Keswick is situated in the North Lakes and is a great place to stay in a self catering holiday cottage. It is a thriving tourist spot all year round, nestled on the banks of lake Derwentwater and surrounded by breathtaking countryside.
It is a haven for casual walkers and ramblers and has been since Victorian days; it is famous for its beautiful fells like Cat Bells, Helvellyn, and Skiddaw.
If you’re a less experienced walker, you can take a walk from your holiday cottage doorstep around the stunning lake and, should your limbs get tired, hop on a pleasure cruiser from one of the many landing bays and sail back to Keswick.
Why Rent a Holiday Cottage in Keswick?
The town centre has lots of inviting shops, restaurants and art galleries, plus there is a weekly market selling local produce. In the evening you could visit the local theatre, to watch one of their productions or perhaps the cinema.
In regards to family attraction, you are spoilt for choice! You can visit the Pencil Museum in the centre, play miniature golf in the well-kept park, walk along the discussed railway track, cruise across the lake and take a picnic on the lakeside.
Exploring Keswick’s Attractions During your Holiday Stay
For an afternoon of fun, visit Go Ape, situated in the Whinlatter Forest near Keswick. Get the adrenaline pumping and ride the zip wire high through the treetops.
Other attractions include:
The Pencil Museum – where you can be stunned by the world’s longest pencil, explore the history of pencils, or join a family fun day to doodle and draw to your heart’s content!
Theatre by the Lake – just make sure to check in advance what is showing during your stay and enjoy an exciting afternoon or evening out.
Trotters World of Animals – spend the day exploring the 25-acre animal park with over 100 species, some of which are endangered, watch the daily bird of prey demonstration, have fun in the indoor and outdoor play areas.
If that’s not your cup of tea, you can always walk from the town centre to Casterigg Stone Circle and view the prehistoric circle with 38 stones, plus ten inner stones. Remember your camera as this is a great spot to see the fells of Skiddaw and Lonscale.
Places To Rent A Holiday Cottage in Keswick
Here are some of the places you can visit and rent your cottage in:
Cockermouth, positioned on the edge of the Lake District national park, an excellent place to be based in a holiday cottage so that you can visit the fun of the coast, lakes, and fells.
The small village of Portinscale is just 1 mile from Keswick by foot and is on the edge of lake Derwentwater. Enjoy a quiet holiday break away in a cottage in this quaint village with a shop, pub, and tearoom, ideal for a walking holiday.
Coniston village has some of the most vivid scenery in the Lake District, famous for its two lakes split by Furness fells. This area has attracted many artists and poets over the years and is enjoyed today by walkers and water activity enthusiasts. Coniston offers a small but lovely selection of local shops and traditional pubs, where you can rest in front of an open fire and reflect on your day before returning to your cosy holiday cottage.