Keswick is a thriving market town and caters for visitors all year round – it never has the “closed up” feel of a seaside resort after the summer months – there is always plenty going on whatever the weather or season. The town has won many Britain in Bloom awards over the past few years; it obviously has a head start with such a superb location. It offers a wide range of places to eat out and has an attractive shopping centre. Of course the outdoor clothing industry is a speciality here! Our market days are Thursday and Saturday with special markets arranged at other times throughout the year. They offer the opportunity to buy, among other things, local farm produce, craft work, and photographs.

Keswick is a great base from which to explore the Lakes. Learn the literary past of Coleridge, Wordsworth, Southey and of course Beatrix Potter; visit stately homes and gardens or go further afield – Hadrian’s Wall is easily explored from here and is a popular destination for visitors. It has lovely parks, museums, tennis courts, bowling greens, pitch and put, an excellent theatre, cinema, climbing wall, leisure pool and mountain bike hire for the more energetic. Water sports can be arranged from several venues on Derwentwater and there are numerous other organisations who will take you on the fells; anything from an easy walk to rock climbing or paragliding. There are several good golf courses in the area.

Stay in the English Lake District

Getting Here

For those coming by public transport the nearest railway station is Penrith (National Rail Enquiries for timetable and other up to the minute information) and there are regular bus services from the station. Life in Keswick without a car is not a real problem as you can try one of the local mini bus tour companies – Mountain Goat Tours, Lakeland Panoramic Tours with Activus Travel or simply use our local Stage Coach bus service

What’s the weather like?

Try George Fisher’s web cam to check the view of the weather conditions on the fells live.

Things To Do

There are a lot of outdoor activities and many of our visitors are keen walkers and make use of sites such as Walking Britain and Go Lakes  to plan their days out. There are local guided walks from the Moot Hall, which is also where you will find the nearest Tourist Information Office.

The Borrowdale Bus Service is very useful for walking locally and  a good way to view the area, or to take a short cut to the start of your walk, is to use the Keswick on Derwentwater launches. You can take the Keswick Launch to any landing stage on Derwentwater and explore the valley, returning by a later launch, or just walking back to town.

For what’s on in Keswick, visit our town website for everything you need to know

We’re lucky to have one of the most friendly and beautifully situated theatres in all of England on our doorstep, with a year-round selection of high quality theatre, music, talks and festivals that provides stacks of entertainment to suit all tastes. click here to visit their website. We are  Ambassadors of Theatre by the Lake and are able to offer our guests a £3 discount when booking tickets – details with your welcome information.

If you are celebrating a special occasion or are looking for a special meal or to be supplied to your cottage, look no further than the Keswick Kitchen  A great local company using fantastic local ingredients to cater for your needs.

Our Partner Fell and Tarn  can also supply hampers of local Cumbrian produce to your accommodation.

Keswick's beautiful parks

Keswick Through The Seasons

The natural rhythm of life in this lovely town across the seasons is something like this:

Keswick looks amazing with the Christmas lights up; we defy anyone to find a prettier town! The Annual Victorian Fayre is usually held on the first Sunday in December. It is lovely to relax with a cup of hot punch and wander about the stalls selling homemade produce and gifts for Christmas whilst making money for local charities. Keswick is a great place for Christmas shopping! The Theatre by the Lake always puts on an excellent winter show and there are many other productions organised for all tastes.

Although the days are much shorter we still get some fantastic days for walking, clear crisp skies and, with the leaves of the trees removed, you can appreciate the massive crags of the fells as the bones of the land are laid bare. Paths are less busy and lakeshore walks on frosty days are a perfect way to relax and work up the appetite for a huge pub meal by a roaring fire.

Need to view our properties again?

You’ve seen just how beautiful Keswick and the Lake District is, take a look at our properties and check availability.

Derwent Cottage, Keswick

Derwent Cottage

A contemporary two bedroom town house within a quiet, residential courtyard close to town and within easy walking distance of Derwentwater. The house has been recently refurbished to a high standard, has parking and is dog friendly.

3 Grizedale Close

A modern, semi-detached two bedroom bungalow in a quiet residential area with outstanding views over Keswick and beyond. Beautifully decorated & furnished throughout, carefully equipped & in excellent condition. It is dog friendly, has parking for two cars and a lockable garage for bike storage.

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Riverside View

Riverside View is a stylish, dog friendly, light and airy two bedroom ground floor apartment. Set in peaceful grounds, often visited by ducks and pheasants, a short walk from Keswick town centre and Derwentwater, with allocated parking.

Chaucers Retreat Keswick

Chaucer Retreat

Chaucer’s Retreat is a lower ground floor apartment in local heritage building, Chaucer House. Sleeping two, it is a large apartment with its own private entrance and car parking space.

Skiddaw 20 Greta Grove House Master Lounge Diner

Skiddaw, 20 Greta Grove House

A large two bedroom, two bathroom second floor apartment in the very popular Greta Grove House. The triple aspect lounge/diner boasts fabulous views over the River Greta towards the Skiddaw range and it has the benefit of a passenger lift for easy access.

8 Howrahs Court

Two bedroom ground floor apartment in the ever popular Elliot Park area

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9 Greta Grove House

A beautiful spacious two-bedroom, two bathroom, second floor apartment, tastefully furnished to a high standard. It is set in peaceful communal grounds, close to the amenities of keswick and has allocated parking.

Greta Grove House, Keswick, the Lake District

16 Greta Grove House

A large two bedroom, two bathroom first floor apartment with views of the Skiddaw Range. Lift access, allocated parking and two minutes walk into Keswick.

Felltops, 6 Lonsdale House Lounge


Felltops is a luxurious, modern and stylish two-bedroom, two bathroom second floor apartment, close to town with allocated parking. It boasts excellent views of the Lakeland fells and is a great spot for walkers, who can enjoy hikes straight from the front door.

Station Street keswick Maisonette

The View, 19a Station Street

Traditional town centre property, which sleeps 6, close to all of Keswick’s amenities.