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The 4000 year old Stone Circle located on the nearby airy hilltop of Castlerigg offers a lovely view of the village of Keswick nestled on the shores of Derwentwater.  Visitors to the area can hire either rowing or small motor boats from the lakeshore. They can also enjoy a leisurely stroll to Friar's Crag for tremendous views across the lake and Borrowdale.
The name 'Keswick' is said to mean 'cheese farm' and is first recorded as a settlement in 1240. Mining, quarrying, farming and the manufacture of pencils have all played an important part in the history of Keswick, as has the founding of St Kentigern's Church (AD533) and the Market Charter (13th Century) Keswick also boasts an interesting and scholastic history with the famous literary names of Southey, Coleridge, Wordsworth and Ruskin attracting visitors to experience the beautiful scenery of the village.
Keswick’s Market Place is ringed round with shops and hotels of which the market place is the village’s heart.  The National Park Information Centre is housed is The Moot Hall which is Keswick’s most dominant building. Two adjacent public garden and wooded parks with an open area for sports and games along with the architecture of the village have meant several national awards awarded to Keswick for its well tended appearance.
Should you want a break from water and walking activities, Keswick has a range of shops and services that offer including four museums, art and craft galleries, a cinema, and the successful and all year round Theatre by the Lake.
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Alhambra Cinemas Keswick
Alhambra Cinemas Keswick
Located in the heart of Penrith, the Lonsdale Cinema provides a first class cinematic experience, screening all the latest cinema releases in comfortable and relaxing surroundings. Open every...
Alzheimer's Society Keswick
Alzheimer's Society Keswick
Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation , which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Many of our 25,000 members...
Armathwaite Hall Hotel
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Barclays Bank Plc Keswick
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Barnardo's Keswick
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Booths Keswick
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Boots The Chemist Keswick
Boots The Chemist Keswick
Boots is a member of Alliance Boots. We've now brought together the very best of Alliance Pharmacy and Boots, creating a new Boots business. We're here to help our customers look and feel better...
Borrowdale Gates Hotel
Borrowdale Gates Hotel
The Borrowdale Gates truly is one of the finest Lake District Hotels, set amidst the breathtaking scenery of the Borrowdale Valley and close to the shores of Derwentwater, set in two acres of...
Britannia
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Cancer Research Uk Keswick
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Cumbria Care Keswick
Cumbria Care Keswick
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Cumbria Cerebral Palsy Society   Keswick
Cumbria Cerebral Palsy Society Keswick
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Cumbrian Properties Keswick
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Dale Head Hall Lakeside Hotel
Dale Head Hall Lakeside Hotel
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Edwin Thompson Keswick
Edwin Thompson Keswick
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HIQ Keswick
HIQ Keswick
At HiQ, in-store and on-line, we're all about taking the stress and uncertainty out of buying new tyres and having them fitted. We're committed to offering you a better service and we do this by...
HSBC Bank plc   Keswick
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HSBC Bank plc is incorporated in England and Wales and established at 8 Canada Square, London E14 5HQ which is its Registered Office. HSBC Bank plc is regulated by the Financial Services Authority...
Keswick Film Club
Keswick Film Club
Keswick Film Club began life in 1998 with the intention of bringing the best of World Cinema to Keswick. Since then it has won many awards from the British Federation of Film Societies including...
Keswick Golf Club
Keswick Golf Club
Welcome to Keswick Golf Club in Cumbria. We hope you find all this information helpful and  that you will soon pay a visit to our beautiful course. Keswick Golf Club is...
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