Keswick is the North Lakes' most popular holiday and day trip destination. Nestling between the Skiddaw Mountains and Derwentwater Lake, the town is situated in an idylic location in the Lake District National Park.
To cater for the needs of tourists, visitors and holidaymakers, there is a wide variety of shops, cafes, tea and coffee rooms, pubs and restaurants. For those requiring holiday accommodation in this part of the Lake District there is a wide range of hotels, guest houses, bed and breakfasts, hostels, self catering cottages, camp sites etc.
Attractions in the Northern Lakes are popular with both tourists and locals, and include the highly successful Theatre by the Lake, cinema, public parks, gardens, museums, swimming pool, stately homes, many different galleries and of course, the lakes and the spectacular fells.
Within the KeswickPlus website you will find news and information about attractions and events, tourist information for Keswick, a guide to accommodation, hotels, B&Bs and cottages in the Keswick area. See also news of local events and festivals, including the annual Beer Festival and the exciting Keswick Mountain Festival.
Looking for a place to stay in Keswick and the North Lake District? For the many thousands of people who take a holiday or short break in the Keswick area every year finding the right accommodation is very important. See our North Lake District accommodation guide for information about welcoming and friendly Lake District accommodation, from small bed and breakfast (B&B) or guest house to Country House Hotel or self catering apartments, cottages and mobile homes.
Borrowdale Road Closed
The B5289 from Keswick south into Borrowdale is to be closed for up to 6 weeks from Mon 10th February 2014. It will be open only to walkers, horse riders and cyclists, who will have to dismount. No motor traffic will be able to pass the point alongside Derwent Water near the junction of the road to Ashness Bridge and Watendlath after 10am on Monday.
The official diversion for traffic heading to Seathwaite, Rosthwaite and Seatoller will be via the Whinlatter Pass to Lorton, then along the road to Buttermere and over the Honister Pass. See picture here.
Keswick Film Festival and Words by the Water
Two popular events taking place between 27th February and 16th March in Keswick. Information here.