Things to do in Keswick
Keswick really has something for everyone and for any weather. For families, Alpacaly Ever After is where children can walk with Alpacas, The Lake District Wildlife Park - the award winning Cumbria zoo, crazy golf in Hope Park and free playground in Fitz Park. For indoors look to the many film screenings at the Alhambra Cinema and Theatre By The Lake.
Adventure is what Keswick does the best. Honister Slate Mine home to Via Ferrata to experience mountain climbing via a cable on the majestic Fleetwith Pike. Also look out for Newlands Adventure Centre for a broad range of outdoor activities and Whinlatter Forest, England's only true mountain forest with walking routes, children’s play & adventure and mountain bike trails. Forgotten kit? No problem as George Fisher the award-winning outdoor gear shop offers a boot hire service.
On the water, well Derwentwater is the place to head to. Derwentwater Marina for the Keswick Launch boat rides and Nichol End Marina offer boat hire, canoeing, moorings and plenty more on the water activities.
One of the newest attractions and places to visit is the Lakes Distillery. Book a tour, sample some of the Lake District’s first whisky blend and now single malt as well as their other spirits. Complete with a shop and a restaurant serving delicious food. The location beside Bassenthwaite is a delight too.
Whilst in the Bassenthwaite area Mirehouse & Gardens is a well worth a visit and also Dodd Wood for not just amazing views of the northern Lakes but it is also home to The Lake District Osprey Project where Bassenthwaite ospreys can be seen from the specially designed viewpoints from April to September.