TLocated in the north of the breathtakingly beautiful Lake District, it’s easy to see why Keswick is such a popular destination with visitors of all kinds, from families to couples. Like all of the best places worth visiting, the town and the surrounding area has plenty of hidden gems waiting to be discovered.
With plenty of Keswick hotels to choose from, there’s no time like the present to book your own stay in the splendid market town and explore all that it has on offer.
Go Ape! Whinlatter
A quick 13-minute drive away from the centre of Keswick, the Whinlatter Go Ape! Centre really is a gem of a find, especially for families. If you have teenagers or some unruly kids with plenty of energy to burn, this is definitely one place you’ll want to visit.
Featuring a 14-meter high tree top adventure hidden in the trees, you can navigate the course by swinging, zip lining and diving your way around the rope obstacle course.
If you would rather explore while keeping your feet planted firmly on the ground, then you can take advantage of Go Ape’s forest Segway course. Taking you through the gorgeous landscape on an all-terrain Segway, you can enjoy the beauty of the Lake District without ever throwing your hiking boots on.
The Lake District Wildlife Park
Home a whole host of creatures, the Lake District Wildlife Park has over 100 different species animals, both wild and domestic, for you to learn about. On a visit here you will find everything from reptiles and birds to mammals. Favourites with visitors include the adorable meerkats and lemurs along with the majestic American bald eagles and owl, and a range of different reptiles.
To make the most of this hidden gem, you can take advantage of the park’s wildlife encounters which includes once-in-a-lifetime opportunities like hawk walks and lemur encounters.
Theatre by the Lake
Is there anything more magical than enjoying a lakeside show before taking a stroll on the beautiful shore? Well, you’re in luck.
When it comes to entertainment in Keswick, the Theatre by the Lake is one that any tourist must visit. Once described by the Telegraph as “unquestionably the most gorgeously situated theatre in England”, the theatre offers an impressive variety of shows in a magnificent location.
Alpacaly Ever After
Yet another gem that sits only shorts drive away from Keswick, Alpacaly Ever After is one that animal lovers will adorable. A new take on the standard Lakeland walk, here you get take out your very own alpaca to join you on the trail. And honestly, who doesn’t love an alpaca?
These friendly furry creatures will accompany you on your walk, either in a mixed group or a private walk around the Lingholm Estate, depending on which package you choose to book.
While Alpacaly Ever After is child-friendly, it’s worth keeping in mind that children aged 10 or younger will not be allowed to lead their own alpaca for safety reasons.
Morrels restaurant is a well-kept secret amongst the residents of Keswick, but one that all visitors should definitely experience. The restaurant was earned itself a rightly deserved reputation as an outstanding dining establishment. From family dinners to romantic evening meals, you simply cannot pass up a meal at Morrels.