Keswick attractions

Keswick attractions

KeswickKeswick lies in Cumbria, a county formed from the old counties of Cumberland, Westmorland, and part of North Lancashire, and now England's second largest county in size. Here you will find the beautiful Lake District National Park with spectacular mountain scenery, forest trails and lakeside paths around the 16 major lakes. The almost alpine landscape of England's highest mountains are a draw for the millions of visitors who pour into the park each year, where for 200 years, it has been the inspiration for artists, poets and writers who have made their home here.

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Attractions Brougham Castle, Penrith Tel: 01768 862488 - The ruins of this 13th century fortress stand on the banks of the River Eamont, a mile and a half south of Penrith. The castle was restored by Lady Anne Clifford in the 17th century and overlaps the site of a Roman fort. About 15 miles from Keswick .

Brougham Castle, Penrith

Dalemain House & Gardens

Attractions Dalemain House & Gardens, Penrith CA11 0HB. Tel 01768 486450. On the A592 between the A66 and Ullswater. A Georgian facade grafted onto a largely Elizabethan house with grand public rooms and ample grounds. About 13 miles from Keswick .

Dalemain House & Gardens
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AttractionsCastlerigg Stone Circle, Cumbria - Castlerigg is one of the most beautiful stone circles in Britain, set in a splendid position in an open field surrounded by the Lake District's mountains. It is thought to be one of the earliest circles in Britain and dates from around 3000 BC. Its 38 stones are placed in an slightly oval shape of 30m (100ft) in diameter. About 2 miles from Keswick .

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Attractions Keswick makes a good base for exploring beautiful Borrowdale, the start of many walking routes to the central peaks around Scafell and Scafell Pike, the highest in England at 3205ft and Great Gable, one of the finest looking mountains. Also accessible from Keswick is Hellvelyn at 3117ft, with the knife-edge Striding Edge providing one of the best-known scrambles in the Lake District.

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Mirehouse

Attractions Mirehouse is a remarkable historic house and gardens facing Bassenthwaite Lake. The gardens contain 4 wooded adventure playgrounds, varied sheltered gardens and lakeside walks through woods and parks. Here there is a small open-air theatre, built in 1974 for the reading of 'Morte d'Arthur' to the Tennyson society at the place where it is thought that Tennyson, who often stayed at Mirehouse, composed much of the poem. About 5 miles north of Keswick.

Mirehouse

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