and drink - ranging from sit down meals to tastings - take a look at our guides to eating and drinking in Keswick.

So, read our guides below, make your plans, and get ready for an amazing time in the most beautiful part of the country! And, don’t forget, you can book an outdoor adventure with us and we promise you’ll have an incredible time!

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19 Amazing Things to do in Keswick

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The Best Live Music in Keswick

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11 of the Best Walks In and Around Keswick

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Easy Family Friendly Walks Around Keswick

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

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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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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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