The Area

Cumbria House provides the best of both worlds; an elevated position on a quiet street yet only two minutes walk from the market square. We have amazing views from the front of the house towards the Newlands Fells and from the rear over Lattrigg, Skiddaw and Blencathra.

Getting here

 

By road: Keswick is closely linked to the M6. Take the A66 from either northbound or southbound M6 into Keswick

 

By train: Keswick is well served by the West Coast Mainline. From Penrith Train Station you will need to take a bus into Keswick Bus Station at Booths supermarket. We are a short walk through the town from here.

The area

 

Keswick is the Real Lakes; authentic outdoor living on the doorstep combined with unique amenities and attractions, festivals and events.

 

A good place to start to view what’s on offer in and around Keswick is the Keswick Tourist Association at www.keswick.org and www.adventurekeswick.org

Events and Festivals

 

There are numerous events and festivals throughout the year in Keswick and the best place to check the calendar is keswick.org/whats-on/festivals

 

• Keswick Mountain Festival

• Keswick Beer Festival

• Keswick Half Marathon

• Derwentwater Regatta

• Keswick Film Festival and Film Club

• Keswick Victorian Fayre / Christmas Market

• Keswick Christmas Lights Switch-on

Attractions

 

The famous Theatre by the Lake is renowned for the quality of its productions and as Ambassadors, Cumbria House have discounted tickets available so please ask us when you arrive.

 

The Alhambra Cinema is an independent cinema in the Bohemian Quarter which shows both mainstream and art house films. As partners with Alhambra, Cumbria House has special offers for showings so please ask us when you arrive.

 

The Launch at Derwentwater is a spectacular way to see the area around Keswick from the water and it allows you to get off and look around from the different drop off point. We have special discounted tickets available and information on times so please ask when you arrive.

Shops

 

We have a large Booths supermarket and a Cooperative supermarket a short walk away as well as a number of local convenience stores.

On Thursdays and Saturdays Keswick hosts a market with numerous local food stalls.

Keswick also has a huge variety of outdoor clothing and equipment shops. Our favourite is Needle Sports; a local independent store run by staff with a passion for the outdoors. As well as this there is Cotswolds, George Fisher, Blacks, and many more.

Activities

 

Activities are numerous in and around Keswick:

 

Walking/Hiking: The fells are a stepping distance away and you can easily access famous peaks such as Cat Bells, Blencathra, Skiddaw, Latrigg, Scafell Pike, Helvellyn etc from Keswick. We can talk you through all the local routes with maps and directions whether you’re travelling by car or bus so please ask for advice. Also, check out our Facebook site for our Top Ten Walks.

 

Climbing: Indoor climbing is available in the brilliant new King Kong Climbing Centre in the centre of Keswick which includes a Bouldering Wall and Ice Climbing section. For information on climbing outdoors visit www.ukclimbing.com

 

Mountain Biking: Whinlatter Forest offers some of the best trail-based mountain biking in the country; for more information visit: www.forestry.gov.uk/whinlatter There are lots of bridleways around the area as well so please ask us if you want advice on different routes.

 

Swimming: You are in the Lakes so if you are a swimmer or triathlete, Derwentwater is perfect for a dip and fitness training. Please ask us about the different spots to swim.

Fun for children and big kids:

Go Ape

Whinlatter Forest

1.5 Miles from Keswick

 

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Remote Control Boats & Crazy Golf!

 

5 minutes walk from Cumbria House

 

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Boat & Canoe hire at Nicol End

 

1 mile from Cumbria House or 1 stop on the Launch!

 

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Keswick Leisure Pool

 

5 minutes walk from Cumbria House

 

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