Fun things to do in Keswick

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Alhambra Cinema - Our local cinema in Keswick showing latest releases and independent titles

Honister Slate Mine - A working slate mine offering underground tours and for the adventurous the award winning Via Ferrata experience

Dove Cottage Grasmere - The cottage was William Wordsworth’s home from 1799 to 1808. He wrote much of his poetry here and his sister Dorothy kept her famous diaries. Next door to the cottage is a museum with many wonderful portraits of Wordsworth and his contemporaries as well as quality exhibitions normally with a literary connection.

Keswick Launch - Lake cruises and boat hire on Derwentwater operating all year round. You can stay on board and enjoy a scenic circular cruise or disembark at various points around the lake to enjoy a walk to the next pier. Alternatively, use the launch to get to the start point of your fell walk such as Catbells. Discounted launch tickets are available to purchase from Portland House and save queuing at busy times.

Keswick Leisure Pool - Family friendly pool with wave machine and slide. Gym for adults.

Keswick Climbing Wall - Indoor climbing and outdoor activities – ideal for a rainy day!

The Puzzling Place - Where seeing is not always believing!

Keswick Mountain Bikes - Mountain bike hire and equipment.

Theatre by the Lake - As the name suggests in a beautiful spot alongside Crow Park and Derwentwater. Open every day for ticket sales and refreshments. The Theatre has several galleries showing the work of local artists. Portland House is a Theatre ambassador and our guests can get £3 off most tickets purchased if they mention they are staying with us when booking seats.

Rheged Centre - Near Penrith with a range of shops, cafes and exhibitions.

Osprey Watch - See the nesting ospreys at Bassenthwaite lake.

Rather be Cycling - A dynamic and professional UK based cycling holiday and events company that reflects their passion and experience for all things cycling and travel related.

Keswick Rambles - Lake District guided walks.

Castlerigg Stone Circle - One of Britain's earliest stone circles dating back to the Neolithic period 4000 to 5000 years ago.

Whinlatter Forest Centre & Go Ape - wire forest adventure in England's only true mountain forest rising to 790 metres.

Brigantes Walking & Cycling Holidays and Baggage Courier Service has been used and appreciated by hundreds of walkers and cyclists for many years, throughout the north of England.

Wordsworth House & Garden - The house was the childhood home of William Wordsworth. It was built in 1770 and is now owned by the National Trust. There are many authentic items of furniture and period reproductions as well as a kitchen garden, lovingly restored after the floods of 2009. The highlight is the old kitchen, where a cook recreates authentic historic recipes, using the coal range and equipment that they used back in the eighteenth century. National Trust gift shop and cafe.