6 places to stay in Keswick

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Main Street - Credit: Archant

Enjoy Keswick, an English market town, at one of these six beautiful locations.

Armathwaite Hall at Bassenthwaite in the Lake District

Armathwaite Hall at Bassenthwaite in the Lake District - Credit: not Archant

Armathwaite Hall Country House and Spa There’s a busy programme of quad-biking, clay pigeon shooting and the like available. Relax in the wonderful spa which has an infinity edge pool with an outdoor hot tub looking out over the gardens. There are mountains to climb, lakes to circumnavigate, a vantage point, at nearby Dodd Wood, where at the right time of year you can see young osprey in their nest. But, in truth, nothing quite beats simply sitting in the airy lake view lounge and gazing out at nature’s majesty as the light changes with the scudding clouds. Armathwaite Hall Country House Hotel and Spa is at Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 4RE, 017687 76551. www.armathwaite-hall.com

Lodore Falls Hotel, Keswick

Lodore Falls Hotel, Keswick - Credit: Archant

Lodore Fall Halls This hotel, standing on 40 acres of land, has a fine track record. How could it not? It’s an extraordinarily imposing building – Lakeland slate meets Victorian Gothic. It rises up to greet Borrowdale’s cathedral-like hilltops with the Lodore Falls to the left and the spectacular tail end of Derwent Water directly ahead. Lodore Falls Hotel, Borrowdale, Keswick, CA12 5UX www.lakedistricthotels.net


Keswick Country House Hotel The Keswick Country House Hotel is the perfect place to stay whilst exploring the delights of the English Lake District. Journey back with this beautifully built Victorian country house in the Lakes District. The hotel stands proudly on four acres of tended gardens and walkways. The Keswick Hotel, Station Rd, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 4NQ www.thekeswickhotel.co.uk

LAN Aug15 Hotel Review

LAN Aug15 Hotel Review - Credit: Archant

Cottage in the Wood Aptly named, Cottage in the Wood is a boutique Hotel and Restaurant with just eight rooms and a garden suite, all of which have recently been refurbished. Set in the Whinlatter Forest, you can enjoy picturesque views and get away from the buzz of city life here. Whinlatter Pass, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW www.cottageinthewood.co.uk

Inn on the Square Chic Cocktail Bar

Inn on the Square Chic Cocktail Bar - Credit: Archant

Inn on the Square Enjoy a modern Scandinavian design mixed with a love for all things Cumbrian at the Inn on the Square, this family-owned hotel will make a weekend in Keswick luxurious and comfortable. Derwentwater lake is only a 10 minute wander through the town if you feel like having a paddle, taking a boat ride or simply enjoying the views. The Inn on the Square, Market Square, Keswick, CA12 5JF www.innonthesquare.co.uk


Skiddaw Hotel Take a break with your four legged companion at Skiddaw Hotel. Renowned for its personal service and delightful cuisine, enjoy a superb a la carte menu in the hotel’s stylish restaurant, with dishes featuring the perfect blend of contemporary and traditional, using fresh, local ingredients. Stay in one of their 43 beautifully decorated bedrooms. Skiddaw Hotel, Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5BL www.lakedistricthotels.net/skiddawhotel/index.php