Vibrant Market Town
What to do in Keswick & The Northern Lake District
Keswick is a picturesque market town which sits proudly at the edge of Derwentwater ‘Queen of the English Lakes’ and is overlooked by Skiddaw and the other surrounding fells. The town hosts a wide variety of restaurants, pubs, tea rooms and a large selection of shops including a host of mountaineering outlets. There are also museums and art galleries as well as The Puzzling Place if the weather is wet.
A gentle stroll from Keswick town square will take you to the Theatre by the Lake. On the way you will pass the pitch & putt and crazy golf courses (for the more experienced golfer Keswick Golf club is only a 4 mile drive away).
From the lakeshore by the theatre you can catch the Keswick Launch which will take you round the lake and drop you off at any of the 6 landing stages from where you can access the fells. Other activities available locally include sailing, windsurfing, horse riding, rock climbing and much more.
For the more laid back visitor we can advise you on a variety of picturesque gentle walks or sight-seeing tours. Fitz Park and the Keswick Leisure pool are also only 5 minutes walk from ‘Shemara’.
For the lovers of flowers we are sure you will not be disappointed with the parks and gardens as Keswick is a past winner of ‘Britain in Bloom’.
All in all Keswick has something to offer every visitor…. you will not be disappointed.