Keswick & Lake District Attractions and Things To Do

Perhaps as you would expect from a popular and busy visitor town in a National Park there is much to see and do. To get you started and your appetite suitably engaged here are some links to things you maybe interested in. Please be aware that as these are not websites controlled by us then we cannot be responsible for their continued and accurate content (though if you do notice something not working do please let us know).

We have tried to create a good cross section of things you might like to do, places worth visiting, great pubs and eateries and even some of the regular big outdoor and fun events. It’s not a list of everything or everywhere but it should give you a good start.

Sit back and relax
Theatre by the Lake – Keswick’s own award winning Theatre on the shores of Derwentwater
Alhambra Cinema – Top Films and a quality traditional Cinema in Keswick
Keswick Museum – A gem of a museum showing the history of Keswick and its many artefacts
Keswick Launch – Lake cruises on Derwentwater, rowing boat and launch hire.

Get Involved
King Kong Climbing Centre – Indoor climbing, Ice climbing and other activities.
Go Ape in Whinlatter Forest – Tree Top adventures for all, only a few miles from Keswick
Keswick Climbing Wall – Indoor climbing and outdoor activities
Keswick Bikes – Buy and hire road or mountain bikes, clothing and equipment.
Honister Slate Mine – Via Ferrata, Underground Mine Tours and learn how slate is mined
The Puzzling Place – Where seeing is not always, believing
Keswick Golf Club Enjoy a round of golf on one of the country’s most beautiful courses

Go Visit
Rheged – Large screen cinema and many things to do, exhibitions, displays and shops. Well worth a visit
The Cumberland Pencil Museum – The famous Keswick pencil museum
Hill Top – The home of Beatrix Potter.

Keswick Restaurants – A selection of Keswick’s eating places that we recommend
MorrelsA fine restaurant on Lake road. Modern style and great food – tel 017687 72666
Casa Bella – Family run Italian style restaurant specialising in freshly cooked pasta and pizza – tel 017687 75575
Lakes Bar & Bistro – Good food in a modern and comfortable environment. tel 017687 74080
Star of Siam – Thai Restaurant – 017687 71444
Siennas – Restaurant and Bar – 017687 80430
The George – Good Beer and good food – tel 017687 72076
Skiddaw Hotel – 017687 72071
Lakeland Spice Cuisine – Indian Restaurant – tel 017687 80005
Silk Road – Chinese restaurant – 017687 71364
Golden Hills – Chinese Restaurant – tel 017687 773165

Pubs/Bars in Keswick
The George – Keswick’s oldest Inn. Good Beer and good food – tel 017687 72076
Square Orange Cafe Bar – 017687 73888
Es Bar – Mexican Tapas Bar. Music and food in a fun environment – tel 017687 75222
Bank Tavern – one of Keswick’s oldest hostelries – tel 017687 72663
Lake Road Inn – tel 017687 72404
Pack Horse Inn – Traditional, local pub – tel 017687 71148
Pheasant Inn – Crosthwaite Road- Great food and great beer – 017687 72219

Keswick Festivals
Keswick Mountain Festival – Activity based Festival held in May. Film, Lectures, seminars and activities for all outdoor enthusiasts.
Keswick Beer Festival – Popular annual beer festival held at Keswick Rugby Club on the first weekend in June
Keswick Film Festival – A fantastic programme of film from around the world.
Words By The Water – Keswicks literary Festival based at The Theatre by the Lake
Keswick Jazz Festival
– Famous festival brings Keswick alive attracting visitors from around the world
Keswick Convention – Keswick’s Christian Convention which has been taking place since 1875

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