Local Area & Activities

Eight of the best self-catering cottages in the Lake District

Eating Out


The Swinside Inn, Newlands Valley

George Hotel Restaurant & Bar, Keswick

Horse & Farrier, Threlkeld

The Sally, Threlkeld

Bank Tavern, Keswick

Packhorse Inn, Keswick

Pheasant Inn, Keswick

Twa Dogs, Keswick

The Royal Oak, Braithwaite

The Coledale Inn, Braithwaite

Bridge Hotel, Buttermere

The Buttermere Court Hotel, Buttermere

Troutbeck Inn, Troubeck


The Ladore Falls, Derwentwater

The Sally, Threlkeld

The Pheasant, Bassenthwaite Lake

Casa Bella, Keswick

Fellpack, Keswick

King’s Arms Hotel, Keswick

Merienda, Keswick

The Highfield, Keswick

Woodstone Pizza & Flame Grill, Keswick

George & Dragon, Clifton


Outdoor Activities

Newlands Adventure Centre

Derwentwater Marina

Nichol End Marine

Keswick Mountain Bikes

Cycle Wise, Whinlatter

Whinlatter Bikes

Keswick Climbing Wall

Kong Adventure, Keswick

Keswick Golf Club

Penrith Golf Club

Go Ape, Whinlatter Forest

Honister Slate Mine

Air Adventures, Paragliding School

Cumbria Hot Air Balloon Flights

Keswick Launch

Places to Visit

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

The Cumberland Pencil Museum, Keswick

Podgy Paws, Keswick

Osprey Watch, Bassenthwaite

Thornthwaite Galleries

Hill Top Sawrey, Beatrix Potter

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Bowness-on-Windermere

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere

Dove Cottage, Grasmere

Rydal Mount, The historic Home & Gardens of William Wordsworth

Wordsworth House and Garden, Cockermouth

Brantwood, John Ruskin’s home

Rheged Centre, Penrith

Predator Experience, Grange-over-Sands