The Lake District is perhaps England's most picturesque region with its lakes and fells, and Keswick, beside Derwent Water, is one of the most popular centres. Hotels can be pricey, but have you considered the alternative of rental accommodation? Whether a spacious apartment or a converted farmhouse takes your fancy, your family will have more freedom than in hotel rooms. A fully equipped kitchen will allow you to prepare your favourite meals rather than eating out every day. You will have plenty of space for your climbing gear too.
The star attractions of the area around Keswick are of course the Skiddaw Mountains and beautiful Derwent Water. Sports enthusiasts should plan their holiday for the month of May to take part in the Keswick Mountain Festival. If you are not a climber, you can enjoy the public parks, swimming pools and gardens of Keswick. When the rain comes, pay a visit to the Cars of the Stars Museum whose collection includes vehicles from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the James Bond movies; children can even have rides there. For evening entertainment try the Theatre by the Lake or the cinema. Keswick has a superb choice of eateries that caters for all tastes.
Anyone over seven can take part in a variety of activities at Keswick Adventure Centre. You can choose from indoor and outdoor rock climbing, zip lines, abseiling, mountain biking and canoeing. Young children will love a visit to Trotters World of Animals with its endangered species, birds of prey and reptiles; many of its areas are under cover. An unusual venue for wet weather is the Cumberland Pencil Museum where children can try out watercolour pencils and follow step-by-step worksheets as well as enter competitions. Don't miss Keswick Leisure Pool, another great attraction with its wave machine and 'black hole' flume.
More comfortable than camping and less expensive than a hotel, rental properties are the ideal choice for your holiday accommodation. We have a great range to suit your needs and preferences, from cottages with mountains on the doorstep to apartments in the town of Keswick. Before you make your final decision, you might like to spend some time reading our genuine customer reviews. Rest assured that our rental accommodation will offer you excellent value and leave you with more to spend on activities during your stay.