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Come and be inspired

The beauty of the Lake District has inspired many artists, writers, poets and photographers over the years. Famed for the magnificent scenery the area offers more than just artistic delights. Here is a landscape that can offer adventure to all, such as mountain or valley walking, climbing, cycling on country lanes or mountains, sailing or windsurfing, to name just a few of the possible activities.  Shall we see you here?

William Wordsworth is probably the best known of the Lakeland Poets. Experience the artistic heritage of the Lake District and see the works of today's artists.

For the adventurous of all ages this beautiful and unique environment allows many oportunities to test yourself in outdoor activities.

Experience the natural beauty of Northern Lakeland on foot or by car. Sit, relax and dream, watch amazing wildlife, draw, paint or photograph.

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Lakeland Prints

From Viridian Gallery

Castlerigg by Diane GaineyCastlerigg by Diane Gainey

This print is just £17 delivered.
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Evening Sky by Diane GaineyEvening Sky by Diane Gainey
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Lake District Search

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.

Visit 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!

Tourist information

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.

The Sales are on

Keswick's legendary sale season has started. Now is the time to pick up a bargain from the many walking/outdoor and specialist shops in the town.


House for Sale near Keswick in the Lake District


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