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Welcome to Keswick


The tourist hub of the northern Lake District in England, Keswick is a popular destination for walks and hikes. Nearby is the Castlerigg Stone Circle, a sacred Neolithic site, and Skiddaw and Catbells are popular hills (or fells) for walking. Keswick has several unique museums: a Victorian museum features the famous Musical Stones of Skiddaw, the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery displays local works, Cars of the Stars immortalises cars from film and television, and the Cumberland Pencil Museum chronicles over 350 years of pencil-making. Keswick is a historic market town, and there is still a bustling market each Saturday around the Market Square at Moot Hall. The town hosts a number of events in the summer, including a beer festival, film festival, and jazz festival. Another popular attraction in Keswick is the Theatre by the Lake, which stages performances year-round.

Information & Facts

English is the official language, though visitors will be astonished by the variety of regional accents.

The currency is the pound (GBP), which is divided into 100 pence. ATMs are available in all towns and Visa, MasterCard and American Express are widely accepted; visitors with other cards should check with their credit card companies in advance. Foreign currency can be exchanged at bureaux de change and large hotels, however better exchange rates are likely to be found at banks. Travellers cheques are accepted in all areas frequented by tourists; they are best taken in Pounds Sterling to avoid additional charges.

Local time in the United Kingdom is GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).
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