Keswick is a charming town situated in the Lake District on Derwent Water, within easy reach of Borrowdale and Bassenthwaite. The town has a fine selection of self catering accommodation ranging from old stone cottages to stylish barn conversions, all offering visitors a choice of water sports on the lake or amazing walks in the fells. Keswick is an idyllic town and location in the Lake District National Park on Derwent Water Lake. The enormous lake is perhaps Keswick’s largest selling point with activities such as rowing, sailing and fishing, all enormously popular pastimes.

The lake itself is beautiful and on a bright sunny day the views across it are outstanding. If you’re not gliding across its surface by boat, you could spend the day just gazing at it and lying in the sun.

Away from the water and back on land there are many attractions that will appeal to culture lovers seeking a holiday in an idyllic location, such as the ever-popular Theatre by the Lake, the cinema and enormous parks. Plan a special winter break at the end of February to combine winter walks with screenings at the Keswick Film Festival in the evenings. Literary lovers will appreciate an early spring holiday during daffodil time at the Words on the Water Literature Festival. During the rest of the year, admire the photography and artwork inspired by the fantastic surroundings in many art galleries dotted throughout the town. If you want to take a break from cooking in your cottage, you won’t go hungry, as Keswick is full of tempting cafes, tea-rooms and restaurants.

The most popular attraction to the area is naturally the opportunity to walk or hike over the acres and acres of spectacular fells, tors and rivers that comprise the Skiddaw Mountains. Go hunting for waterfalls or take a light stroll through the outstanding countryside and enjoy the wildlife that inhabits the Lake District National Park. Whatever you decide to do it’s guaranteed that it is more than the wind that blow you away while on holiday here, it will be the sheer beauty of this part of the Lake District.