Keswick (pronounced “Kezick”), situated at the uppermost tip of Derwentwater, is the hub of the northern part of the Lake District. There are a few local points of interest, but attractions like the Pencil Museum are unlikely to detain you long and this market town functions best as a point of departure for tours of the magnificent nearby countryside.
Walking tours range from sedate circumnavigations of Derwentwater to a more demanding stroll up Skiddaw, one of England’s highest mountains. And once you’ve hung up your hiking boots, Keswick’s traditional pubs offer fine ale and hearty meals.
Getting to Keswick from either Windermere or Carlisle, the nearest transport hubs, will take around half an hour by car, a little longer by bus. A launch service calls at Keswick and six other points on Derwentwater.
Tours & Tickets
This tour covers Ten Lakes, three mountain passes and a lake cruise, a beautiful waterfall, Castlerigg Stone Circle and the ancient township of Keswick for ... Read more
Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
Spend three days discovering the secrets of Roman Britain and the stunning English Lake District on this small group tour from Edinburgh. Follow the route of ... Read more
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 days (approx.)