The trainline that brought so many tourists to Keswick ‘back in the day’ no longer operates, but the town is well located just a few miles from the M6 motorway. Once in Keswick, many of the northern Lake District’s most appealing aspects are nearby, including beautiful lakes, glistening tarns, charming villages, and the mighty fells, hence the great allure of it as a base.

The town itself is worthy of exploration, with plenty of shops and an excellent outdoor market that takes places on each Saturday throughout the year, and on Thursdays from February to December. There are three museums in the town, galleries and craft shops, and the highly regarded Theatre by the Lake. The lake itself is Derwentwater, a ten-minute walk from the town. Various water sports are available, and boats run regularly to take passengers to any of the drop off points around the edge of the lake. There are a host of other attractions nearby to Keswick, and with a good stock of accommodations and places to eat at, visitors are well taken care of here.