What to do and see in Keswick, England: The Best Budget-friendly Things to do

November 30, 2021 Christa Meece

The star attractions of the area around Keswick are of course the Skiddaw Mountains and beautiful Derwentwater. Sports enthusiasts should plan their holiday for the month of May to take part in the Keswick Mountain Festival. If you are not a climber, you can enjoy the public parks, swimming pools and gardens of Keswick. For evening entertainment try the Theatre by the Lake or the cinema. Keswick has a superb choice of eateries that cater to all tastes.
Restaurants in Keswick

1. Catbells Lakeland Walk

Keswick England +44 1229 587232 http://www.walklakes.co.uk/walk_26.html
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5.0 based on 1,648 reviews

Catbells Lakeland Walk

Reviewed By gburge - Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Who doesn’t visit Cat Bells when visiting Keswick or its surrounding villages. I lovely climb with a lovely view from Newlands or ascend via Little Town to Hause Gate and also visit Maiden Moor or even do a ridge route horse show and descend via Robinson’s for the more experienced walker.

2. Derwentwater

Keswick CA12 5UP England https://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/places-to-go/explore-derwent-water-and-keswick
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5.0 based on 122 reviews

Derwentwater

Reviewed By PennyW1228 - Norwich, United Kingdom

well worth a visit and lots of walks and sights .I would recommend a visit to Ashness bridge for some good photo opportunities and lodore falls is also close by keswick

3. Derwentwater

Derwent Water House Keswick on Derwentwater Nbiughl, Keswick CA12 5RF England +44 17687 72912 http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/placestogo/explorederwentwater
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5.0 based on 2,871 reviews

Derwentwater

Reviewed By carljones1 - Preston, United Kingdom

One of my favourite lakes Just walk down a short way to friars crag for one of the best views The sight is like a panoramic view with mountains lake shapes and valleys see the island opposite and fills the senses with peace and beauty. Perfect when no one else is around though it is very popular. For even better treat visit in spring may time when sun is going down and the bottom of the lake is lit up with shades and colours reflecting in the water one of the most memorable sights you can see. Just pergect

4. Central Fells

Braithwaite, Keswick England
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5.0 based on 48 reviews

Central Fells

5. Newlands Adventure Centre

Stair, Keswick CA12 5UF England +44 17687 78463 [email protected] http://www.activity-centre.com/
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5.0 based on 44 reviews

Newlands Adventure Centre

Newlands Adventure Centre is Keswick's largest provider of outdoor activities and the UK's longest established outdoor activity centre. With some of the best facilities in the Lake District and located in a truly beautiful and unique environment, we are an AALS licensed centre committed to providing you with the best instruction and accommodation available. Have a look at our website for much more information and photos. Activities: All activities are available on both a residential and non residential basis and you can choose from... - Mountain Walking - Archery - Kayaking - Canoeing - Rock or Indoor Climbing - Ghyll Scrambling - 2 High Ropes Courses - Initiative Exercises From a half day taster session to a fully residential week long course, we can cater for a wide rang

Reviewed By rebeccag544 - London, United Kingdom

Great day canoeing and ghyll scrambling with Jack. Had a full tour of Derwent water in the morning, great views and visited a few of the islands. Ghyll scrambling in the afternoon was great fun. Jack explained everything really well and made sure everyone felt safe and had a lot of fun.

6. Keswick Brewing Company

The Old Brewery Brewery Lane Brewery Lane, Keswick CA12 5BY England +44 17687 80700 [email protected] http://www.keswickbrewery.co.uk
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5.0 based on 221 reviews

Keswick Brewing Company

Keswick Brewing Company is a craft brewery within two minutes walk of Keswick town centre. Visit our Fox Tap bar, Beer Shop & enjoy a Tour of the brewery. Brewery Socials on last weekend of month. Brewery Tours - Enjoy the brewery tour which includes sampling a selection of our beers. Discover how beer is made, how we use sheeps wool to brew great beers and what makes our beers green! Brewery Tours Tuesday - Saturday at 11.30am & 1.30pm. Tours can be booked on-line or by phone. Pre-booking recommended. The Fox Tap - Enjoy a beer where it is brewed in our new Fox Tap bar. Open Tuesday - Saturday 12 - 5pm (for extended hours see our website) Beer Shop - with cask beer to take away, bottled & canned beers, merchandise, local gins, cider & gifts. Open Monday - Saturday 10.30 - 5pm. There is no charge for entry to our beer shop or bar. Brewery Socials - Brewery fresh beers, new releases & great street food. Last weekend of month On-line Shop - with free Brewery collection available.

Reviewed By tonyhS3959WL - Salisbury, United Kingdom

My wife (Judy) and I have just enjoyed a fantastic tour of the Keswick Brewery and tasting. Our host, Nigel, was quite superb. So enthusiastic and informative and so welcoming. An excellent visit and the samples of the ales were delicious. Can’t recommend this tour more. Only regret is that the beer is only sold in Cumbria but understandable. Can’t wait to return and sample some more and see the new Fox Tap bar open. Thanks Nigel and good luck from Tony and Judy Hodge of Salisbury.

7. Walla Crag

Borrowdale Road East of Great Wood Car Park, Keswick England http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/borrowdale/things-to-see-and-do/article-1356404520343/
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5.0 based on 174 reviews

Walla Crag

Reviewed By 24576437Mark - Boot, United Kingdom

Halfway through the Keswick 3 peaks route and my brother and I reached this gorgeous crag. It takes you up along a steady climb with stunning views to the west of Derwent Water.

8. B5289 Road

Keswick England
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5.0 based on 55 reviews

B5289 Road

Reviewed By Suratrichard - Surat Thani, Thailand

The B5289 is much more than the Honister Pass although the Pass is probably the most exciting part. This wonderfully scenic road runs from Keswick to Lorton. Initially it runs alongside Derwentwater( there are several parking places) and affords great views of Catbells and the Lake. It carries on through Rosthwaite and Seatoller onto the Honister Pass. The Pass does have some steep sections ( 25%) and can be tricky in winter. It can also get very busy during the summer and at weekends. To add to the fun, sheep are often wandering about on the road. Passing the Honister slate quarry, superb views appear looking down towards the Buttermere valley. The road follows the beck and there are several parking places along the route. Eventually, the road reaches Gatesgarth ( car park available) and then runs alongside Buttermere to Buttermere village with more car parks and several places to eat and drink. Staying on the road through Buttermere, Crummock water comes into view and the left and again the are places to park. After Crummock the road leads to the Lorton area which is only a short drive from Cockermouth. This area has a number of good walks e.g. Around Buttermere or Crummock, Rannerdale and if wanting to go high, Haystacks is a good walk from Buttermere. Any time of the year there is so much to admire and if the road is passable in winter, there's no better sight than driving surrounded by snow covered fells. Occasionally some drivers think the road is a race track but fortunately the vast majority of drivers are not. An absolute must drive when visiting the lakes.

9. Surprise View

Borrowdale, Keswick England
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5.0 based on 122 reviews

Surprise View

Reviewed By chris504019 - Daventry, United Kingdom

I was on a circular walk of derwentwater and the suprise view really lives up to its name. Stunning location and a must see attraction

10. Latrigg

Keswick England http://www.keswick.org/what-to-do/walking-routes/latrigg-walking-route
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5.0 based on 101 reviews

Latrigg

Reviewed By derekw722 - Worcester, United Kingdom

Short sharp upward walk can be avoided by parking on the Skiddaw route. However, the views over the north Lakes is something to behold.

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