There are lots of things to see and places to visit in and around Keswick.

Whinlatter Mountain Biking

Whinlatter puts the mountain back into biking, making full use of its landscape to offer some fantastic trails. The red graded Altura trail was opened in 2009 and is already a classic.


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Lake District Osprey Project

In 2001 a pair of ospreys, which nested beside Basssenthwaite Lake, became the first wild osprey to breed in the Lake District for over 150 years. The birds return every summer to the area.

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Moot Hall, Keswick

In the centre of Keswick now containing the Tourist Information Centre, this building dates back to 1813 on an earlier 16th Century site. On Saturdays a market is held around the Moot Hall.

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Go Ape – Whinlatter

Swing through the trees, climb cargo nets, and tackle obstacles high up in the trees, with a forest adventure at Whinlatter Forest.

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Theatre by the Lake

One of the most beautifully located theatres in all of England, just a few hundred yards from Derwentwater. A year-round professional drama production, it provides a variety of entertainment to suit all tastes.

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Keswick Museum & Art Gallery

A local Victorian Museum revealing Keswick’s surprising past, including its many ‘firsts’ and its famous residents. The 1897 purpose built museum is set in beautiful Fitz Park and has retained its original Victorian feel.

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Alhambra Cinema

The cinema offers 1st class entertainment in traditional surroundings. The cinema prides itself on its tasteful decor, comfortable environment & impeccable customer service.

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Honister Slate Mine

Why not go deep underground when the weather isn’t at its best, and enjoy a tour with a difference at Honister Slate Mine. The braver souls should try the Via Ferrata.

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Keswick Leisure Pool

Keswick Leisure Pool and Fitness Centre offers a unique leisure experience in Allerdale. With its warm waters, wave machine and ‘black hole’ flume there is fun for all the family.

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Keswick Boat Launch

The Keswick Boat Launch provides frequent trips around Derwentwater in both directions; stopping at Keswick, Ashness Gate, Lodore, High Brandelhow, Low Brandelhow, Hawse End and Nichol End.

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