Top reasons to visit:

  • Walking (1002)
  • Scenery (403)
  • Hiking (264)
  • Relaxation (249)
  • Shopping (237)
  • Trail Walking (205)
  • Pubs (156)
  • Food (151)
  • Lakes (138)
  • Nature Walks (130)

Keswick was highly rated for hiking by 31 guests from the United States!

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Why do people say Keswick can be seen best by foot?

Dinger413
Dinger413, United Kingdom

19 days ago Report

A really nice walk around Derwent Water, about 8 Miles. You can walk part way around Lake a catch the Keswick Launch to take you back to Keswick if you do not want to walk so far. There is a good Tourist Information Office in the centre.

What effect did the scenery in Keswick have on you?

Pauline
Pauline, Australia

23 hours ago Report

The mountains were spectacular in their changing colours & each of the lakes had their own beauty. Even the town centre was pretty.

What's your best piece of advice for a first-time hiker in Keswick?

Ryan
Ryan, United Kingdom

3 days ago Report

Don't turn up with all the top notch gear. Biggest peak isn't that big in fairness and isn't that hard to get to the tops

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Keswick.

Angela
Angela, United Kingdom

10 days ago Report

Picnic atop Cat Bells looking down over Derwent Water. You just can't beat the view, especially on a bright, sunny day.

How do you get the most out of a country walk in Keswick?

James
James, United Kingdom

10 days ago Report

There are a variety of walks both up mountains and less difficult flatter terrains. You will need removable layers and you will use them. There can be 10 degree differences in temperature and wind chill on the tops. If you can, then get a decent GPS with paths on it. It will save a lot of messing around with maps.

Did the theater performances in Keswick live up to their reputation?

David
David, United Kingdom

16 days ago Report

I saw two performances at the Theater on the lake, The Winterling and Dracula both were very enjoyable.

Why do you recommend Keswick for food?

Angela
Angela, United Kingdom

10 days ago Report

Plenty local produce on sale - baking, meat, cheese, beers. Visit the Pasty Shop - buy a large traditional and if you have room for it, try one of the sweet versions!

What's your best advice for mountain walks in Keswick?

Colin
Colin, United Kingdom

3 days ago Report

Plan in advance, let someone know your route.

How can you enjoy the sights in Keswick while avoiding the crowds?

Stuart
Stuart, United Kingdom

25 days ago Report

Avoid peak times, school holidays

Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Keswick.

Angela
Angela, United Kingdom

10 days ago Report

Great selection of outdoor shops with reasonable prices. Not over commercialised - still plenty shops with 'local' feel. Open air market Thursday and Saturday gives local traders opportunity to show off wares.

Describe the best way to discover the lakes in Keswick.

Angela
Angela, United Kingdom

10 days ago Report

Walk as much as you can. If you're looking to visit several places buy a 'rambler' ticket. It's cheaper and you can get off the bus and spend a little time in each location

What's the countryside best for in Keswick?

James
James, United Kingdom

10 days ago Report

The entire town of Keswick and Derwentwater is surrounded on all sides by mountains.

What's your advice for a first-time mountain biker in Keswick?

Anonymous, Unknown location

7 days ago Report

Head up to Whinlatter forest and speak to cycle wise which is based up there.

What can people expect to see when scuba diving around Keswick?

Elaine
Elaine, United Kingdom

11 days ago Report

One of the most beautiful places in England. Borrowdale and the surrounding area is spectacular. Live it!
  • Family Friendly 19 endorsements

How does Keswick go the extra mile to make your family feel at home?

Dustin
Dustin, United States of America

25 days ago Report

Lots of families of all ages everywhere. All staff are warm and welcoming. There is a reasonably-priced laundromat that came in handy about halfway through the trip.
  • Restaurants 95 endorsements

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

graham
graham, United Kingdom

26 days ago Report

On a Saturday Evening, it is best to book in advance in a restaurant as the alternative is to be cramped tight into full pubs with the emphasis on drinking. Other nights are better space to eat.
  • Gourmet Food 10 endorsements

Is Keswick the place to have a meal to remember? Tell us why.

william
william, United Kingdom

15 days ago Report

the choice of restaurants and prices were brilliant
  • Mountains 80 endorsements

What's your best advice for enjoying the mountains in Keswick?

Anonymous, Unknown location

21 days ago Report

Latrigg a nice beginner fell for walkers.
  • Friendly People 55 endorsements

What makes the people from Keswick so friendly? Tell us your story.

Valerie
Valerie, United Kingdom

11 days ago Report

Lots of small, independent outlets
  • Nature Walks 130 endorsements

How could Keswick protect their nature trails better?

Angela
Angela, United Kingdom

10 days ago Report

Not sure they can do anymore than they're already doing

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