Keswick is so much more than just a place to holiday and have fun
Nestled amongst some of the UK's most endearing and idyllic scenery, Keswick is a true haven and proves to be the North Lakes' most loved destination in terms of visitor numbers. Laying in the shadows of the Skiddaw Mountains and beautiful Derwentwater, Keswick is so much more than just a place to holiday and have fun however; it is also a place of tranquillity and a base that is ideal for relaxing and enjoying England's most outstanding natural offerings.
In terms of attractions, none beat the glorious river trips that are on offer. Hiring a boat will allow you to sample the area in the best way possible and will mean that you get the true feel and essence of the place. There are also numerous public parks and gardens that are ideal for picnics as well as many stately homes and art galleries for people who prefer a bit of culture. As well as great 'outdoorsy' activities, Keswick also has its fair share of eateries and indoor entertainment venues including excellent shops including boutique stores and a varying range of coffee rooms, restaurants and snack bars.
A great thing about Keswick is that even though it has all its charms and traditions still in focus as well as plenty of heritage still on full view, it has also moved with the times and can offer an all round visitor experience.
With a population of nearly 5,000 the market town and civil parish is situated just north of Derwent water and is in close proximity to Bassenthwaite Lake - all lay in the historic county boundaries of Cumberland. For people driving to the beauty spot, you will find Keswick on the A66 road that links Workington and Penrith.
Keswick is well-known for its serene beauty, however, it also has plenty more attractions and activities on offer and, regardless of age or taste, provides something for everyone to enjoy. Of course one of the biggest lures to the area is the many walking trails.
The mountains that surround the area are grand and magnificent and are home to both easy and difficult walking opportunities. Whichever way you go however, you are guaranteed to have breathtaking views and truly stunning sights that will prove to be a highlight to any trip to Keswick - make sure you take your camera though, as views as marvellous as these need to be documented.
Keswick has a wide variety of places to dine. This is highlighted with the amount of places to eat. For something a little different, 'A taste of Thailand' restaurant at Shemara Guest House is a treat and is perfect for a romantic evening or a special occasion. Morrels restaurant is also a popular choice if you like good quality English dishes - whether it is for lunch or a main meal on an evening, the place certainly provides great food and a good atmosphere.
There are also many pubs that offer traditional cooked lunches, or if you prefer, the numerous snack bars in the centre all offer sandwiches and drinks.