Begin your Lake District adventure in Keswick
Found in the northernmost region of the Lake District and situated close to Derwent Water, Keswick is a beautiful market town which acts as a fantastic gateway into into the area. While the countryside is the main attraction in this part of the world, the town has a few fascinating places up its sleeve too with the quirky Cumberland Pencil Museum being well worth a visit.
Explore the beauty of Derwent Water
Considering its proximity to Derwent Water, a boat trip on the lake is an absolute must. The body of water is around three miles long and is home to several islands including Derwent Island, where a Grade II listed 18th century National Trust property can be found. Fans of the performing arts will also love Theatre by the Lake, a site which opened in 1999 and hosts a range of plays and other performances.
Stunning views from incredible peaks
There is more to the Lake District National Park than just lakes of course, and visitors who love the Great Outdoors can enjoy a walk up some stunning peaks too. Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England, standing 978 metres above sea level, and offers stunning views of this region's incredible landscape. Looking for accommodation in Keswick? Travelodge Cockermouth Hotel is a 20-minute drive away, while Travelodge Penrith Hotel is also a great option in the local area.