Lake District Activities

Lake District Activities

Links to activities in Keswick & nearby Lake District

The town of Keswick is the ideal base for exploring the Lake District. The George Hotel is in the centre of Keswick; where there are many cafes & bars where you can sit and watch the world go by, or indulge in a bit of retail therapy in the abundance of outdoor shops.

The George Hotel is also just  a comfortable ten-minute walk to the Lake “Derwentwater” and the” Theatre by the Lake.”

If you are planning a break in Keswick and are not sure what’s available in the area, then we have listed below some activities and trips that are available. There are things to suit all tastes, many within easy reach either by car on foot or on many of the trips organized in the area, some of which will collect you from  Hotel:

The Highfield Hotel – Keswick’s only 3 Star Silver Award hotel offering fantastic views and unique, beautifully designed rooms.


Keswick Launch – cruise on the launch or hire a Boat to explore Derwentwater

Theatre by The Lake, Keswick – Keswick Mining Museum

Honister Slate Mine – Award winning slate mine tour

Trotters World of Animals, Bassenthwaite – hundreds of friendly animals


Sports & Outdoors

Keswick Golf Club – Stunning 18 hole golf course

Appleby Golf Course – Superb moorland course which is excellent in all weather

Keswick Mountain Bikes – Bike Hire

Fly Fishing, Hawkshead – “The most renowned fishing lake in the north”

Rookin House Equestrian & Activity Centre in Troutbeck

Derwentwater Marina, Portinscale – water sports tuition, boat hire & windsurfing

Nichol End Marine, Portinscale – great outdoor experiences on water & fell

Rathbones of Keswick – Award winning Outdoor shop

Glaramara – Outdoor centre in Borrowdale


Tours and Travel

Eric’s Taxis – Guided minibus tours around the Lakes

KLM Travel – Experience the scenery of the Lake District


Places of Interest

Dove Cottage, Grasmere – William Wordsworth’s home

Rydal Mount & Gardens, near Ambleside

Holker Hall, Gardens & Lakeland Motor Museum, plus the Campbell Bluebird Exhibition

Hill Top, near Sawyer – former home of Beatrix Potter

The World of Beatrix Potter Gallery, Bowness

Abbot Hall – One of Britain’s finest independent galleries

Mirehouse – stately house and lovely gardens