Local area

Local area

Lucky you visiting Keswick! We might be biased, but we think it’s one of the most beautiful places on Earth. We love our town, so we’ve popped some must-sees for those who don’t know our area and also details of where you can stay if you're looking for accommodation.


This is the lake referred to in our name and our neighbour.  You can walk all around her shores or just visit a section, but she’s definitely worth a visit.

Keswick Launch

Just feet away from the Theatre door you can take a 50 minute cruise on one of the most beautiful lakes in the country, Derwentwater.  In the summer there’s regular launches to catch. Or you can hire a rowing or motor boat and explore breathtaking views yourself.

Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

A hidden gem, Threlkeld Quarry is situated 3 miles east of Keswick. The quarry and museum offers activities for all the family, from budding geologists to hopeful prospectors.

Keswick Museum & Art Gallery

Find out all about life in Keswick and some of the interesting people who’ve lived here.  The stones of Skiddaw and the mummified cat are also not to be missed.

The Lake District Wildlife Park 

A world of wildlife with over 100 species living in a spacious park setting. Enjoy keeper presentations, bird of prey flying displays, reptile encounters not to mention the heated play area and café.

Alhambra Cinema

Beloved local cinema built in 1913 and continuously operated ever since.

Places to stay

If you’re looking for places to stay, all the businesses listed below are Ambassadors for Theatre by the Lake.  If you stay with one of them you may be able to get a discount off your tickets (but only if you book your accommodation first). Ask your accommodation provider for details of how to do this.

This page is still a work in progress, so check back for future updates with details of accommodation providers.