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Ashness Bridge
Despite being one of the most photographed viewpoints in the Lake District, the view from Ashness Bridge, across Derwent Water to Keswick and Skiddaw is well worth seeing. Avoid the crowds by going early or late; that way sunrise or...
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Carl Side
Carl Side has a height of 746m (2,448 ft) and is a large Wainright bordering Keswick. It can be clearly seen from the streets of the town. The summit is a grassed expanse that smoothly slopes away on all sides...
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  I am a keen rambler and despite living in Kent my annual vacation takes me to Cumbria and to the town of Keswick. This town is a Mecca for any walker as it's surrounded by some of the most atmospheric and scenic fells anywhere in the country. Every year I try to walk Mighty Skiddaw, Borrowdale and the Newlands Valley.   - Poppy
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Cars of the Stars
At Cars of the Stars you can see some of the most famous cars from film and TV. The incredible collection includes, Batmobiles, Bond cars, a Starsky and Hutch Ford Torino and ‘character cars’ such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,...
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Castlerigg Stone Circle
Castlerigg Stone Circle, on the outskirts of Keswick, is very easily accessible. For this reason, and also due to its stunning beauty, it’s also the most visited stone circle in Cumbria. Castlerigg is one of the first stone circles to...
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Catbells is a Lakeland fell just south of Keswick, popular with walkers. For those interested in the leisurely walk to the summit, you can park at the bottom, at Hawes End, and make your ascent up a hill-path that...
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Cumberland Pencil Museum, The
Cumberland Pencil Museum, and Cumberland pencils themselves, are famous the world over, and were used to draw the animation ’The Snowman’. Inside the museum you will find out how pencils are made, the history of pencil making, and how pencils...
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Derwent Island House
Derwent Island House is a magnificent mansion house and stately home which is one of the most well-loved man made features of this natural area. Overseen by the National Trust and therefore in a brilliant state of repair, the...
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Derwentwater is a 3-mile long lake in Cumbria with a historical and literary background. One of the best ways to experience the lake is on one of the motor launches run by Keswick Launch or, alternatively, by hiring a...
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Derwentwater Marina
The Derwentwater Marina organises a range of instructional and exciting 1, 2 day or week long courses in a wide range of activities for individuals or groups looking to polish their existing technique or gain grounding in a completely new...
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Fitz Park
Fitz Park is a beautiful, tranquil park close to the centre of Keswick, offering a variety of activities for all the family. On grass, the park offers lawn tennis, putting and a bowling green, whilst around the park there is...
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Friar’s Crag
Friar’s Crag is a scenic rocky outcrop, with views across Derwentwater. Reportedly the site of Ruskin’s earliest and fondest memories, Friar’s Crag today offers a haven of tranquillity, close to Keswick itself. The best time to visit this famous viewpoint...
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Gallery 26 at 27
Gallery 26 at 27 is an art gallery with a mission – to become one of the top galleries outside London with some of the most exciting, imaginative and cutting edge art in the UK. They exhibit sculptures and 3D...
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High Seat
High Seat has a height of 608m (1,995 ft); it is a Wainright and despite its modest height is still the highest point for around 5 miles in any direction. The top of the fell is very wide, but often...
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High Tove
High Tove has a height of 515m (1,690 ft) and is a Wainright. It is a neighbour of High Seat, separated by a significantly boggy depression called Peewits. From the summit, higher neighbours obstruct the view to the north and...
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Honister Slate Mine
Honister Slate Mine is an excellent opportunity to see ancient craftsmanship and to learn the history of bygone years as you take an underground tour of this excellent working mine! Deep inside the mountain on your guided tour you can...
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Hope Park
Hope Park offers acres of enjoyment to Keswick’s visitors. A pitch and putt site, a putting green and an obstacle golf course means hours of fun for the family, while a stroll in the ornamental gardens or the woods may...
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Keswick Art Gallery and Museum
Keswick Museum tells the stories of the unique and varied past of the town. Keswick is well known for the first pencils, some very famous residents, and gorgeous scenery, and the museum was built in 1897 to teach visitors about...
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Keswick Climbing Wall
Keswick Climbing Wall offers a whole range out indoor and outdoor activites. All the staff are qualified to work with children, and so can offer activities for children, families and adults alike. At the centre, you’ll be challenged by the...
