15 Best Places to Visit in Cumbria (England)

2. Keswick

Keswick

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Keswick

If you’re weary after a day of hiking in the fells you couldn’t hope for a better spot to crash than the historic market town of Keswick.

There’s a large roll-call of pubs and restaurants for warming meals in the evenings, and charming streets with cute shops to welcome you back to civilisation.

The town is a sort of base camp for rugged outdoors types, close to the head of Derwent water and in the shadow of Cat Bells, one of the Lake District’s most treasured walking spots.

Honister Slate Mine has been producing slate for almost 300 years, and you can go to look around the nave-like tunnels and cross a via ferrata.

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