Things to see and do - Keswick
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Keswick Travel guide
Keswick : Michelin's recommendations
This typical lakeland town of medieval origin was the home of Coleridge and Southey (who died here); their respective families lived at Greta Hall (private). Thanks to the graphite mined at Borrowdale since the mid-16C, Keswick has the distinction of having been the site of the world's first pencil factory (1832).
Tourist attractions Keswick : Things to see and do
Castlerigg with its 38 megaliths situated on grassy land near Keswick is older (5 000 years old) than the legendary Stonehenge. Its use, like that of Stonehenge, remains a mystery. The site is all the more remarkable in that it offers a view extendin..
50 st. Main
The local museum contains manuscripts by Wordsworth and Southey and the famous musical stones.
This little but interesting museum describes the process for manufacturing quality pencils.
Main Street GB - Keswick CA12 5BL
On Keswick’s main street, 10 minutes’ walk from Derwentwater, The Kings Arms Hotel offers easy access to the Lake District. A private bathroom is included in each room, which has a modern or classic décor and a TV. Full English breakfasts and tradit..
The Heads GB - Keswick CA12 5ER
Highfield has a multi-award-winning restaurant, magnificent lake and mountain views and its own private car park. The beautiful rooms have en suite bathrooms, tea/coffee making facilities and DVD players. The menu at the Highfield Hotel & Restaurant..
Main Street GB - Keswick CA12 5JF
Prix Prices from : 131 £
In the Lake District National Park, Inn on the Square has a central location by Keswick’s market square. This family-run property offers Scandinavian-style design combined with Cumbrian elements. Modern bedrooms have an en suite bathroom. The prope..
Magic Hill, Whinlatter Forest GB - CA12 5TW Braithwaite
A keenly run restaurant in a superb forest setting, with a lovely terrace and great views over the fells and valley below. Lunch offers robust dishes to satisfy walkers and dinner is more modern; many ingredients are foraged from the surrounding fore..
GB - CA7 1HH Bassenthwaite
34 Lake Rd GB - CA12 5DQ Keswick
Popular local eatery with scrubbed wood flooring, etched glass dividers and a buzzy atmosphere. Seasonally changing dishes have subtle Mediterranean influences; some come in two sizes. Good value menus.
Newlands GB - CA12 5UE Portinscale
GB - CA13 9YE Bassenthwaite
Bassenthwaite Lake GB - CA13 9SJ Bassenthwaite
Smart modern bistro in a former cattle shed; the other farm buildings now house a shop and a working gin, vodka and whisky distillery. Extensive lunches are followed by afternoon teas, with more ambitious dishes appearing at dinner.