Keswick is the North Lakes' most popular holiday and day trip destination. Nestling between the Skiddaw Mountains and Derwentwater Lake, the town is situated in an idylic location in the Lake District National Park.
To cater for the needs of tourists, visitors and holidaymakers, there is a wide variety of shops, cafes, tea and coffee rooms, pubs and restaurants. For those requiring holiday accommodation in this part of the Lake District there is a wide range of hotels, guest houses, bed and breakfasts, hostels, self catering cottages, camp sites etc.
Attractions in the Northern Lakes are popular with both tourists and locals, and include the highly successful Theatre by the Lake, cinema, public parks, gardens, museums, swimming pool, stately homes, many different galleries and of course, the lakes and the spectacular fells.
Within the KeswickPlus website you will find news and information about attractions and events, tourist information for Keswick & the Lake District, a guide to accommodation, hotels, B&Bs and cottages in the Keswick area. See also news of local events and festivals, including the annual Beer Festival and the exciting Keswick Mountain Festival.
Looking for a place to stay in Keswick and the North Lake District? For the many thousands of people who take a holiday or short break in the Keswick area every year finding the right accommodation is very important. See our North Lake District accommodation guide for information about welcoming and friendly Lake District accommodation, from small bed and breakfast (B&B) or guest house to Country House Hotel or self catering apartments, cottages and mobile homes.
Road works affect access to CatbellsCumbria Highways have announced that road patching works will be undertaken on the C2057 between Hawes End and Portinscale from 16th Feb. for up to 10 days. The work will be starting at the Hawes End end on 16th Feb (weather allowing) and working back towards Portinscale.
While they are working on each section, the road will be completely closed to vehicles but only during the daytime (7am to 5.30pm). Access will be available along the whole stretch outside these hours. Businesses along that road will be open as usual.
A detour route will be in operation which will allow access to Catbells and the West side of Derwentwater (see map). This entails going down the Borrowdale road to the turn-off t Grange, and following the road through Grange & Manesty. Alternatively the Keswick Launch can be used to cross the lake to the West side.