The small town of Keswick is situated in the county of Cumbria, in the far north-west of England. This is a particularly attractive part of the UK and surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of The Lake District National Park, which is by far the biggest attraction for thousands of tourists to the town every year. The town has a number of popular attractions to offer and there are ample other towns nearby to explore on your holidays in Keswick. You are likely to find self catering accommodation in either apartments in the centre of town, or cottages on the outskirts and rural environs.
Visitors on their holidays in Keswick will actually be spoilt for choice when it comes to activities to keep all members of the travelling party fully entertained. The Lake District National Park will have the biggest pull on you whilst you are staying within the area. Keswick is only a stone’s throw away from one of the largest lakes in the area - Derwent Water - and it is worth taking time out of your schedule to explore this gorgeous body of water. England’s largest lake - Windermere - is also only a short drive away. Other popular activities in the Keswick and Lake District area include hill and mountain climbing, nature walks, abseiling, swimming, cycling and mountain biking, horse riding, golf and lake and river fishing.
Holidays in Keswick will reveal that there are a myriad attractions to enjoy during your time in the area. The town has a couple of museums (some more interesting than others, depending on your interests), these include The Keswick Museum and Art Gallery, The Cars of the Stars Motor Museum and believe it or not - The Cumberland Pencil Museum (if you can bear the excitement!). Whilst in this part of the world, you simply must spare plenty of time to explore the great towns of Windermere and Bowness. This is definitely the area of Cumbria that has the most tourist attractions and facilities to enjoy. Take a ride on one of the many boat trips that travel along Lake Windermere.
Your holidays in Keswick will be spent in one of the wettest parts of England, so do pack accordingly. In the hills it can be exceptionally wet and if you are planning any hiking tours in The Lake District - check weather forecasts meticulously before venturing out and be prepared for weather conditions to change very quickly. Summer highs can reach the low-twenties degrees Celsius and Winter lows tend to average out at around 6 to 8 degrees. Snow is common on the highest ground during Winter but fairly average at lower levels.
If the idea of holidays in Keswick now seems like the perfect idea for you, the M6 motorway is usually the easiest way of finding your way to the area. There are regular train services to this part of Cumbria. If you intend to travel to the area by air, Manchester Airport (MAN) is just down the M6, as is Liverpool (LPL) and Leeds-Bradford (LBA) is not too far away either.