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Keswick information

Keswick is in the north of the lake district and is where most popular holidays and day trips are planned. In between the Skiddaw Mountains and Derwentwater Lake, the town is based in an perfect location in the Lake Districts National Park.

Catering for the needs of tourists, visitors and holidaymakers, there is a wide range of shops, cafes, tea and coffee rooms, pubs and restaurants. For those who require a holiday accommodation in this part of the Lake District there is a wide range of hotels, guest houses,keswick b&b's , hostels, self-catering cottages, camp sites. To see what bed and breakfasts,cottages and hotels are available
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Attractions in the Northof the Lake district is popular with both tourists and locals, and includes the highly successful Theatre by the Lake, cinema, public parks, gardens, museums, swimming pool, stately homes, many different galleries and of course, the lakes and the spectacular fells.if you want to see some outdoor activities available in keswick then click here or if you want to see our things to do in keswick page click here

History

The town is recorded in the 13th century as Kesewic, meaning 'farm where cheese is made'. It is the name from an Old English cese (cheese) with a Scandinavian initial 'k' and wic.that is where they got the name 'Keswick' .

Robert Southey who was born and bred in Keswick who lived from 1774 to 1843 was a Writer and Poet.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge who was born in Keswick who lived from 1772 to 1834 and was one of the greatest poets at the time.

How to get to Keswick

By Car

The nearest junction serving the North Lake district which will lead to keswick is either from the North or South is J40 of the M6.

From the South, for a scenic route through the Lake District, you can leave the M6 at J36 and take the A591 via Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere. After dark, a better choice is to leave at J40 and take the A66.

By train or bus

The West Coast line is operated by Virgin Trains which has regular5 trains coming to Keswick

National Express Rapide Services from London Victoria to the Lake District take approximately 6 1/2 hours.

National Express Coaches On-line booking is available which also leads to Keswick

Today, the majority of Keswick's businesses are tourist related, providing accommodation and facilities for the tens of thousands of people visiting the area each year. The Keswick Tourist Association publishes an annual guide to the area, including details of annually inspected and approved visitor accommodation. There are a lot of things to don in Keswick there is not a moment there where you feel you are bored and want to go home instead you don't want to go you want stay there forever.

The Keswick Convention is a Christian convention that has met annually in the town since 1875. It typically attracts over 6,000 visitors per year and is usually held in the second and third weeks of July, although it has recently changed to the last two weeks of July and the first full week of August. Notable speakers at the convention have included Billy Graham, John Stott, George Verwer, Peter Maiden, Alistair Begg, Jonathan Lamb, Steve Brady, Vinoth Ramachandra, David Coffey, Joseph Stowell and Anne Graham Lots. The main Convention Centre is located on Skiddaw Street. All these people speak for Keswick for they own good they are not forced into doing it.





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