Keswick is a bustling and historic town located on the very edge of Derwentwater Lake twelve miles from Skiddaw View. Offering a wide range of attractions for visitors, including a vast array of independent and individual shops, speciality foods, local produce, antiques, books, gifts, crafts and traditional toys, as well as boating trips around the lake - it is truly the place to go to get a feel for the lakes and the people that live there.
Keswick was granted a charter for a market by King Edward I, today the town still holds the market every Saturday in the pedestrianised Main Street outside Moot hall which dates to c1695.
The town also has and an excellent choice of outdoor clothing and equipment retailers, thus earning the town the title of "Outdoor Retailer of the UK". This is apt as surrounding the town are many fells including Skiddaw Mountain, which due to it wide footpath and high number of climbers proves to be an enjoyable ascent whatever the weather.