Keswick Mountain Bikes
Castlerigg Stone Circle
Set on a hilltop a mile east of town, this jaw-dropping stone circle consists of 48 stones that are between 3000 and 4000 years old,...
Keswick has a wealth of local walks. The most popular is the family-friendly fell of Catbells (451m), on the lake's west side; the...
The Pheasant Inn
If you've got a car, you won't regret taking a spin along Bassenthwaite to find this hidden-away pub, which boasts one of Lakeland's...
Pencil Museum information
Lonely Planet review
In the middle of the 17th century, graphite was discovered in the Borrowdale fells, and Keswick became the centre of pencil production. The old Cumberland Pencil Factory now houses this rather odd pencil-themed museum, whose exhibits include the world's longest pencil (measuring 8m from end to end) and a replica of a Borrowdale slate mine. Luxury Derwent colouring pencils are available for you to buy in the museum shop.