Keswick on Derwentwater
Keswick is a thriving little market town and caters for visitors all year round – it never has the “closed up” feel of a seaside resort after the summer months – there is always plenty going on whatever the weather or season. Beckside is usually fully booked at weekends throughout the year so please always book early to avoid disappointment.
Keswick has won awards in Britain in Bloom many times over the past few years; it obviously has a head start with such a superb location. The town offers a wide range of places to eat out and has an attractive shopping centre, of course the outdoor clothing industry is a speciality here! Our market day is Saturday but Farmers Markets are arranged during the week throughout the year with, among other things, the opportunity to buy local craft work, photographs and so on.
Keswick is a great base from which to explore the Northern Lake District, learn the literary past of Coleridge, Wordsworth, Southey and of course Beatrix Potter, visit stately homes and gardens or go further a field – Hadrian’s Wall is easily explored from here and is a popular destination for foreign visitors in particular. It has lovely parks, museums, tennis courts, bowling greens, pitch and put, an excellent theatre, cinema, a climbing wall, leisure pool and mountain bike hire for the more energetic. Water sports can be arranged from several venues on Derwentwater and there are numerous other organisations who will take you on the fells, any thing from an easy walk to rock climbing or paragliding. There are several good golf courses in the area.