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Things to do

Things to do, Places to Visit

There is much to do in Keswick and the Northern Lake District. Walking is probably one of the most popular pastimes as there is just so much open space surrounded by amazing vistas, mountains and lakes. Hopefully the links below will give you some ideas of places that you may enjoy visiting, eating, drinking or shopping at.

And when the sun goes down why not take in a show at the celebrated Theatre By The Lake, for which we are Ambassadors and can offer discount vouchers, or see a film at the Alhambra Cinema?

This is by no means a comprehensive list it’s just a taster of what Keswick and the Northern Lakes has on offer.

Walking in the Lake District

Lake District Walks – get some ideas and see lots of pictures
More Northern Walks – fairly detailed routes of northern fell walks

Places to Visit

Theatre by the Lake – Keswick’s own award winning Theatre on the shores of Derwentwater.
Alhambra Cinema – Top Films and a quality traditional Cinema in Keswick.
Honister Slate Mine – Via Ferrata, Underground Mine Tours and learn how slate is mined.
The Cumberland Pencil Museum – The famous Keswick pencil museum.
Osprey Watch – Follow the nesting Ospreys near Bassenthwaite lake.

Places to Eat & Drink

There are many, many places to eat in Keswick; Indian, Italian, Chinese, traditional Pub Grub – you name Keswick probably has it! Here’s a few of our choices;
The George – Good Beer and good food – tel 017687 72076
Morrels – A fine restaurant on Lake road. Modern style and great food – tel 017687 72666
Lakes Bar & Bistro – Good food in a modern and comfortable environment. tel 017687 74080
The Phesant Inn, Keswick – We take a great deal of pride in preparing our range of mains and sweets with a very traditional twist.
The Sizzling Stone – A perfectly cooked steak every time.

Some other things that maybe of interest

Keswick Climbing Wall – Indoor climbing and outdoor activities.
Go Ape in Whinlatter Forest – Tree Top adventures for all, only a few miles from Keswick.
Keswick Launch – Lake cruises on Derwentwater, rowing boats and motor boat hire – Beckside have discounts available on Launch tickets!

And there’s always a trip to Keswick for one of the festivals such as;

Keswick Jazz Festival – Famous festival that brings Keswick alive attracting visitors from all around the world
Keswick Mountain Festival – An activity based Festival held in May. Film, Lectures, seminars and activities for all outdoor enthusiasts.
Keswick Beer Festival – The very popular annual beer festival held at Keswick Rugby Club in June
Words By The Water – Keswick’s literature Festival based at The Theatre by the Lake
Keswick Convention – Keswick’s Christian Convention which has been taking place since 1875