The picturesque town of Keswick dates back to the middle ages, however it was not until 1276 when King Edward I granted a market charter that Keswick became the beautiful market town that you know today. Since then, Keswick has been attracting visitors from across the globe to come and explore this exciting lakeside town. Keswick is located in the heart of the north lakes, and has been referred to as the ‘capital of the Lake District’ in a 1934 newspaper article appearing in The Guardian. Keswick sits between the tranquil Lake Derwentwater and the towering mount Skiddaw, surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges which include Catbells and Grisedale Pike.
With Derwentwater on the door-step and Lake Bassenthwaite just a few miles away (15 minutes in the car), there is plenty to do in and around Keswick. Keswick boasts a number of activity centres which cover a range of activities, such as canoeing, climbing, archery and kayaking. Alternatively, you can grab a pair of walking boots (or hire a pair from the George Fisher shop in town) and go for a hike. Take a look at our Things to do in Keswick to learn more and plan your trip.