Things to see and do - Keswick
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Keswick Travel guide
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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
Penrith GB - Keswick CA12
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..
Main GB - Keswick CA12 5JS
The local museum contains manuscripts by Wordsworth and Southey and the famous musical stones.
Main GB - Keswick CA12 5NG
This museum describes the process for manufacturing quality pencils.
Main Street GB - Keswick CA12 5HZ
The 18th-century Royal Oak at Keswick is located in the market town of Keswick, just 2 miles from Derwentwater. A traditional pub, it offers home-cooked seasonal food, cask ales and cosy en suite accommodation. The Royal Oak at Keswick has elegant e..
Main Street GB - Keswick CA12 5JF
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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..
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..
Newlands GB - CA12 5UE Portinscale
GB - CA7 1HH Bassenthwaite
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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.
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..
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.