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Keswick Launch
Any visitor to Keswick would be foolish to leave without taking a different perspective on the town – from Derwentwater lake! For a quick trip, Keswick Launch offers a 50 minute round trip around the lake, while for a longer,...
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Keswick Market
Keswick’s traditional market offers a wide range of both locally and internationally produced pottery, carvings, crafts and clothes. You’ll also find a tasty selection of home-made jams, preserves and other produce, as well as local meat. There are even local...
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Keswick Mining Museum
Keswick has a long history of mining, dating back to 1564 when German mining experts arrived to look for copper and lead. When pencil making arrived, graphite was sought out, and with the arrival of the railways a whole array...
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Lady Of The Lakes Church
Lady Of The Lakes Catholic Church is Keswick’s Catholic church, and holds regular services. Mass times vigil at 5.00pm, Sunday 9.00am. This modern, comfortable church makes a great place to minister to your spiritual needs during your time in Keswick....
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The walk out to Latrigg will give you some of the best views in the whole of best views England. There are two ways you can tackle the walk. You can start at what used to be Keswick station and...
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Maiden Moor
Maiden Moor forms part of the Newlands Round (near Keswick) which many locals would argue you should walk in an anti-clockwise direction. This is because, as you are feeling a little tired at the 6-mile mark, you turn a slight...
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A comparatively small historic house, given to the Spreading family in 1802. The Mirehouse standing in-between mountains and a lake, it’s a living home with a tradition of giving a relaxed welcome. It has interesting history links with many famous...
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Moot Hall, The
The history of the Moot Hall is sketchy, but there are reports of a significant building on the site as early as 1571. The current building was erected in 1813, and since then has served as a courthouse, a prison,...
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Platty+ Watersports
A family-run water sports centre based on the scenic banks of Derwentwater. We offer a range of high quality tuition or hire in canoes, kayaks, sailing boats or our dragon boat. We can cater for everyone including individuals, groups and...
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Puzzling Place, The
Come and see wonderful attraction and go home feeling more puzzled than ever! We offer a unique concept for the young and old alike. See our Ames Room where you can watch yourself visibly grown and shrink or make...
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Sharp Edge Gallery
The Sharp Edge Gallery is run by several local artists to showcase their work. Entry is free, and you’re sure to find something to your taste. The gallery is a short walk from the centre of town and close the...
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Skiddaw is a member of that exclusive club of Lake District peaks that are higher than 3000 feet. Of those four, Skiddaw is arguably the easiest to climb; it towers over the popular tourist town of Keswick and a number...
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Skiddaw Little Man
Skiddaw Little Man has a height of 865m (2,838 ft) and despite its misleading name is neither little nor an appendage of Skiddaw. It is an entirely independent Wainright that lies about a mile to the south east of its...
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St. Kentigern Church
Crosthwaite Church, dedicated to St Kentigern (also known as St Mungo), has been in existence since 553 AD. The present day church dates from 1523 and is unique in England, with a full set of 16th century consecration crosses, marking...
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Theatre By The Lake
Keswick’s world-famous Theatre By The Lake has its origins in a mobile theatre that toured the country in the 60s and 70s. Its popularity declined everywhere except Keswick, and the mobile theatre became a permanent fixture. The theatre raised enough...
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Thornthwaite Galleries
For over 30 years Thornthwaite Galleries has been a ‘country gallery’ and a true centre of excellence for artists exhibiting the very best of painstaking skill and quality in traditional landscapes, still life and figurative sculpture. You can refresh...
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Trotters World of Animals
Trotters World of Animals is home to hundreds of friendly animals including traditional favourites, endangered species, birds of prey and reptiles with parts many under cover. Our exotic animals such as ring-tailed lemurs, wallabies and raccoons and the Gibbon family,...
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Whinlatter Forest Park
Nestling in England’s only mountain forest, this park offers a wide variety of fun activities, from way-marked walks to orienteering courses, cycling and even horse riding. You can have a picnic, take part in various educational activities, look at the...
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Keswick is a fantastic area in the Lake District to enjoy a rural environment. The people are very friendly and there is a great atmosphere to the area. You can enjoy a host of different activities here like golf, canoeing and walking/trekking. It's really just a great place to relax and enjoy the countryside with friends or family.   - David Fausset

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