Local Attractions

Keswick is a superb location if you wish to explore the Lake District. The town is on the shores of Derwentwater and is surrounded by beautiful fells. he town itself is well known for it’s excellent restaurants, tea shops and inns, offering something for every taste and budget.
Or there are plenty of excellent country inns in the surrounding villages such as the Langstrath Country Inn in Stonethwaite (6 miles away) or the Swinside Inn in Newlands Valley (3 miles away).
Local villages such as Portinscale and Braithwaite offer a quiet alternative to the town itself and are within easy walking distance of Keswick.
There is something for everyone around Keswick and Derwentwater!

Catbells Lakeland Walk

Catbells is a short, sharp, steep climb richly rewarded by the views of mountains and lakes. On its own this short walk could be gently ambled along to make the most of a clear day. An afternoon, or summer evening brisk stroll would delight too.

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Keswick’s local lake is only a ten minute walk from the centre of town. To its west rise the fells of Cat Bells, and to the east is the fantastic viewpoint of Friar’s Crag, jutting into the lake. And its southern foot is the entrance to the beautiful Borrowdale valley.

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Castlerigg Stone Circle

The stone circle at Castlerigg is situated near Keswick in Cumbria, North West England. One of around 1,300 stone circles in the British Isles and Brittany, it was constructed as a part of a megalithic tradition that lasted from 3,300 to 900 BC, during the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Ages.

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The Lakes Distillery

The Lakes Distillery, established in 2011, nestles on the north shore of Bassenthwaite Lake. Our majestic surroundings near Keswick inspire our artistic ethos and our ranges of fine whiskies, gins and vodka. Visitors enjoy tours of our state-of-the-art distillery and tastings of our award-winning spirits

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