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Places to stay in Keswick

There is a reason why the Lake District is the number one UK holiday destination for many outdoor enthusiasts - the sheer range of different things to see and do. The vast lakes themselves provide opportunities for all manner of waterpsorts from canoeing to windsurfing and sailing, while the hills provide great walking, climbing and cycling routes, and endless caves to explore within them.

A week spent in the Lakes is often not enough for all the activities on offer, but Keswick is a great place to base your stay, providing ready access to all of them and plenty of local amenities.

Hostels in Keswick
Hostels in Keswick

Keswick is a great place to base a break in the Lake District, and YHA has plenty to offer in the region. The Keswick hostel is one of the finest, with its riverside location and views of Skiddaw, one of the highest peaks in the Lakes.


Five Free Things To Do In Keswick

Climb a Mountain
Overlooking Keswick is one of the tallest peaks in the Lake District, Skiddaw. Climbing this mountain is not for the faint-hearted; it is a steep walk to the top but an achievement you can look back on proudly.

Enjoy the water
Keswick is next to Derwentwater, which is three miles long and one mile wide, giving you plenty of picturesque shoreline to walk around, sit and relax by, or even take a dip in!

If you take your bicycle along, you'll be rewarded with a host of great riding routes to suit all ages and fitness levels - on and off-road.

The Puzzling Place
This museum in the town centre is full of extraordinary optical illusions and puzzles guaranteed to leave you scratching your head.

Fitz Park
Fitz Park is a great place for families, as adults can enjoy strolling through the beautiful countryside or play a little miniature golf, while kids can have hours of fun on the extensive outdoor play area.

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