Towns and Villages

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Keswick Town Centre

Keswick is the most popular centre for tourism in the North Lake District. Keswick's mainly traffic free town centre has a wide range of specialist shops and galleries, a busy weekly local market, excellent tearooms and cafes for morning coffees, lunches and afternoon teas. For the evenings there is no shortage of cafes, pubs and restaurants offering a range of Cumbrian and International cuisine.

Whatever you're looking for - history, culture, scenery, activity or just relaxing Keswick has something for everyone. A gentle stroll from the town centre though beautiful parks leads to the shores of Derwentwater, a truly delightful lake, studded with small islands and surrounded by magnificent fells. For those in search of culture the Theatre by the Lake offers music, theatre, dance and much more. For artists and photographers and artists the landscape is without equal. Many people come to Keswick and the North Lakes especially for the wide range of outdoor activities such as paragliding, rock climbing, fell walking, cycling both on and off-road, pony trekking, canoeing, sailing, - or you can simply relax and enjoy the magnificent views or take a lake cruise. The options are endless. The area also plays host to a variety of events and festivals throughout the year, such as a literary festival, jazz festival, film festival and beer festival!

To get full enjoyment from the area a good place to stay is essential.

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The various photographic images on this website are copyright of Jenkin Hill Internet or Keswick Tourism Association or Cumbria Tourism or Kelvyn Sheppard.