Keswick in the
Lake District of England Attractions,
Photos and Accommodation.
Keswick is a scenic market town in the
Lake District of Cumbria in England, 17
miles west of the M6 at Penrith. Keswick
is situated on the east side of Derwent
Water (Derwentwater), a popular lake in
the Lake District National Park, that
attracts many tourists with popular tour
boats, boat hire, and many types of water
sports catered for around the lake.
The area around the lake also attracts
many walkers, hikers, and climbers with
scenic paths, hills, and mountains.
Overlooking Keswick on the northeast side
is Skiddaw Mountain at 3,054 feet, fourth
highest mountain in England. On the west
side of Derwent Water is the very popular
1,479ft Catbells with great views over
Keswick. The car parks for the 2,848ft
Blencathra are situated about 4 miles
east. The car park for the 3,117ft
Helvellyn is situated 7 miles southeast.
The car park for the highest mountain in
england, the 3,209ft Scafell Pike, is
situated 9 miles south. All the car parks
have bus stops with regular buses from
Keswick. View the hiking page from the
link above for photo tours of the
Derwent Island is the largest island
on the lake with a large mansion house
often referred to as Derwent Isle
House, an 18th-century Italianate
house. The house is now run by the
National Trust, only open to the public
for a few days each year.
Keswick Market Square is the centre of
town, lined with hotels, restaurants, and
cafe's. Keswick's market is held each
Thursday and Saturday. The main building
in the square is the Moot Hall with its
famous one handed clock. The building now
houses the Keswick Tourist Information
is situated between the town centre and
the lake. The Park was opened as a golf
course on the 27th May 1927 by Mr J H
Taylor, the British Golf Champion at that
time. The park now contains a 9 hole
pitch and put course, 18 hole obstacle
course, 18 hole putting course, scenic
walks, and seating areas.
is situated at the eastern side of
Keswick with a tree-lined section for
lawn tennis and bowls. The other more
open section, contains a cricket club,
kids play area, and multi-function courts
for tennis, football, and basketball.
Keswick has 7 hotels, many hotels in
the country around the town, and a vast
number of B&Bs, Guest Houses, and
Self Catering properties. The Keswick
Country House hotel is a landmark
building, sitting above Fitz Park with
views over the town.
View a Click On Map for the Lake
District with attractions, golf
courses, historic houses, castles, and
mountains with photo tours.