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Keswick Launch

"From the traditional to the most modern"

This is the fleet of Keswick Launch, yet all in keeping with the beauty and serenity of Derwentwater and it's valley.

Keswick on Derwentwater Launch Company Limited,
29 Manor Park,
CA12 4AB
Tel: 017687 72263
Fax: 017687 73013

Lake District Wildlife Park

"Home to hundreds of friendly animals"

Meet birds of prey, primates, reptiles and many other animals including popular pets in a beautiful location surrounded by lakes and mountains.

Lake District Wildlife Park,
Coalbeck Farm,
CA12 4RD
Tel: 017687 76239


Tourist Information Centre

Moot Hall
Market Square
CA12 5JR
Tel: 017687 72645
Fax: 017687 75043


"The Best Heritage Property for Families in the UK"

Mirehouse has strong links with Tennyson, Wordsworth, and Southey and is a living family home sold only once since 1688.

CA12 4QE
Tel: 01768 772 287

Temple Sports

"An independent family run sports shop"

Specialising in products from all the major sports brands - Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Puma, Asics as well as the fashion ranges from Caterpillar, Crocs and Kidorable etc.

Temple Sports,
9a Museum Square,
CA12 5DZ
Tel: 017687 72569

Edwin Thompson

"Chartered surveyors & estate agents"

28 St. Johns Street,
CA12 5AF
Tel: 01768 772988

Walking Routes

Walking Routes


Whinlatter Forest Park

"Mountain-climbing & osprey-watching - breath-taking"

The only true Mountain Forest rising to 790 metres above sea level and offering spectacular views of the Lake District and into Scotland.

Whinlatter Forest Park,
Whinlatter Pass,
CA12 5TW

Nichol End Marine

"Get your hands on the Great Outdoors"

Try your hand at any one of the many water sports or outdoor activities on offer.

Nichol End Marine Ltd.,
CA12 5TY
Tel: 017687 73082
Fax: 017687 73687

Cars of the Stars

"World famous museum of vehicles from film & television"

Many famous vehicles from James Bond, Only Fools and Horses, Thunderbirds and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang etc. are brought together under one roof together with a collection of autographs from famous people. 

Cars of the Stars Motor Museum,
Standish Street,
CA12 5LS
Tel: 017687 73757
Fax: 017687 72090

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Penrith Farmers' & Kidd's

"Established in 1876 and one of the foremost firms of auctioneers, surveyors, land and estate agents"

Penrith Farmers' & Kidd's,
10 St.John Street,
CA12 5AX
Tel: 017687 74546
Fax: 017687 74540

Newlands Adventure Centre

"They've got it all"

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, canoeing, ghyll scrambling and orienteering...they've got it.

Newlands Adventure Centre,
CA12 5UF
Tel: 017687 78463

Needle Sports

Needle Sports

"Founded in 1990 and staffed only by experienced climbers"

Provides just about everything you need for climbing mountains or hill walking.

Needle Sports,
56 Main Street,
CA12 5JS
Tel: 017687 75593

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A pretty market town situated between Skiddaw and Derwentwater and a major tourist centre in the North Lakes. It offers a wide range of attractions for tens of thousands of visitors including shops, restaurants, museums and boating trips around Derwentwater.

The Teapottery

"Teatime will never be the same again"

For nearly 20 years these witty and original designs have been sought out by collectors throughout the world.

Teapots have been made in eccentric shapes that range from cakes to cocktail bars and from bubble-cars to bellhops.

Keswick Museum & Art Gallery

"A Victorian experience not to be missed"

Located in Fitz Park, this museum was built at the turn of the 20th Century for "the inhabitants of Keswick and the visitors thereto".

Its Victorian style and range of exhibits make it a fascinating place to visit for all the family.

Keswick Museum & Art Gallery,
Fitz Park,
Station Road,
CA12 4NF
Tel: 017687 73263
Fax: 017687 80390

Cumberland Estate Agents

"Cumbria's largest estate agency chain"

Cumberland Estate Agents,
30a Station Street,
CA12 5HF,
Tel: 017687 81900
Fax: 017687 81901


Honister Slate Mine

The last working slate mine in England"

Guided mine tours deep underground, browse the visitor centre.

Learn the history of the best and most beautiful Honister Green Slate.

Join a mine tour and go deep underground.

Explore the awesome caverns, learn how the Victorian miners worked using hand tools by candle light.

Honister Slate Mine,

Honister Pass,
CA12 5XN
Tel: 017687 77230

George Fisher

"Award winning outdoor equipment store"

Offering huge stocks of waterproof jackets and pants, boots and ice axes.

All kinds of travel accessories, maps, books, rucksacks, backpacking, trekking and mountaineering gear, at great prices.

George Fisher,
2 Borrowdale Road,
CA12 5DA
Tel: 017687 72178

The Puzzling Place

"Where seeing is not always believing"

See the anti-gravity room, hologram gallery, optical illusions and interactive computer modules with free entry to the puzzle area.

The Puzzling Place,
Museum Square,
Tel: 017687 75102

Derwentwater Marina

"A great experience for all the family"

The Derwentwater Marina organises a range of instructional and exciting 1, 2 day or week long courses in a wide range of activities for individuals or groups looking to polish their existing technique or gain grounding in a completely new pastime.

Derwentwater Marina,
CA12 5RF
Tel: 017687 72912
Fax: 017687 72924

The Cumberland Pencil Museum

"Journey through the history of pencil making"

See the history of graphite mining in Borrowdale including a replica of Seathwaite Graphic Mine.

The Cumberland Pencil Museum,
Southey Works,
Greta Bridge,
CA12 5NG
Tel: 017687 73626

The Necessary Angel

"Contemporary jewellery and goldsmith"

The ‘boutique’ style gallery is owned & run independently and is the most unique Contemporary Jewellery shop in the North of England.

Great pride is taken in only stocking jewellery produced in the UK by individual designer-makers.

The Necessary Angel,
3 Tithebarn Street,
CA12 5ED
Tel: 017687 71379

Royal Oak Braithwaite

"A traditional country inn set in the heart of Braithwaite"

Set in the centre of Braithwaite village in a walkers' paradise surrounded by high fells and beautiful scenery.

The interior is all oak beams and log fires, and the menu offers hearty pub food in the bar area or restaurant, served alongside local ales, such as Jennings Lakeland or Cocker Hoop.

Royal Oak,

CA12 5SY
Tel: 017687 78553



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