A Guide To The Lakes – what to do on your visit to Keswick
24 Hours In Keswick: A Guide To The Lakes
The Lake District has been a favourite UK holiday destination for families for as long as we can remember – it’s a region filled with beauty and nature, making it a wonderful place to escape to when city life starts to take its toll on us. For those of you who aren’t too familiar with the lakes, here’s a quick guide to what you can expect from a weekend break to one of the region’s most popular towns, Keswick!
First up is your first taste of the refreshing surroundings of the lakes; when you wake up, expect to find towering peaks topped with snow, bustling market towns and, of course, glistening lakes that stretch for as far as the eye can see. It’ll be an experience that’s so far removed from that of the usual suburban jungle and a refreshing change that’s sure to leave you ready for a day of adventure.
Once you’ve had a bit of breakfast, head for a gentle stroll around Keswick or Derwentwater – it’s the perfect way to start getting acquainted with the gorgeous northern landscape.
Keswick: A Guide To The Lakes – Afternoon Exploring
Once you’ve had your relaxing walks, you can then start to delve into the activities, sights, and history that the Lake District has to offer.
If you enjoy the historical side of things, you can explore the local towns, each of which has its own unique story and heritage, or visit the local stone circles which date back hundreds of years!
Those who want to find out more about the lakes themselves can take a relaxing, yet informative, boat cruise across one of the local waters – if you’re in Keswick, Derwentwater is your closest lake, but you can easily make the journey to Windermere, Coniston or Ullswater.
Wining and Dining
As the evening begins to approach, you’ll likely find yourself looking for a place to eat and drink to bring the day to a close – luckily, Keswick has an abundance of options to please everyone’s palette!
Our top pick is the Brossen Steakhouse, which serves top-quality cuts of meat, as well as some vegetarian and vegan options to tailor to every visitor’s dietary requirements and preferences. For meat-eaters, we’d suggest getting one of the signature steaks, which come cooked to your liking every time.
Once you finish eating, you can head to the adjoining bar in the front or back of the building, where you can grab a nightcap (or two, or three) to see out the night in style!
Where To Stay in Keswick: A Guide To The Lakes
Before you embark on any trip, it’s important to know where you’re going to be staying – once you know this, it’s easier to find travel times, local attractions and routes, so be sure to find your hotel, guesthouse, or B&B before you start to plan anything else.
Inn On The Square is a great base for any Keswick trip – it’s got amenities aplenty, is in the heart of the town, and is attached to the steakhouse we mentioned before! So, if you want great food and even better accommodation, Inn On The Square is the ideal spot for you!
On top of this, the hotel also has a dog-friendly policy that welcomes dogs as it does guests, meaning there’s no need to leave them at home or in a kennel during your Lake District excursion.
We hope this has given you a little bit of an insight into what you can expect to find during a trip to the lakes in the new year, so enjoy your holiday and be sure to soak up as much of the warm, friendly atmosphere as you can!
I hope you have enjoyed this post on Keswick: A Guide To The Lakes – you might also like my post on lovely things to do in the lake district