Keswick bed and breakfast guest house with B & B holiday accommodation in Keswick, the Lake District, UK
Out & About
The charming and historic town of Keswick, nestling as it does amongst some of the finest fells in the Lake District national park, offers a wide range of independent shops, tea rooms, museums, cafes, bars and probably the most enviable selection of outdoor retail outlets in the country. There is an excellent bus service into Borrowdale and the Keswick Launch Company runs a regular service from the boat landings which takes you on a 50 minute tour of Derwentwater. You can hop on and off at any of the stops to explore the lakeshore and woodland paths. The launch is also an excellent way to get to the foot of Catbells.
As well as the many restaurants, cafes and bars, Keswick has its very own cinema and is also the home of the stunningly located "Theatre by the Lake", which offers year-round professional productions. Brierholme is a member of the Theatre's Ambassador Scheme and discount vouchers are available to guests. Just ask for details when booking.
The Great Outdoors
Keswick and the Northern fells are a magnet for fell walkers, scramblers and climbers. From flat strolls along the shores of Derwentwater to gruelling hikes over some of the toughest and highest fells in England, the area has walks for everyone. Keswick Tourism Association has produced a number of walking routes available to download. Choose from short, scenic picnic strolls to full days through spectacular landscapes.
There is a wide range of other outdoor activities to be enjoyed in and around Keswick, from mountain biking, fishing, paragliding, rock climbing to kayaking, dinghy sailing and windsurfing.
For wildlife lovers, there are special hides and viewpoints where you can see otters, ospreys, red squirrels and roe deer.
A collection of maps, guidebooks and tourist information is available at Brierholme to help you plan your day's activities. A Lake District mountain weather forecast is also posted every morning in the breakfast room.
Keswick Events and Festivals
|16th - 19th Febuary 2017||Keswick Film Festival|
|3rd-12th March 2017||Words by the Water|
|2nd April 2017||Buttermere 10 Trail Run|
|30th April 2017||Keswick Half Marathon|
|6th May 2017||Keswick to Barrow Walk|
|11th-14th May 2017||Keswick Jazz & Blues Festival|
|June 2017 – Date TBC||Derwent Water Epic Swim|
|2nd-3rd June 2017||Keswick Beer Festival|
|2nd-3rd June 2017||Bassenthwaite Festival|
|7th June 2017 (six week period)||Keswick Street Theatre|
|8th-11th June 2017||Keswick Mountain Festival|
|18th June 2017||The Lakesman Triathalon|
|23rd-25th June 2017||Keswick festival|
|24th June 2017||10 in 10 - MS Charity Peak Walking Challenge|
|08-09 July 2017||Derwentwater Regatta|
|15 July - 4 Aug 2017||Keswick Christian Convention|
|5th-13th August||Bassenthwaite Regatta|
|28 August 2017||Keswick Agricultural Show|
|02 September 2017||Derwentwater Trail Race|
|03 September 2017||Loweswater Show|
|9th Septmeber 2017||Buttermere Triathlon|
|September 2017 – Date TBC||Borrowdale Shepherds' Meet|
|October 2017 – Date TBC||Buttermere Shepherds' Meet and Show|
|2017 – Date TBC||Jennings River Ride|
|5th November 2017||Derwentwater Ten|
|24th November 2017||Keswick Christmas Lights Switch On|
|1st-24th December 2017||Keswick Live Advent|
|3rd December 2017||Keswick Victorian Fayre|
Below are just some of the great activities that you can enjoy within the local area:
Honister Slate Mine
Whinlatter Forest/Altura Bike Trail
Go Ape at Whinlatter
Keswick Mountain Bike hire
Nichol End Marina
Keswick Adventure Centre
Theatre By The Lake
Alhambra Cinema Keswick
Our Favourite Places to Eat Out
Casa Bella - Lovely Italian just a few minutes walk from Brierholme. Adam recemmends the "Amalfi"... Its beautiful!
The Square Orange - Great for a bit of late afternoon Tapas. Fab atmosphere too.
Dog and Gun - The "Hungarian Goulash" is a must try!