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Keswick and Area

George Fisher webcamSituated at the northern end of the majestic Derwentwater Lake, Queen of the English Lake District, and at the entrance to the great Borrowdale valley, lies Keswick - one of the world's most beautiful places.
This pretty market town offers a wide range of attractions for visitors, from shops and museums, boating trips around Lake Derwentwater and countryside rambles to climbing and fellwalking. Few areas can offer a better variety of walking and climbing opportunities. The lakes offer great water sports, or you could go horse riding, paragliding or play golf, tennis, bowls.

Finding Keswick

Keswick is the premier tourist town of the northern Lake District in the north of England and has excellent travel links - it can be reached easily by rail and car and is close to several airports. Penrith, 30mins. by car to the east is the hub for both the West Coast main rail line from Euston, London to Glasgow and the M6 motorway, the main north-south route with links to all major ports. Keswick is only 2hrs. from Manchester International Airport with its own rail link, Liverpool John Lennon Airport which is a major hub for budget airline Easyjet and Glasgow Prestwick. For more information log onto www.keswick.org Finding Keswick.
www.keswick.orgKeswick and the North Lakes area welcomes many visitors each year from all over the world to enjoy our scenery, culture, history and heritage, visitor attractions, shopping and of course outdoor activities.
In recent years we have developed a festival image with music, film, literature and sporting events at the forefront. Therefore I am excited that we have been chosen to host the World Masters in September 2005 which further adds to our 'brand image'.
Keswick and the immediate Borrowdale valley boast some of the finest mountain runners in the UK so please note that competition will be very keen!
I would not be doing my job properly if I did not encourage you to spend at least 2 or 3 days in our area in order to soak up the atmosphere. If you require our 2005 Accommodation Guide, available from end November 2004, please ring our local Tourist Information Centre on 017687 72645. This information is also available on our extensive website www.keswick.org which also includes online accommodation availability.
A warm welcome awaits you.
Duncan Miller - Chairman, Keswick Tourism Association