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.
Travelling to Keswick by car?
The A591 Keswick to Grasmere road has re-opened on 11 May after being closed since parts of the road were washed away by Storm Desmond at the beginning of December. So if coming up from the South on the M6 you can enter the Lakes at the Kendal turnoff and meander north on the A591 to Keswick, or come off at Junction 40 (Penrith) and take an enjoyable drive along Route 66!
Within the KeswickPlus website you will find news and information about attractions and events, tourist information for Keswick & the Lake District, 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.
Summer Holidays 2016
Explore Beatrix Potter's Lake District by following the Beatrix Potter Trail in what would have been the 150th Anniversary of this fascinating author, illustrator, businesswoman and farmer. A PDF guide to the trail has been published by the National Trust, download from here.
Keswick museum has several events organised for the summer, see http://keswickmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/family-activities/