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Keswick

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World heritage site · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Keswick is an English market town and civil parish, historically in Cumberland, and since 1974 in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. The town, in the Lake District National Park, just north of Derwentwater, and 4mi from Bassenthwaite, had a population of 4,821 at the time of the 2011 census.There is considerable evidence of prehistoric occupation of the Keswick area, but the first recorded mention of the town dates from the 13th century, when Edward I of England granted a charter for Keswick's market, which has maintained a continuous 700-year existence. In Tudor times the town was an important mining area, and from the 18th century onwards it has increasingly been known as a holiday centre; tourism has been its principal industry for more than 150 years. Its features include the Moot Hall; a modern theatre, the Theatre by the Lake; one of Britain's oldest surviving cinemas, the Alhambra; and the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery in the town's largest open space, Fitz Park. Among the town's annual events is the Keswick Convention, an Evangelical gathering attracting visitors from many countries.
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Derwentwater ©
Water Body
Derwentwater
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
The Lakes Distillery ©
Distillery
The Lakes Distillery Bassenthwaite
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
The Puzzling Place ©
Specialty Museum
The Puzzling Place
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Hiking Trail
Catbells Lakeland Walk
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Keswick

Keswick Brewing Company ©
Brewery
Keswick Brewing Company
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Keswick Museum ©
History Museum
Keswick Museum
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Walla Crag ©
Lookout
Walla Crag
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
George Fisher Ltd ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
George Fisher Ltd
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Keswick

Whinlatter Forest Park ©
Forest
Whinlatter Forest Park Braithwaite
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
The Bowder Stone
Geologic Formation
The Bowder Stone Rosthwaite
3.3
Duration: 2 hours
Lodore Falls
Waterfall
Lodore Falls Borrowdale
3.8
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Keswick

Derwent Pencil Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Derwent Pencil Museum
3.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Treeby & Bolton Gallery & Shop ©
Art Gallery
Treeby & Bolton Gallery & Shop
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Viridian Gallery ©
Art Gallery
Viridian Gallery
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum Threlkeld
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Keswick

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Alexandra's of Keswick ©
Shopping Mall
Alexandra's of Keswick
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Ye Olde Friars ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Ye Olde Friars
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Sweet Treats ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Sweet Treats
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Braithwaite General Store
Gift & Specialty Shop
Braithwaite General Store Braithwaite
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Parks in Keswick

Fitz Park ©
Park
Fitz Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Hope Park ©
Park
Hope Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Crow Park ©
Park
Crow Park
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Keswick Rugby Football Club ©
Park
Keswick Rugby Football Club
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Mobile Adventure - Day Adventures ©
Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Mobile Adventure - Day Adventures
5.0
Duration: 3 hours
Castlerigg Stone Circle ©
Ruin
Castlerigg Stone Circle
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Lookout
Alpacaly Ever After Portinscale
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min