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

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 solo exploration, we've got a great set of guides to what to do, where to eat, and how to have the best time in Keswick.

All About Keswick

Your Keswick FAQs Answered

How do you pronounce Keswick and what is the town famous for? Find the answers to all your burning Keswick questions from the people who live and work here. 

A Guide to Derwentwater

One of Keswick's most famous attractions has to be Derwentwater, the lake that the town sits on. Find out more about Derwentwater and its most notable locations. 

Things to do in Keswick

The best things to do in Keswick

Make sure you do at least some of these activities during your visit to Keswick. We've rounded up our top attractions and the best things you can do here. 

Keswick water sports

There's nothing we love more than to be in the water, and with Derwentwater lake, plus lots of rivers, waterfalls, and ghylls, there's plenty to keep you soaked.

Indoor activities in Keswick

The weather doesn't always play ball, so make sure you have some indoor options available for your visit.

Live music

From more formal concerts by international artists at Theatre by the Lake, to laid back evenings with a local singer at the pub, there's plenty going on to keep your feet tapping.

Activities for couples

Are you on a romantic break with your other half? Nowhere could be better for amorous activities and opportunities to reconnect.

Evening activities

When the sun's gone down, you'll still find plenty of evening activities in Keswick. Though not a party town by any means, there's a lovely buzz to the town at night.

Things to do in winter

If you're braving the Lakes in the coldest months, then you'll get to experience the peace and quiet of the off-season. Stay warm and make the most of your visit with these winter activities.

Eating and drinking in Keswick

Restaurants in Keswick

After a day out and about in the Lakes, we build up a stunning appetite, which means we have plenty of opportunity to fill our stomachs at the many restaurants in Keswick. These are some of our favourites.

Pubs in Keswick

Ready to quench your thirst with a local brew or an internationally renowned spirit? Find a beer garden, a traditional wet pub, or the oldest inn in Keswick with our guide.

Pizza in Keswick

If your partial to a slice of Italy during your stay, sample the pizza at these great restaurants. Do you agree with our list?

Burgers in Keswick

When your stomach's rumbling and you're ready to eat now, a burger is just the thing to quench your cravings. But we don't want any thin patties with wilted lettuce. Keswick brings you thick, juicy burgers with locally sourced meat and a range of delicious toppings.

Walking in Keswick

The best walks in Keswick

If you're in Keswick, you're probably going to do a bit of walking. Some of the best and most famous Lake District hikes can be found around Keswick, and many are reachable from the centre of town. 

Short walks in Keswick

Not up for a long walk? Or maybe your legs aren't as young as they used to be. These short walks don't take too much effort but will still let you experience some of the best scenery in the Lakes.

Family-friendly walks

Your whole family may not love walking, but with these family-friendly routes everyone has something to enjoy – little ones can run off some steam, teenagers can take a break from the phone, and adults can enjoy the views.

Dog-friendly Keswick

When it comes to dogs, we want our companions by our side and joining us on our adventures. Keswick has been voted one of the best dog-friendly towns in the country, so you can be sure to find plenty of things to do with your pooch. Don't forget to check out our walking guides, too.

Indoor activities in Keswick when it rains