Cumbria and the Lake District in the 18th Century was steeped in legend and mystery. Find out more on a Lakeland Hauntings Ghost Walk in Keswick. Lakeland Hauntings are one of Cumbria’s newest attractions – walks are guided by ‘The Lady’, a character in full Victorian mourning dress. ‘The Lady’ in question is Jane Dickens, an actor born and bred in Cumbria with a host of spooky stories to tell …. if you dare follow her. Ghost Walks are available in Keswick and Cockermouth, and are proving incredibly popular with visitors. Special fireside ghost tales are also available during autumn and winter. Browse the Lakeland Hauntings website for forthcoming Ghost Walk dates and times – walks last around 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Ghost Tours in Keswick
Follow ‘The Lady’ around the slate built houses of Keswick centre and beyond if you’re brave enough, and learn about the market town’s darkest secrets, mysteries and legends. Keswick Ghost Walks begin and end in the centre at The Moot Hall information point, and they take in a couple of hills en-route. Walks are suitable for children over 10 years – ensure you are suitably clothed for the weather.
Getting Here/Where to Stay
Fairtrade town Keswick has over 100 hotels, B&B guest houses and hostels, as well as a superb selection of self-catering town houses and cottages in both the centre and surrounding villages such as Threlkeld, Portinscale and Braithwaite. The town is easily reached off the M6, Junction 40 –and along the scenic A66 (around a 30 minute drive). Whether you’re looking for a relaxing weekend break in the Lakes or an adventure escape, Keswick with its great choice of accommodation, attractions, independent shops and outdoor activities is the perfect choice. The town is tops for families, with lots to do all year round from crafts and activities at the Pencil Museum to crazy golf at Hope Park and indoor climbing walls.
Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.