Lying at the Northern brim of the Lake District National Park, Keswick offers a great diversity of activities and places to visit at any time of the year, making it one of our favourite places when planning a day out. Surrounded by some of the most beautiful fells in the park and boasting picture perfect valleys and waters spanning in all directions, it's a treasure trove of nestled country pubs, interesting places to eat and outdoor shops that cater to all kinds of visitor.
A short drive or a moderate walk from Keswick along the East side of Derwentwater and up a bit of a hill you will find two of the most iconic views in the Lake District. Ashness Bridge you will recognise from countless brochures and websites and a little further there is a car park and the wonderfully named Surprise View, both are well worth the effort and you will go home with some great photos
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Keswick town centre is permeated with interesting and exploratory guinnels and archways hiding some great artisan shops and cafés. An outdoor enthusiast's dream shopping experience, is the place to go for anything gear related whether it be for a short bimble or hearty hike. Their friendly staff are always on hand to help advise and answer questions and the store provides our very own Brimstone Hotel with the gear we keep available for use by guests in our Arctery'x Bootroom.
Castlerigg Stone Circle is always worth a quick visit when driving through Keswick. Constructed around 3000 BC in the Neolithic period, it's one of 5 stone circles of its kind in the National Park and in good weather, offers stunning panoramas of the Lakeland fells.