Why You Should Visit Keswick

If you want to go on holiday and you’re unsure where to spend a few days away from your busy life, we suggest trying Keswick, the lovely town located in the Lake District. If you’re looking for elegant and luxurious accommodation, Inn on the Square is the ideal hotel for you and your family. Keep reading to find out where you can go and what you can do in this beautiful English town. 

Discover Keswick

The breathtaking English town has so many boutiques to offer. It’s also incredibly close to Derwentwater and to the Theatre by the Lake. What’s more, there are plenty of restaurants  and cafés in the area, as well.  

Places to go to in and around Keswick

We’ve listed our top 13 most popular places to visit in and around Keswick. They are the following: 

  • Hope Park 
  • Fitz Park
  • Whinlatter Forest 
  • Castlerigg Stone Circle 
  • Rookin House Equestrian and Activity Centre 
  • Newlands Adventure Centre
  • Keswick Climbing Wall
  • Keswick Mountain Bike
  • Keswick Leisure Pool 
  • Puzzling Place 
  • Alhambra Cinema
  • Pencil Museum 

Take a boat cruise

Ullswater, Coniston, Derwentwater, and Windermere all offer covered boats that have toilets on board and serve refreshments. Enjoy a fun yet relaxing activity with the rest of your family and go on a cruise in the Lakes. You’ll have a great time watching water splashes on the windows while being sheltered from it. 

Visit Bassenthwaite

Bassenthwaite is actually the only official lake in the Lake District because the others are only tarns, meres, or waters. It’s located northwest of Keswick and the area is a National Nature Reserve. You’ll enjoy a bird watching viewing point as well as lots of different trails.

You can see into Scotland from Dodd’s top on a clear day. You could take rowing boats, kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards onto the Lake, too. Keep in mind that you will need to buy your Bassenthwaite permit online for boating or fishing prior to the activity. 

Go for a circular walk around Derwentwater

Take a beautiful 10 mile route that goes around Derwentwater. The road is flat and you’ll pass through this breathtaking woodland while on the path. There are also plenty of options if you wish to stop for cafés. You’ll find amazing spots for picnics, as well. 

Explore Seatoller

Seatoller is a small village located in the Borrowdale valley. It’s the last stop on your way if you’re headed to the Honister Pass. People typically start walking to the Great Gable falls when they leave Seatoller. 

Enjoy Brockhole on Windermere

If you decide to go to Brockhole on Windermere, you need to explore the Mawson gardens. There are also kayaks, motor boats, paddleboards, and rowing boats available for hire, so you and your family can fully enjoy the lake in this way. 

Try archery for the first time and challenge your entire family to do it, too. Play some really fun mini golf with your partner and little ones. With so many interesting and exciting activities to do, you should start packing soon.