Popular Lettings in Keswick
Highlights in Keswick
- England’s biggest national park
- Spectacular hiking trails
- Traditional market town
- Ancient stone circle
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Keswick
Planning a getaway to nature? Looking to make a small, traditional English town your base? Then Keswick may be just for you. A centre of tourism in the Lake District, it is small and quiet, yet has all the amenities to make your stay truly special. Holiday rentals are available throughout the town, including right in the centre, next to the charming town square. Check out the gorgeous lettings situated along the River Greta that snakes out of town. If you prefer to stay in a village whilst remaining close to the conveniences of Keswick, Millbeck and Threlkeld to the north and east, respectively, are really special.Lovely lettings for the whole family
Holiday lettings in and around Keswick are in many cases cosy and delightful barn conversions and farm houses. Some of these lettings are huge, with up to 8 bedrooms at your disposal! Keswick also offers luxurious flats which bring you the best of both worlds, a quiet location yet with all the amenities on your doorstep. They are typically housed in historic buildings with a rich history and their own tales to tell.
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The area and getting around
Keswick is a pretty market town nestled between the huge Skiddaw mountain looming above the town to the north, and the gentle beauty of Derwentwater Lake to the south. Keswick is located in the heart of the Lake District, England’s biggest and most spectacular national park, located in the far northwest of the country, 2 hours’ drive from Manchester and 20 minutes from the M6 – England’s main north-south highway.“You may leave the Lake District, but once you’ve been, it’ll never leave you…”
The Lake District has been the source of inspiration for globally famous writers over the centuries. “But not even Hitler can damage the fells,” wrote Beatriz Potter. “The loveliest spot that man hath found,” pronounced William Wordsworth. “I climbed the dark brow of the mighty Helvellyn, lakes and mountains beneath me gleamed misty and wide,” said Sir Walter Scott, over 200 years ago. Now it is your turn to experience the majestic beauty of the fells, valleys and lakes of this timeless part of the world.
Travellers and activities
Keswick is a popular base for hikers in the Lake District. It gives direct access to the northern and central fells which include the hardy walks up the Scafells, Great Gable, Skiddaw and Blencathra. For those who prefer flatter trails, the most alluring hike is the circular route around Derwentwater. It is a 10-mile trail, properly marked throughout, which takes you on a journey past the natural mural of outstanding beauty that is the Lake District.Keswick for families
The Lake District has all the elements for a successful family holiday. Launch from Keswick on a boat trip along Derwentwater, visit the huge variety of owls at Muncaster Castle, as well as the castle itself, said to be one of the most haunted buildings in England, learn the sport of orienteering in Grizedale Forest, in which you use clues in the landscape to navigate your way between set points, and, of course, teach your children to appreciate and value nature. Take them on short trails to visit waterfalls, stone circles, enchanting forests and lakes, and they will experience how truly wonderful it is to be in the great outdoors with the people you love.
The world’s first pencils were made in Keswick, following the discovery in the area of graphite in the 16th century!
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The Theatre by the Lake is different to your standard performing arts centre. Opened in 1999 on the banks of the Derwent, the theatre itself is every bit as much an attraction as the shows it houses. It may be less than twenty years old, but it’s rich in old world charm and character.2. Shop at the UK’s best market
Voted the UK’s best market in 2017, Keswick market has been trading in the town centre for over 700 years. Saturday is market day, and come for homemade jams, fresh bread, homegrown herbs, specialty foods, and second hand books.3. Check out Keswick’s very own waterfall
Behind the hotel of the same name, the Lodore Falls plunge over huge boulders an impressive 30 metres down a steep cascade to the Borrowdale Valley. Best visited in winter, when you will find a real torrent roaring over the rocks.4. Spend a rainy afternoon at the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery
This museum is full of whimsical exhibits stretching back to Roman times, and includes the famous 700 year old mummified cat, a penny farthing cycle, and a man trap. Don’t miss the relief model of the Lake District which covers 1,200 square miles at a scale of three inches to the mile, showing the falls, valleys and rivers that make up the area.5. Explore an ancient stone circle
It’s hard to imagine a prehistoric monument in a more sublime location than the Castlerigg Stone Circle. The circle is one of the UK’s most historic, having been built nearly 5,000 years old and consisting of 38 standing stones up to three metres high.