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A66 BETWEEN KESWICK AND PENRITH CLOSED OVERNIGHT (8PM TO 6AM) FOR 5 WEEK PERIOD. 

A 73-mile diversion will be put in place when a three-mile stretch of the A66 between Keswick and Penrith is closed for roadworks.The official diversion route, stated by Highways England, will take drivers from Threlkeld near Keswick, along the A66 to Cockermouth, up the A595 to Carlisle and back down the M6 to Penrith.The roadworks will be carried out between Threlkeld and Wallthwaite, from 8.00pm until 6.00am, starting tonight (19th Feb) and lasting until the end of March.

A resurfacing scheme on the A66 from Threlkeld Cricket Club to the layby east of the Wallthwaite junction is continuing with full overnight closures commencing on 19 February from 8pm until 6am each night until the end of March.Clearly-signed diversions will be in place. A signed-diversion, suitable for all types of vehicles, will be in place with eastbound drivers travelling to Penrith via Cockermouth (A595), Carlisle (A689) and the M6, and westbound drivers for Keswick using the same route in reverse.Emergency vehicles will be escorted through the overnight closures as well as the last Stagecoach bus in each direction. Residents that live within the closure will also continue to have access to their properties.
– HIGHWAYS ENGLAND

 

You can see the diversion route on the Google Maps image to the left of this article.

Source: http://www.itv.com/news/border/2018-02-19/73-mile-diversion-set-for-a66-overnight-closure/ 

 

How to find us

 

Keswick is found 16 miles West of Penrith (junction 40 on the M6 motorway), or 16 miles North of Ambleside. Brierholme is conveniently situated in the centre of Keswick.

From Penrith: Exit M6 at junction 40, A66 to Keswick. Take first turning signposted Keswick/Windmere, and on reaching T-junction turn right onto A5271 (town centre 1 mile).  Go down the hill following signs for the town centre, passing Travis Perkins on the right hand side. Continue along Penrith Road passing a petrol station and going under a dis-used railway bridge.  You will then go through a set of pedestrian traffic lights and will see Bell Close car park on your left.  Just before the road bends sharply left, Brierholme is situated on your right hand side, approximately 150 yards from the traffic lights. 

From Ambleside: Head to Keswick on the A591.  On nearing Keswick, go down the hill following signs for the town centre, passing Travis Perkins on the right hand side. Continue along Penrith Road passing a petrol station and going under a dis-used railway bridge.  You will then go through a set of pedestrian traffic lights and will see Bell Close car park on your left.  Just before the road bends sharply left, Brierholme is situated on your right hand side, approximately 150 yards from the traffic lights. 

By Train:  The nearest railway station to Keswick is Penrith on the West Coast Mainline with good connections from London Euston and Glasgow/Edinburgh.  A bus service (X5) can be found immediately outside the station entrance and connects with Keswick in about 40 minutes. Ask to be dropped off at County Corner in Keswick. On leaving the bus, continue in the same direction and Brierholme is situated 150 yards along the road on the right hand side.

Our address:

Brierholme Guest House,
21 Bank Street,
Keswick,
Cumbria,
CA12 5JZ

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Parking

Parking can be quite tight so in the event you arrive early and we are not in we would appreciate it if you could park in the specified spaces so we have enough room for all of our guests.

The front two spaces park diagonally (as per the white line) leaving enough room to allow other cars past. At the back there are two single garages and space on the gravel for two more cars. Here is how you get to the back:

Please note you will need to walk back to the front the way you drove. There is no cut through at the back.

 

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