Guide to the Lake District | Keswick
Discover the best places to go, what to do and where to dine whilst in Keswick.
Keswick is a traditional Lakeland market town situated alongside Derwentwater.
WALK: You can choose from a number of great walks in Keswick, however, we’d recommend Derwentwater via Wella Crag. This walk provides stunning views across the lake from the shoreline and a spectacular summit. We would advise adding a mile onto this walk and venturing onto Surprise View – you won’t be disappointed!
CAFE: The Wild Strawberry is arguably one of the most picturesque buildings in Keswick town centre! It serves a selection of freshly baked cakes and lunches as well as indulgent hot chocolates and coffees, the perfect stop off whilst browsing the shops. Merienda is both a cafe and restaurant famed for its interesting menu packed with seasonal ingredients, we’d recommend stopping by for brunch!
MUST SEE: Castlerigg Stone Circle is composed of 38 free standing stones located on perhaps the most atmospheric sites of all British stone circles. It commands a 360 degree view over the surrounding fells including Helvellyn, Skiddaw and High Seat.
BAR/ PUB: The Dog & Gun is a traditional quaint pub with timber ceilings and flag stone floor. Serving a fantastic selection of cask ales and delicious pub food, The Dog & Gun is a welcome retreat after a long day walking in the Lakes.
SHOP: The famous Keswick Market is held every Thursday and Sunday with over 60 traders offering local produce, art and crafts as well as a selection of celebrated hot and cold foods.
There are so many other places to visit around Keswick, from visiting the best Lake District castles to exploring the ghosts of Cumbria and discovering some of the most haunted places in the Lake District.Blog Archive