If you’re on holiday in Cumbria, there are various things to do in Keswick, just down the road from our Windermere Spa Hotel. Keswick is approximately a 35-minute drive from Windermere, providing a scenic journey through the beautiful Cumbrian countryside.
Things to do in Keswick
Here is a selection of things to do in Keswick, while away on a package break or extended holiday in the Lake District.
Attractions in Keswick
The Keswick Launch Company
Lake cruises are always among the popular things to do in Keswick and the many waterways of the Lake District. With regular trips taking place from the nearby jetty courtesy of the Keswick Launch Company.
Keswick Pencil Museum
For one of the more unusual attractions in the Lake District, the Keswick Pencil Museum is also proudly home to the world’s largest functioning pencil.
Theatre by the Lake
Live performances take place throughout the year along the shores of Derwentwater, at the Theatre by the Lake complex. Making for a fantastic evening out in Keswick, before returning to your spa hotel in Windermere.
Keswick Brewery Tours
Why not sample some of the finest local ales during a Keswick Brewery tour. Where you can learn about the techniques used during the brewing process and conclude your tour with a visit to the brewery shop.
Festivals and Events in Keswick
27th February to 1st March – Keswick Film Festival
Film fanatics and budding directors come together for the annual Keswick Film Festival. As well as blockbuster new releases and amateur productions, the prestigious Osprey Film Awards are up for grabs.
7th May to 10th May – Keswick Jazz and Blues Festival
The very best in jazz, from solo artists to New Orleans swing bands, descending on Keswick each year for a celebration of live music.
15th May to 17th May – Keswick Mountain Festival
The mountain festival is among one of the more diverse things to do in Keswick, all available within the same weekend. Featuring cross-country running, guided walks and mountaineering, along with guest speakers and live entertainment.
26th June – Keswick Midsummer Festival
Continuing the theme of music festivals in Keswick, the Friday consists of a rock concert in the market square. The Saturday features more of a last night of the proms style celebration, while the Sunday changes pace away from the music, with the Scruffs Dog Show!
Spa Hotel in the Lake District
Enjoy a package break in Windermere at the Aphrodite’s Spa Hotel. Where you can book a room for a romantic weekend in the Lake District, complete with your own personal spa suite and hot tub.