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 in Keswick are family and dog friendly (Keswick prides itself for its dog-friendly status).


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. It’s ideal situated at the start (or end) of a heritage walk along the Keswick to Threlkeld railway trail.


Mirehouse on Bassenthwaite, Historic Houses AssociationMirehouse and Gardens
Mirehouse is a “Manor from Heaven” according to Melvyn Bragg.



Wordsworth GrasmereDove Cottage Wordsworth Grasmere
Not too far away is the newly reimagined Wordsworth Grasmere. Dove Cottage, home of William Wordsworth, where sounds and smells bring to life the bustling family home the Wordsworths would have known over 200 years ago. 


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