KESWICK & THE LAKE DISTRICT
|Enjoy the many attractions
around the picturesque market town
and explore the breathtaking scenery
Lake District National Park
Keswick-on-Derwentwater is an attractive and picturesque market town at the heart of the Northern Lakes, making an ideal base from which to explore the breathtaking scenery of the Lake District National Park or beyond to the Solway coast or Hadrian's wall. The peace and tranquility of this beautiful area can be enjoyed whatever time of the year you visit.
The 4000-year-old Stone Circle of Castlerigg lies to the east and overlooks Keswick in its lovely valley setting, nestling neatly between the massive peak of Skiddaw and the calm of Derwentwater. Early lead mining, quarrying and the growth of pencil manufacture have all played their part in a long and often dramatic history.
Though small in size, Keswick offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor attractions for the visitor. Most of these are within a twenty minute walk of Osprey Cottage and include the Cumberland Pencil Museum; Keswick Victorian Museum and Art Gallery; The Puzzling Place; Hope Park; Fitz Park; Friars Crag; The 'state of the art' Theatre by the Lake; the stylish 1920's Alhambra Cinema; Indoor Leisure Pool; Indoor Climbing Centre; Derwentwater Launches.
It is currently the only place in England where you can see both our native red squirrel and Osprey in their natural wild habitat.