Things to do in and around Keswick

Cumbria’s Living Heritage have a number of attractions and things to do that are ideal for a day out in the Keswick area, including historic houses, museums and gardens. Many of the attractions Keswick are family and dog friendly. See below for inspiration:


Keswick Museum and Art Gallery

Just a few minutes walk from the town centre in a lovely location beside Fitz Park with glorious open views towards Skiddaw and Latrigg, this award-winning museum offers a fascinating insight into Cumbria’s heritage.






Mirehouse on Bassenthwaite, Historic Houses AssociationMirehouse and Gardens
Mirehouse is a “Manor from Heaven” according to Melvyn Bragg. Open April to October.
House: Sat, Sun and Wed 1.30pm to 4.30pm.
Gardens, playgrounds and tearoom: Daily 10am to 5pm. Child and dog friendly.


Mrs Wordsworth's bedroom at Wordsworth House and GardenWordsworth House and Garden
The birthplace and childhood home of romantic poet William and his sister Dorothy in Cockermouth. Open Saturday to Thursday, 11am to 5pm. Family-friendly.



Dove Cottage, GrasmereWordsworth Grasmere

Opening Spring 2020. Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of Dove Cottage, the Grasmere home of poet William Wordsworth. Wander through the Garden-Orchard Wordsworth called ‘the loveliest spot that man hath ever found’. Uncover Wordsworth’s radical and creative life story in the Museum and enjoy breathtaking views of Grasmere Vale.



Painting the View from Allan BankAllan Bank, Grasmere
Once home to William Wordsworth and National Trust founder Canon Rawnsley, Allan Bank was rescued from the ravages of fire in 2011. Open daily 1 Apr-30 Oct 10-5pm
Winter Open Fri, Sat & Sun only 10.30am – 4pm. Family-friendly and dog friendly.

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