Keswick and the Lake District

Derwentwater and Keswick in the Lake District

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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