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Keswick Attractions


Honister Slate Mine

Located at the head of the Honister Pass in the centre of the Lake District, we produce the world famous Westmorland Green– a beautiful, functional material that has been extracted here for centuries.
Our slate is 400 Million years old!



Cumberland Pencil Museum

Join us in celebrating 175 years of pencil making here in Keswick in the heart of the Lake District. Enter the museum through a replica of the Seathwaite Mine, where graphite was first discovered, journey through the history of pencil making, marvel at the world's longest pencil and finally relax in our coffee shop while the kids follow the quiz trail and express their creativity in the Drawing Zone. Open all year we are an ideal all weather attraction for all the family.

Theatre By The Lake

Theatre by the Lake is a year-round professional producing and presenting theatre which provides a service through the performing arts to communities of, and visitors to, Cumbria.  The core programme is home-produced professional drama productions, including a six month summer season of six plays in repertoire, a major Christmas production and at least one other production in the Spring of each year.

Hope Park

Hope Park, strategically located between town centre and lake, was donated to the town in 1925 by Sir Percy Hope. The land was previously an area for the grazing of horses which were used to transport charabancs from Keswick Railway Station to the various hotels in the town

Fitz Park

Fitz Park has a riverside setting with glorious open views towards Skiddaw and Latrigg. The Lower Park has a large open recreational area, cricket pavilion and children's playground. In summertime you can enjoy watching the local cricket teams who play in the centre of the park or picnic alongside the River Greta. The Upper Park is a smaller formal area with bowling green, tennis and putting amid specimen trees and shrubs. The Games open on Friday 3rd April 2009 until Sunday 27th September 2009.

The Puzzling Place

Puzzling Place is a fixed location Tourist Attraction that opened to the public in Museum Square, Keswick on the 7th of July 2001. It is the product of two years work by local brothers Tim and Andrew. Our aim was to open a gallery style exhibition that was different to anything experienced before, both in content and the relaxed, informal ambience of the place that couples education with the elements of fun and surprise.

Lake District Tours

Welcome to the Lake District Tours website which specialises in Bus tours around the English Lake District in Cumbria. You may choose from a range of minibus tours to suit your travel arrangements or we can provide tailor made trips specifically organised for your party. Pick ups can be from Keswick, Grasmere or Ambleside.

Keswick Alhambra Cinema

Situated on St Johns Street, the Lonsdale Alhambra cinema offers first class cinema entertainment in traditional surroundings.
Open seven days a week, the cinema prides itself on its tasteful decor, comfortable environment and impeccable customer service. The Lonsdale Alhambra staff are so confident of the first class service, that on Sunday evenings a money back guarantee is offered should they fail to meet customer expectations in any way.

Derwentwater Lake Cruises

The launches start their journey from the Keswick boat landings and cruise around the lake stopping at seven lakeshore jetties where you may embark or join the various boats. Alternatively, stay on the boat and enjoy the 50 minute trip around Derwentwater.

Bassenthwaite Lake and Ofspreys

The Lake District Osprey Project is managed by a partnership of the Forestry Commission, Lake District National Park Authority and Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.


Trotters World Of Animals

Trotters World of Animals is a small zoo that is home to a range of animals that includes exotic species, birds of prey and reptiles. Handling of the animals is actively encouraged and there are displays and demonstrations held throughout the day.

The zoo is open all year round, except for Christmas and New Year, and is located to the north of Bassenthwaite Lake, close to Armathwaite Hall and the Castle Inn.

Mirehouse Historic House & Gardens

Set in the heart of the North Lake District, three miles from Keswick, the beautiful gardens at Mirehouse include the Poetry Walk, rhododendron tunnel and walled Bee Garden.
In this year of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Lord Tennyson, explore the many strong literary connections Mirehouse has had over the years to Tennyson, Edward Fitzgerald, Thomas Carlyle and William Wordsworth.

Keswick Museum

The Museum tells the story of Keswick and the surrounding area. Keswick has a unique history, with lots of 'firsts', including the first pencils, some very famous residents, and lots of beautiful scenery so awe inspiring that early tourists were left terrified.


Castlerigg Stone Circle

Castlerigg Stone Circle is one of the most visually impressive prehistoric monuments in Britain, and is the most visited stone circle in Cumbria. Every year thousands of people visit it to look, photograph, draw and wonder why and when and by whom it was built. The stone circle is on the level top of a low hill with views across to Skiddaw, Blencathra and Lonscale Fell

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