Keswick, The Lake District, England

The Lake District is an important walking area due to the terrain and a bustling hive of activity, especially in the Summer months. Keswick lies on Derwent Water. Windemere, Ullswater, Crummock and Bassenthwaite (home of  the late Nobby Clark) are the surrounding bodies of water. The town lies between the impressive peaks of Skiddaw and Scafell. Keswick is an old mining town.  Many of the buildings are Victorian. If you are touring the area, consider a boat tour on Derwent Water, a walk on one of the many beautiful fells, or even a stroll "doon the toon"
May we also suggest that while you are visiting sunny Keswick, that you drop into two of our favorite places . Mick Taylor's "Old Keswickian" fish and chip shop, slap bang in the middle of market square. Tell them that you have come from the USA, and they will obligingly add 10% extra to your bill!! Next stop is Steve Clark's Chip Shop "The Kingfisher", at the bottom end of town.  Try any of his specials and you are sure to be happy.  He is the son of Mike Clark, a world renowned chef and the owner of the Michael's Butchers (unfortunately no longer in business).


Peter and Jenny in Keswick