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
rd. Penrith GB - Keswick CA12
Catslerigg 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 GB - Keswick CA12 5JS
The local museum contains manuscripts by Wordsworth and Southey and the famous musical stones.
st. Main GB - Keswick CA12 5NG
This little but interesting museum describes the process for manufacturing quality pencils.
29-31 Main St GB - Keswick CA12 5BN
Located in the heart of Keswick, Skiddaw Hotel offers good food, and spacious rooms with satellite TV and tea/coffee facilities. There is free Wi-Fi, and free parking next to the hotel. The 31 Square restaurant serves menus of local produce, while t..
Main Street GB - Keswick CA12 5JF
In the Lake District National Park, Queens Hotel has a central location by Keswick’s market square. The hotel offers good food, traditional rooms and free Wi-Fi. On the edge of Derwent Water, the Queens is just a short walk from the shops, pubs and ..
The Heads GB - Keswick CA12 5ER
A traditional Victorian building situated in the old market town of Keswick, the Crow Park Hotel boasts a restaurant and a bar, along with free Wi-Fi and free parking. The shores of Derwent Water are within a 5-minute walk. This traditional Lake Dis..
34 Lake Rd GB - Keswick CA12 5DQ
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 - Portinscale CA12 5UE
GB - Bassenthwaite CA7 1HH
Magic Hill, Whinlatter Forest GB - Braithwaite CA12 5TW
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 - Bassenthwaite CA13 9YE