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The Weather in Keswick
Find the Keswick climate diagram. July is the warmest month in Keswick with average maximum temperatures of 66°. January is the coolest month, with average minimal temperature reaching 37°. The rainiest month is December while the driest month is September.
Rural scenes and family fun with Keswick vacation rentals
Keswick is rightly regarded as one of the UK’s top destinations. Boasting a stunning lake, undulating hills and a thriving market town home to many cafés and stores, Keswick is a delight for all tourists who enjoy history and immersion in the great outdoors. With Keswick vacation rentals, the whole family can enjoy the myriad sights and activities of one of the most popular areas in the Lake District National Park.
Getting to Keswick
Like the rest of Cumbria, Keswick is a largely rural area. As such, there are relatively few transport links to the town. If arriving from overseas, the closest major airports are in Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Newcastle. From there, you’ll almost certainly need your own set of wheels to travel onwards to Keswick vacation rentals. While it is technically possible to get a train to Windermere then a bus to Keswick, this is rather awkward. In any case, you’ll need a car to travel to Keswick’s main attractions, which are mostly located away from the town center.
Keswick’s mild winters and pleasant summers make it a popular tourist attraction year-round. Summers bring the best weather, with bright days and warm temperatures ideal for camping and getting outdoors. Whenever you visit, you’ll want to have a supply of waterproof clothing and umbrellas at your Keswick vacation rentals, as the area receives quite a lot of rainfall. The weather can change very quickly in Keswick too, so blue skies doesn't necessarily mean that it will be sunny all day. The best advice is simply to be prepared for anything!
Getting active in Keswick
Keswick is a dream destination for lovers of the outdoors, with many superb hiking, cycling and driving routes available. You’ll also find unique activities here that you can’t usually do elsewhere, such as clay pigeon shooting, a ride in a gyroplane and much more.
The most popular activity in Keswick is rural walking. This is one of the country’s best hiking regions, with rolling fells and lakes offering sublime views at every turn. Walk from the town in any direction for a few minutes and you’ll hit a trail, or take your car and visit one of the many pleasant spots slightly further afield.
If you only have time to do one proper walk in Keswick, make it Friar’s Crag. John Ruskin described this as one of Europe’s most beautiful scenes. It’s easy to reach and there's nothing to detract from the sheer natural beauty. Try and visit on a clear evening for a view that will surely be the highlight of your trip.
After a day out in the countryside, take in a show at the Theater By The Lake. This excellent, professional-level theater hosts shows throughout the year. There are dramas, comedies and also performances for kids – truly something for everyone!
Keswick for kids
Those visiting Keswick vacation rentals with children will be pleased to find that there’s much to keep the little ones entertained. On a basic level, the fun and excitement of being let loose to run and explore an expansive rural landscape will be a fantastic experience for children.
At the Lake District Wildlife Park, kids and adults can see more than 100 animal species up close. Zebras, meerkats, lemurs and a red panda can all be found in the 24-acre wildlife park. The animals are well taken care of here and the beautiful outdoor setting makes this a perfect activity on a sunny day.
When the weather isn’t so nice, head indoors to the Cumberland Pencil Museum. It may not sound like much, but don’t judge a book by its cover. This museum has tons of local history under its belt and tells some fascinating stories about the crucial role played by the humble pencil. The exhibit is small so don’t set a whole day aside, but it’s a great option if you’re waiting for that rain shower to pass.
Self-catering in Keswick vacation homes
Keswick is a remote part of the country, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be eating well during your stay at Keswick vacation homes. At the weekly Keswick Market, you can buy locally produced cheese, fruit, vegetables and more, while the butchers and grocers on the main high street will take care of the rest.
Things to do in Keswick: it’s all about the lakes
One of the largest lakes in the Lake District, Derwentwater envelops several islands and is surrounded by wooded hills. Its beautiful shores make it one of Cumbria’s best loved attractions.
Honister Slate Mine
England’s only slate mine offers underground tours and climbing opportunities. Watch slate being mined in the traditional way, or simply enjoy the stunning views of the lakes.
Castlerigg Stone Circle
Created 3000 years ago, the Castlerigg Stone Circle boasts panoramic mountain views and a dramatic atmosphere.
Whinlatter Forest Park
The only true mountain forest in England is home to some rare wildlife, and is the perfect place to engage in some mountain biking, hiking and woodland advantures.
Cumberland Pencil Museum
Having produced pencils between 1832 and 2007, the Cumberland Pencil Museum is now one of Keswick’s primary attractions. Here you can see the world's largest pencil and discover the history of this piece of stationery.
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