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With the beautiful Derwentwater Lake close by and Skiddaw mountains in the distance, there is plenty for visitors to see, do and enjoy in Keswick.
The Lake District is a stunning part of the county and is a great destination for a short break or holiday in any season.
There are plenty of lodges with hot tubs in and around Keswick which provide the perfect base for exploring the Lake District.
Whether you’re looking for a peaceful break with beautiful surroundings or want an action-packed holiday with lots of activities for the whole family, Keswick is a great destination for everyone.
has a great selection of beautiful lodges and is less 10 miles from the town centre. Surrounded by stunning countryside, mountains and lakes, this is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing break in the Lakes.
Providing the perfect base, staying in a luxurious lodge at the Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat will still give you plenty of opportunities to explore the very best that the Lake District has to offer.
Several lodges have a hot tub, perfect for relaxing after a busy day exploring and pet-friendly lodges are also available so your furry friend can join in the fun.
On-site facilities include a bar and restaurant, gym and spa and a small shop. Ideal for the whole family or a romantic retreat, the Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat lodges with hot tubs are an excellent choice for your next trip to the Lake District.
The small lodge park is the perfect getaway for families, friends and couples. And with lots of pet-friendly lodges available, you can bring your furry friend with you!
Just 6 miles from Keswick town centre, the Bassenthwaite Lakeside Lodges are in a great location for relaxing and exploring the Lake District.
From your doorstep, you can wander through the stunning countryside, go canoeing on the lake and visit some of the popular attractions in Keswick before returning to your cosy and luxurious lodge.
All lodges have a hot tub, perfect for the ultimate relaxation after a day of exploring.
Herdwick Croft are a range of gorgeous dog-friendly holiday lodges situated in Bassenthwaite, near Keswick. Surrounded by beautiful scenery and sleeping up to 4 guests, these luxury lodges would suit a couple or a family seeking a cosy home away home in the heart of the Lake District.
Set over two floors, the cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an open plan kitchen and dining room and a living room with electric fire for cosy nights on the sofa. Each accommodation here has a private bubbly hot tub just for your use.
The private garden is ideal for letting your dogs and children play outside safely. Plus, there is a picnic table and a hot tub where you can enjoy a soak with a view after a long day exploring the Lakes.
There is so much to enjoy on a lodge break in Keswick from walking trails, shopping, eating and drinking in the town centre and the Derwent Pencil Museum.
Boat rides on Derwentwater and a hike to the Castlerigg Stone Circle are two very popular outdoor activities that are a must when visiting Keswick.
In the heart of the Lake District, Keswick is a beautiful market town that attracts visitors all year round. Surrounded by mountains and hills and within walking distance to Derwentwater Lake, there is so much to explore in Keswick.
The town also has several attractions and activities, providing something for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you want a relaxing romantic break or an action-packed holiday with family, the Lakes is the perfect destination.
1. Keswick Launch
Experience a lake cruise or hire your own boat on Derwentwater Lake, in the Lake District. One of the best ways to view the Lake District, the Keswick Launch gives visitors the perfect chance to explore Derwentwater and the activities that surround the stunning lake. Hire your own motorboat or rowing boat and become a captain for the afternoon!
Or sit back, relax and soak up the beautiful views of the surrounding fells including Catbells, on the lake cruise. Guests can enjoy a full 50-minute cruise or disembark at one of the eight stops where you can explore Lodore Falls, Ashness Bridge and Lingholm.
2. Derwent Pencil Museum
Home to the world’s first pencil! The Derwent Pencil Museum is a replica graphite mine offering visitors a chance to discover the beginnings of the pencil through to how it is still made to this day and well worth a visit during your lodge holiday.
There is plenty to see including hidden WW2 pencils, some of the largest colouring pencils in the world, special pencils such as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee pencil and much more. And of course, there is a gift shop, coffee shop and workshops. With something for everyone, the Derwent Pencil Museum is fun for the whole family, especially on a rainy day.
3. Puzzling Place
If you’re looking for something fun and unique when you’re on your break in Keswick, Puzzling Place is a good choice. The attraction is full of optical illusion exhibits including an anti-gravity room, 3D pictures and the Ames Room where you appear to shrink when you walk across the room! Located just off the main street in Keswick, this is a very fun activity for the whole family.
A hot tub break to the Lake District would not be complete without enjoying a walk on one of the many walking trails. Catbell’s is one of the most popular fells in the Lakes and is a relatively short but steep climb that provides stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and Derwentwater.
Perfect for an afternoon or evening walk, especially in the summer months, the Catbell’s walk is suitable for all the family.
5. Castlerigg Stone Circle
Just 1.5 miles from the centre of Keswick, the Castlerigg Stone Circle is a must-see. One of 1,300 stone circles in Britain, it stands as one of the most extraordinary and earlier stone circles consisting of 38 free-standing stones, up to 2.5 meters in height.
The prehistoric monument provides visitors with stunning panoramic views of the surrounding fells. Ideal for an afternoon walk, the Castlerigg Stone Circle is easy to access and definitely worth the visit.