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Best Places to Visit in Keswick, Lake District

Sucheta Pradhan Jul 3, 2020
Weird meets wonderful in Keswick, a town in England’s Lake District. Keswick has always been one of the popular day-tripping destinations among the Brits, but off-late, it has been attracting many discerning international travelers too.
Located within the Lake District National Park, Keswick is a market town having strong medieval roots and a fascinating history. Keep tapping to some of the best places to visit in this awe-inspiring town, sitting right in the lap of nature.
Derwentwater
This is Keswick’s premium attraction and is located only 10 minutes away on foot from the town center.
The picturesque perimeter of this beautiful lake is marked by mountains and the hollow of the Borrowdale valley.
Catbells
This is one of England’s most treasured fells with a modest height and a moderate grassy slope.
Located on Derwentwater’s western shore, you can climb the scenic circular trail of Catbells and catch great panoramas of Derwentwater and Keswick’s townscape too!
Castlerigg Stone Circle
Castlerigg is believed to have been a meeting place for people traveling from the coast in the west and the Eden Valley in the east during prehistoric times. This stone circle is at least 4,000 years old and is surrounded by some of the most formidable fells in Cumbria County.
Honister Slate Mine
As astounding as it is owing to its rugged natural beauty, the Honister Slate Mine is also the last remaining functional slate mine in entire England. The Honister Pass is also an excellent location for driving and trekking enthusiasts alike.
Keswick Museum 
While in Keswick, you just cannot miss visiting the Keswick Museum.
First opened in 1898, it is known for its peculiar exhibits, including the Musical Stones of Skiddaw, an eight-octave lithophone, Napoleon’s teacup, and a mummified cat, amongst others.
Derwent Pencil Museum
A one-of-its-kind museum, this place is absolutely worth a visit, especially if you’re traveling with kids. The most popular exhibits include the world’s biggest colouring pencil, the world’s first ever pencil, and a set of World War II pencils, which had hidden maps.
Theatre By The Lake
Just a few steps away from the shore of Derwentwater is a beautiful theatre that produces amazing plays every year. Catch a show if you can here. If you’re in Keswick in June, it also hosts local events like the Keswick Beer Festival and the Keswick Mountain Festival.
Hope Park
If you’re seeking some family leisure time, visit Hope Park. It is a mosaic of beautifully landscaped gardens, built in the 1920s by Sir Percy Hope. The garden has free Wi-Fi remote-controlled boats, which are its major attraction.