Make Keswick #theplacetobe this Easter.
There’s plenty of things to see and do and we’ve selected just a few top suggestions for a perfect Easter break. Come join us and enjoy this truly remarkable landscape. To find out more visit: www.golakes.co.uk and book yourself a break away.
What to do:
Take a cruise on Keswick Launch
Located on the lake shore of Derwentwater 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 taking in the spectacular views the Lake District is famous for.
Sample the local produce
The Keswick Brewing Company is a craft brewery within two minutes’ walk of Keswick town centre.
Enjoy the brewery tour which includes sampling a selection of our beers. Discover how beer is made, how we use sheep’s wool to brew great beers and what makes our beers green!
Then take a visit to the Brewery shop to buy some samples for yourself or your friends and family.
National Trust Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt – Monday 28th March 2016
Follow in the nimble footsteps of Squirrel Nutkin in our fun-packed lakeshore trail. Hold on to your tail and collect your Cadbury chocolate egghead at the end (Squirrel Nutkin prefers nuts but he’ll just have to wait till autumn!)
Celebrate Beatrix Potter’s 150th anniversary with our Squirrel Nutkin themed Easter trail. Start at the Keswick lakeside shop on the foreshore of Derwent Water, just where Nutkin set sail on his raft for Owl Island. Enjoy nut collecting, rafts and riddles, and see if you can spot any real red squirrels as you go, but watch out for Old Brown the owl!
The world premiere of, The Shepherd’s Life by James Rebanks (Adapted by Chris Monks) – Sat 26 March – Sat 23 April
In 2015 James Rebanks published a book about his life working the land in the Lake District fells. It was a hardhitting family saga; a Lakeland history that tore up the rule-book; a celebration of shepherding and a publishing sensation that topped The Sunday Times best-seller list. –
Following the shepherd’s year through the seasons, from gruelling winters digging sheep out of the snow through to the heady excitement of lambing time in the spring, this new adaptation features film, puppetry and music, with professional actors performing alongside members of the local community in a story that will fascinate and enlighten as much as entertain.
Where to stay:
Derwent Independent Hostel
Derwentwater Independent Hostel is ideal for relaxing and re-charging, with a friendly atmosphere, lots of space, and a peaceful location in the Borrowdale Valley. Our beautiful Georgian house overlooks Derwent Water, and a spectacular waterfall tumbles through the wildlife-rich grounds, where you can often see red squirrels.
Theres something for everyone with the hostel offering very affordable homemade meals, or guests can use the spacious self-catering kitchen. Both family rooms and dormitory beds are available.
The hostel is 3 miles from Keswick, with plenty of parking space and a bus stop at the bottom of the driveway and are also very close to Ashness Jetty.
Inn on the Square
The four star Inn on the Square in Keswick is designed for laid-back luxury escapes in the middle of Keswick town centre.
Imagine modern Scandinavian design mixed with a love for all things Cumbrian – the family-owned Keswick hotel simply oozes comfortable indulgence.
ith 34 modern bedrooms, a chic cocktail bar and AA rosette award-winning Brossen Steakhouse – the Inn on the Square is perfect for romantic weekenders, fresh-air seeking walkers or people who simply love the Lake District.
Travel the eco-friendly way in one of the ten quirky, electric Renault ‘Twizys’.
The Twizys will now be available for anyone to hire from a variety of visitor attractions and accommodation providers, as part of a partnership between the ‘See More’ sustainable travel programme and the national car sharing company Co-wheels Car Club.
With no engines, exhausts or fuel systems, they can be driven at the push of a button and will allow visitors who arrive either without a car or in larger vehicles to explore the nooks and crannies of the Lake District in a silent, eco-friendly way.
Find a Twizy at:
- Hazel Bank Country House, Borrowdale (Yan)
- Castlerigg Hall Caravan & Camping Park, Keswick (Tyan)
- Keswick Brewing Company (Tethera)
- FSC Blencathra Centre, Threlkeld x 2 vehicles (Methera and Pip)
Or travel parking-free on the 77 Stagecoach bus, a circular route between Keswick, Whinlatter and Buttermere the route allows you to see all Kewick and Borrowdale has to offer including Whinlatter Forrest, Honister Slate Mine and walkers favourite, Catbells.
For more info about travelling in and around Keswick visit: www.golakes.co.uk/travel/