Keswick tourist and travel information

Keswick tourist and travel information

Keswick Travel Information

Travel Information Keswick is situated at the northern end of the majestic Derwentwater lake. It has become the major centre for tourism in the north lakes.


bus and coach travel

Coaches Keswick - Travel by coach - If you'd like to speak to someone about your journey you can ring Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.

UK A Roads

Roads Keswick - Travel by road - Keswick is on the A 66. A nearby large town is Cockermouth. Keswick is about 130 miles from GLASGOW and about 115 miles from MANCHESTER.

UK A Road

Travel by train

Hire - Penrith Keswick nearby station - Travel by train - Trains from Manchester, London, Glasgow and Edinburgh all stop at Penrith station, a 5 minutes walk from the town centre. Penrith station, Ullswater Road, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7JQ.

Transpennine Express. Tel: 0845 600 1671. Northern Rail. Tel: 0845 00 00 125.

Keswick Tourist Information


Sport Keswick - Sport - The lakes offer great water sports.

Swimming pool


Stores Keswick - Shopping - Woolworths - 15-17 Market Square, Keswick, CA12 5BQ. Tel: 017687 72243..

Town Centre Shopping


Entertainment Keswick - Entertainment and attractions - Theatre by the Lake, Lakeside, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5DJ. Tel: 017687 74411. Alhambra cinema, St Johns Street, Keswick. Tel: 017687 72195.


Other information Keswick - Other information - Brougham Castle, Penrith Tel: 01768 862488. Dalemain House & Gardens, Penrith CA11 0HB. Tel 01768 486450. 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 (photo right).



Keswick hotels


Guest House bed and breakfast in Keswick

Self Catering accommodation in Keswick

Cumbria Map and Attractions

Penrith is 290 miles from London. It is 91 miles from Barrow in Furness to Brampton and 81 miles from Whitehaven to Kirkby Stephen.

Airports Airport indicated is Carlisle airport.

Roads Keswick is on the A66.

Cumbria map

Attractions Attractions (see details below)

Rail Stations Rail Stations (Not all stations shown). There is no station in Keswick.

Local Attractions
Attraction 1 - Hill Top, Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0LF Tel: 015394 36269
Attraction 2 - Laurel & Hardy Museum, 4c Upper Brook Street, Ulverston LA12 7BH Tel: 01229 582292
Attraction 3 - Birdoswald Roman Fort, Hadrian's Wall, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 7DD Tel: 016977 47602
Attraction 4 - Cartmel Racecourse, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6QF - Tel:01539 536340 (
Attraction 5 - Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Ravenglass, Cumbria. Tel: 01229 717171

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Derwentwater"Derwentwater, with the Falls of Lodore and Borrowdale from the Headland beyond Calfclose Bay" (circa 1797-1801) by Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851
This watercolour was worked up from a partly-coloured pencil drawing in a sketchbook Turner used on a tour of the Lake District in 1797. The name 'Joseph Farington' appears on back of this sketch. Farington was an artist whose views of the Lake District inspired Turner's work. In appreciation, Turner asked Farington to choose a study from the sketchbook so that he could paint a watercolour for him as a gift. Derwentwater was the subject Farington chose.

Borrowdale"Bowder Stone, Borrowdale" (circa 1863-8) by Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893)

Atkinson Grimshaw is best known today for the moonlit landscapes of docks and leafy
suburban roads which first made him popular with collectors in the 1870s. However, he launched his career in the previous decade by painting sharply observed daylight landscapes influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites. He may have seen examples of their work in private collections in his native Leeds. A number of Grimshaw's early landscapes were views of the Lake District, like this one, which he sometimes painted with the aid of photographs.

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