Keswick in the North Lakes - Hope Park & Guest Houses with Mountain Backdrop

Keswick in the North Lakes - Hope Park & Guest Houses with Mountain Backdrop

Keswick in the heart of the North Lakes is a Fairtrade town surrounded by the magnificent great peaks of the Northern Fells including Blencathra and Skiddaw. The town is a great favourite for outdoor activity and walking holidays. You'll find everything from family cycling, climbing, fishing, boat trips, challenging hikes and watersports available in and around Keswick and Derwentwater. Walk some of the Lake District's most famous walks around Keswick including beautiful Catbells. The town has a bohemian arts and market town flavour featuring the acclaimed Theatre by the Lake alongside Derwentwater and the independent Alhambra Cinema which hosts the popular Keswick Film Festival annually in February.

Family Friendly

Keswick is great for families with activity adventure centres, lake cruises, gentle and challenging cycling around Whinlatter Forest and a host of attractions from the Cumberland Pencil Museum and indoor climbing walls to a trip down Honister Slate Mine, a tour of the quirky treasures in Keswick Museum and superb family drama at the Theatre by the Lake.

Food & Drink

Foodie fans and lovers of specialist shopping breaks will feel more than at home in Keswick with its huge choice of unique independent gift shops, delis, hidstoric old real ale inns, chic arts cafes and bars, book shops and galleries, a popular cinema which hosts an annual film festival and a plentiful supply of independent outdoor clothing/equipment and bike shops. You're spoilt for choice with places to eat and drink in the town which has a variety of traditional inns, stylish cafe bars, vegetarian and world cuisine restaurants, fish and chip and fine deli takeaways. Many serve Fairtrade drinks and produce!

Walking & Touring

Stroll out to Keswick's ancient Castlerigg Stone Circle with Blencathra backdrop, hire a rowing boat on Derwentwater or take a boat cruise with Keswick Launch. Book a guided walk at The Moot Hall visitor centre - new Ghost Walks now feature in Keswick's walking programme. You've a huge choice of activities and things to do in this beautiful North Lakes market town which hosts a weekly not to be missed Saturday craft and local produce market and a variety of year round festivals and events including walking, beer, film, mountain festivals and Cumberland literature festival 'Words by the Water' based at The Theatre by the Lake.

Where to Stay

Keswick accommodation choice is one of the best in the Lake District catering for all budgets and tastes and featuring some spectacular Victorian guest houses and  beautifully situated holiday cottages with Skiddaw or Blencathra views perfect for walking holidays. Keswick has over 100 hotels, character B&B guest houses and hostels in and around the centre, or opt for one of the many spectacularly situated holiday cottages in surrounding villages like Threlkeld and Braithwaite. Browse and book Keswick accommodation now.

B&Bs around Keswick

  • Bassenthwaite   (4.6 miles from the centre of Near Keswick)
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    Located in Bassenthwaite, in the North of Lake District National Park, Highside B&B offers relaxed accommodation, free Wi-Fi throughout and free public parking on site.
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Accommodation around Keswick

  • Penrith   (7.9 miles from the centre of Near Keswick)
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    £70
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    A beautiful heritage inn at Troutbeck hamlet, midway between Keswick and Penrith, perfect for walking and cycling, In-house restaurant, bar and 7 en-suites. Dog friendly with WiFi.
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  • Keswick   (3.3 miles from the centre of Near Keswick)
    Sleeps 6
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    £420
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    Stylish Thornthwaite holiday apartment set in a former 17th Century coaching inn close to Bassenthwaite Lake. Great walks & cycle rides right from the door. Sleeps 6.
     
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  • Keswick   (1.7 miles from the centre of Near Keswick)
    Sleeps 12
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    £1,025
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    Striking 18th Century cottage with elevated views near Keswick. Ideal for celebrations with state of the art facilities. Pet friendly, large gardens and ample parking. Sleeps 12.
     
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  • Keswick   (3.3 miles from the centre of Near Keswick)
    Sleeps 2
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    £335
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    This lovely cottage is set close to the town of Keswick and sleeps two people.
     
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  • Troutbeck Near Penrith   (7.4 miles from the centre of Near Keswick)
    Sleeps 10
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    £591
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    This superb farmhouse sleeps up to ten people in four bedrooms, and is near the hamlet of Troutbeck, near Penrith and Keswick.
     
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  • Underskiddaw   (1.8 miles from the centre of Near Keswick)
     
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    Situated on the beautiful lower slopes of Skiddaw, Lyzzick Hall Hotel offers impressive mountain views, luxury spa facilities, and an on-site restaurant with extensive wine cellar.
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  • Threlkeld, nr. Keswick   (5.3 miles from the centre of Near Keswick)
    Sleeps 4
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    £304
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 4
     
    Panoramic views to Great Dodd and Helvellyn
     
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  • Thornthwaite, nr. Keswick   (2.9 miles from the centre of Near Keswick)
    Sleeps 2
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    £239
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    This welcoming, cosy, modern cottage adjoining the owner’s home is an ideal holiday base for couples exploring the spectacular northern Lake District. It is quietly situated in ...
     
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  • Lake Thirlmere, Keswick   (4.5 miles from the centre of Near Keswick)
    Sleeps 3
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    £430
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 3
     
    Nestled amidst beautifully landscaped grounds, this attractive, single storey, well-equipped holiday property stands adjacent to Dale Head Hall Lakeside Hotel, which occupies a ...
     
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  • Lake Thirlmere, nr. Keswick   (5.0 miles from the centre of Near Keswick)
    Sleeps 2
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    £256
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    Lakeside 50 metres
     
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