Keswick – Where Rugged Meets Beauty in the Lake District

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Keswick, where most people who have ever visited the Lake District will have been to at least once, where there are wall to wall mountains and lakes.

Keswick is a relatively short journey up the A591 from Ambleside and Grasmere yet it seems a million miles away. Ambleside and Grasmere are simply stunning, quaint and picturesque and far smaller in terms of population. Keswick on the other hand is far more dramatic, the geology far more rugged and extreme, typical of the Northern Lake District. This ruggedness combined with the terrain naturally makes this a highly popular destination for walkers, climbers, mountain bikers and anyone who loves outdoor pursuits. Even travelling to Keswick is a joy. From the west and the A66 suddenly becomes a lakeside road with Bassenthwaite running beside it to travelling from the south and the making your way up one of the top 10 most scenic roads in the UK, the A591.

But why is it that Keswick not only drawers adventure seekers but also people who simply want to take it easy? Well that’s because Keswick is simply stunning at the time. Yes there are the rugged, mountainous areas but there are also such idyllic spots as Cat Bells and the Castle Rigg Stone Circle. Both these places of interest should be visited by all regardless of age or thrill seeking necessity.

As is the quality of the Landscape so too is the quality of the Keswick businesses. Luxury self catering cotatges and apartments can be found in an abundance with the chance to enjoy some of the famous Lakeland produce find so widely in the restaurants in Keswick. Keswick does also have a super Booths store where anyone that has frequented one will have no choice but to purchase some of the high quality and often local foods on offer there.

Head to The Lakeland Cottage Company for luxury holiday cottages in Keswick including Visit England 4 and 5 star graded properties available for full week and short break bookings.