The busy market town of Keswick is a northern gem in the Lake District with a never ending list of things to do and places to explore. Plus, it’s one of the most dog friendly towns in England! Here’s 5 things that we think makes the area chief worthy of a visit.
One of the most beautiful stretches of water in the Lakes, Derwentwater is surrounded by woodland, bays and fells. One of our favourite ways to take in this stunning lake is a leisurely cruise on board the Keswick launch, hopping on and off at the different jetties for walks galore.
Castlerigg Stone Circle
With views over Skiddaw, Helvellyn and Blencathra, this ancient stone circle is one of the most famous in Britain, built over 3000 years BC.
During our annual summer solstice adventure, we’ll come together with our very own Druid and follow an enchanting, guided walk to this prehistoric monument to watch the sunrise and welcome the year’s longest day. After we see in the new dawn, breakfast will be served, enjoy porridge, sausage and bacon sandwiches plus tea & coffee as you marvel the Lakeland landscape! Our 2 nights break includes dinner, bed & breakfast, with free walking boot hire from George Fisher and the Summer Solstice guided walk on Thursday 21st June
If you’re looking to buy outdoor gear, you’re spoilt for choice here. George Fisher is renowned far and wide for its personal boot-fitting service and you can hire walking boots for free if you’re new to hiking when staying with Lake District Hotels. Remember to pick up one of the Hike & Bike guides from our hotel receptions! There’s also a popular weekly market every Thursday and Saturday on the market square, where you can pick up a wide selection of local souvenirs.
Theatre by the Lake
If you like live theatre, you simply must catch a show at this pretty theatre nestled on the shores of Derwentwater. Featuring everything from comedy to drama and opera, there’s something for everyone.
Voted the fourth most popular walk amongst Britain’s hiking enthusiasts, Catbells is a small, iconic fell blessed with incredible views and a favourite for families. The below picture is taken from the summit.