More info: Keswick is a market town which lies within the Lake District National Park and is just north of Derwentwater.
In 1276 Edward I granted the town of Keswick its market charter, and it continues to this day. Keswick Market brings many locals and visitors to the town. It is held every Saturday and Thursday in Market Square. In the centre of Market Square is the Moot Hall, now home to the Tourist Information Centre. Keswick offers a wide range of attractions for visitors, from shops and restaurants to museums and boating trips around lake Derwentwater.
Now one of the largest Mountain Festivals in the UK, the Keswick Mountain Festival is held annually in May or June. Around 20,000 visitors are drawn to the town each year to enjoy 3 days of world class sports, outdoor activities, talks and films, and two nights of live music beside the lake.
Keswick has an abundance of interesting heritage sites to visit such as Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Bowder Stone, Honister slate mine and the Derwent Pencil Museum which demonstrates why Keswick was the world-centre of pencil manufacturing