Things to do in Keswick

There is plenty of activities and places to visit whilst staying at Swinside Lodge Hotel. Below is just a few of the many Lake District attractions you can visit during your stay.

Set in the heart of the North Lake District, three miles from Keswick, the beautiful, natural gardens at Mirehouse offer stunning views of the dramatic Lakeland landscape they are set in. Enjoy the attraction of the tranquility of the walled Bee Garden or stroll in quiet contemplation along the Poetry Walk.

Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum
Where Wordsworth wrote many of his most famous poems.

Wordsworth’s House
Wordsworth House offers a wide variety of events and services for different ages and interests. Why not bring the family for trails and tastings in the school holidays? Book in your group and have a talk from one of the servants on Georgian life and times. Go on a behind the scenes tour or study day and improve your culinary skills. Or use Wordsworth house and our beautiful garden as a backdrop for some unforgettable wedding photos!

Blackwell Arts & Crafts House
Bowness on Windermere – a superb example of Arts & Crafts architecture.

Keswick Canoe Company
Specialist providers of canoe tours, bush craft and wilderness skills, river trips and expeditions.

George Fisher
Renowned independant outdoor store in Keswick.

Rookin House Activity Centre, Troutbeck
Spend all year horse riding, quad bikes, clay pigeon shooting and paint balling.

KMB (Keswick Mountain Bikes)
If you ever need route advice for riding in the Lake District just drop in to Otley Road and speak to any of our staff because if there’s a Lakeland trail you want to ride it’s likely they’ve already ridden it ..!

Newlands Adventure Centre
From a gentle stroll on the shores of Derwent Water to the magnificent high ridges of the Northern Fells, from a challenging rock climb to a thrilling mountain bike descent, caneoing, ghyll scrambling, orienteering…

Whinlatter Forest Park
Whinlatter is England’s only true Mountain Forest. Rising to 790 metres above sea level Whinlatter Forest Park offers spectacular views of the Lake District and into Scotland.

The Altura Trail puts altitude into Mountain Biking or why not have a go on our Go Ape! course.  It’s a award winning high wire forest adventure course of extreme rope bridges, tarzan swings and zip slides. Or just visit for a quiet walk and a meal in our cafe.

Keswick Climbing Wall
keswick Activity Centre have a new indoor climbing wall and also offer a wide range of outdoor activities such as Ghyll Scrambling , Canoeing , Archery and High Ropes.  For more information please click on the link below or call 017687 72000.

Cruise the Derwentwater
The launches start their journey from the Keswick boat landings and cruise around the lake stopping at seven lakeshore jetties where you may embark or join the various boats. Alternatively, stay on the boat and enjoy the 50 minute trip around Derwentwater.

Beckstones Art Gallery
Established in 1978 with a reputation around the world for exhibiting high quality original paintings – Beckstones 5 miles from Ullswater.