UK Travel Guide


Keswick in Cumbria

A good base for exploring the northern part of the Lake District, Keswick has well-known walks and is located nearby the lake of Derwentwater. According to local tales, the town boasts such an irresistible appeal that even the ghosts of the Romantic poets Coleridge, Southey, Walpole and Wordsworth, haunt the area to this day. The Keswick Museum and Art Gallery houses the original manuscripts of these classic writers. The lakeside path at Friarís Crag offers a lovely view of the water. The town of Keswick itself possesses charming buildings such as the 1813 Moot Hall, the sixth century built St. Kentigern's Church, and the Pencil Museum. Worth a visit is the neighboring village of Buttermere where hikers swarm to climb the 2,500 ft high Red Pike and High Stile Mountains. The Scale Force, the largest waterfall in the district, is also located in Buttermere.