Out & About

Keswick is located in the Northern Lake District, at the foot of the Skiddaw mountain range and at the Northern end of Derwentwater, the widest lake in the Lake District. The town attracts a wide range of visitors who enjoy the beauty of the area. There is a variety of shops, restaurants, cafes and galleries, a cinema, museum and theatre. There are also some stunning parks and the nearby lake which combined with a number of places of interest nearby make this an exciting area to stay.

Keswick is a haven for walkers who can enjoy some of the best and most famous walks in England. There are many other activities to choose from in the area including cycling and water sports, and various sporting events take place throughout the summer.

To add to your enjoyment, San Ging is part of the Theatre by the Lake Ambassador scheme and guests receive a discount on tickets to in-house performances. The discount code will be shared with guests.

Walking & Other Activities

View of Keswick and Derwent Water froma wooden bench on Latrigg fell. The Catbells, Newlands Valley and Honister fells can be seen in the distance. St John's Church spire can be seen in the town and the lake is very still providing mirror reflections of the hills.

Visit Keswick, the official visitor website for Keswick, has a wealth of information about Keswick and the surrounding area.

Ideas for walks – Download walking routes from the Visit Keswick Website

Keswick Canoe Company – Canoeing and bushcraft activities to suit all ages, abilities and requirements – families, couples, individuals and groups are all welcome.

Whinlatter Forest – England’s only true Mountain Forest. Offers a variety of activities including mountain biking, Go Ape, walking trails and family fun and much more.

Derwent Water Marina offers boat hire, paddle craft hire, taster sessions and courses. All set on one of the prettiest lakes in the Lake District.

Keswick Golf Club – At the heart of the beautiful English Lake District, Keswick Golf Club offers a unique golfing experience, with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Lakeland Fells, including Blencathra, Skiddaw and the Helvellyn Range

Keswick Adventures – as the name suggests, a variety of exciting outdoor adventures and things to do in Keswick, the adventure capital of the Lake District.

Keswick Climbing Wall – Keswick Climbing Wall and Outdoor Activity Centre has something to keep every member of your group or family happy – whether they’re into rock climbing and ghyll scrambling, kayaking and canoeing or archery and mountain walking.

Places of Interest

Theatre by the Lake – Famous theatre located near Lake Derwentwater. The theatre has brought the magic of theatre and the excitement of the imagination to one of Britain’s loveliest and remotest counties.

Keswick Pencil Museum – Located in Keswick, the home of the first pencil, visitors enter this museum through a replica graphite mine which would have served as the source of the pencil industry over three centuries ago. A journey of graphite and pencil discovery from its humble beginnings as a cottage industry to modern day production.

Alhambra Cinema – two screen independent cinema in Keswick showing all the latest releases and more.

Honister Slate Mine – Watch slate splitting and take tours down the mines, or try the Via Ferrata