Keswick is a wonderful and bustling market town in the heart of the Lake District and just 20 minutes from the M6 motorway. Whether you choose to live in Keswick or one of the many accessible towns or villages within commuting distance, there is something for everyone!
The towns sits at the head of Derwentwater at the northern end of the Lake District National Park, which has recently been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status. It’s surrounded by large fells including Skiddaw and Blencathra, two of the most popular among walkers, and perfectly situated to explore the valleys of Borrowdale and Buttermere and some of the Lake District’s best-known towns and villages including Grasmere and Ambleside.
At Keswick’s heart is a fine historic square with its distinctive Moot Hall, the scene of markets on Thursdays and Saturdays and annual community gatherings.
Our town has a rich heritage a lively cultural scene. The Alhambra is a delightful 105-year-old, 246-seat cinema which shows new films and National Theatre Live productions as well as opera and ballet screenings. Along with the theatre, the cinema hosts the annual Keswick Film Festival – just one of many outdoor and cultural festivals held in the area.
If you enjoy the outdoors, you can be hiking Catbells in the morning, swimming in Derwent in the afternoon and in one of the many eating places for dinner. In fact several of our team regular enjoy a swim in the lake before work!
Families are offered high quality schools (Keswick school was recently listed as outstanding by Ofsted).
Keswick boasts a multitude of high-quality independent shops and several convenient supermarkets meaning that you don’t need to go far to stock up on necessities along with a couple of treats!
Although Keswick welcomes thousands of tourists each year who come to tour, walk and climb, it manages to maintain a vibrant community life. People know each other, work together and relax together and there are a number of groups and societies for adults and young people including tennis, rugby, football, croquet, cricket, badminton, bowls, golf and archery clubs.
Keswick is well connected by the rest of Cumbria with several major roads and regular bus routes and Cumbria is also well connected to the rest of the country which makes it easy to access some of the larger cities including Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Information on Keswick and Cumbria can be found at:
www.keswick.org and www.visitcumbria.com.