Things to do 

This page is a work in progress so if you have any suggestions please let us know. 

Keswick Tourist Information Centre is in the market square in the beautiful Moot Hall, a 4 minute walk from Underhill.  There are plenty of leaflets and guides, and the staff are very helpful.  Definitely worth popping in whilst you’re in the town.

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  • Open 7 days 9.30am to 5.30pm
  • Free wifi
  • Dogs welcome
  • Leaflets, guides and advice
  • Fishing permits
  • Exhibitions

Hill Walking  Keswick is a great location to base yourself for a day in the hills.  T403428_10150989795945659_225814063_nhere are short and long, easy and hard walks from our door. We have lots of guide books and maps in the snug and here’s some more links you might find useful.


MTB/Road Cycling.  Whether you’re a lycra spinner in an aero tuck, a baggy pumper shredding sick trails or a family of four looking for a relaxed flat ride, Keswick is a solid base.  There are plenty of cycle hire (Whinlatter Bikes in Keswick) shops, Whinlatter M16265877_10158144286170383_1661201923723234102_nTB centre and road routes.  The 2013 Tour of Britain route passing through Keswick.  If you need any advice, parts, accessories or even a new bike the guys at Whinlatter Bikes are really helpful.


Places to eat.  For a small town Keswick has a huge choice of places to eat, it can get very busy especially at bank holidays so we’d recommend booking in advance.  If you forget you’ll still get seated somewhere nice but you may have to eat a bit later than planned.  I’ve listed some of our favourites below, we like them because they are friendly, informal, good value and serve great food.  Tripadviser – Places to eat in Keswick  potatoes-french-mourning-funny-162971


Pubs  There’s lots of great places to stop for a post hill pint or cheeky vino with your pals.

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Keswick Market  

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Keswick market is every Thursday and Saturday in the town square and is full of all kinds of interesting and local produce.


Running & Fitness

Some might sniff at the idea of running on holiday but they’ll never experience the pure joy and peace of exploring new and stunning landscapes under your own power.  Even I can occasionally be spotted (like a partially shaved bigfoot) subjecting a pair of locally made New Balance to my 120kilos.

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Climbing & Scrambling for crag rats and scramblers the Lake District is probably familiar to you but here’s a couple of local links to read through whilst you skive at your work computer, look busy!


Ghost walks  I can’t recommend these highly enough; funny fascinating and creepy.

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Theatre by the Lake located at the shores of Derwentwater, apart form a range of shows, productions, films and activities there is a great bar and café.  theatre-by-the-lake-logo


Beatrix Potter used the profits from her book sales to buy Hill Top farm and 14 others, she championed conservation and particularly the famous herdwick sheep.  When she died she left more than 4000 acres of land to the national trust.

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William Wordsworth sparked off tourism to the area in 1820 when he published ‘Guide through the District of the Lakes’.  He was born in Cockermouth and later lived in Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount.

 “A sort of national property in which every man has a right and interest who has an eye to perceive and a heart to enjoy”.


Lakes Aquarium

Pencil Museum

Hope Park

Watersports

Wild swimming

Honister Slate Mining

Via Ferrata

Muncaster castle & gardens

Stone circles

Off Roading

Shooting

Fishing

Paragliding

Wildlife park

Paintballing

Balloon flights

Photography tours

Keswick canoe and bushcraft

Horse riding

Cinema

Golf

Puzzle place

Boat tours

National Trust Properties

English Heritage

RSPB