Staying in Keswick

Lairbeck is ideally located in Keswick.  Known as 'The Heart of the Lake District', Keswick makes an excellent base for anyone wishing to explore the treasures and delights of Lakeland. With breath-taking scenery throughout the year, the Lake District is Britain's foremost National Park and now a World Heritage Site.

The lakes

Standing between Skiddaw and Derwentwater on the River Greta, Keswick is a market town with intriguing narrow streets and Lakeland stone buildings. Dominating its market place is a famous landmark, the Moot Hall, built in 1813.

Keswick hosts several annual events, including an International Jazz Festival, and boasts one of the country's finest theatres, The Theatre by the Lake. In the grounds of Fitz Park stands the Museum, housing original manuscripts by William Wordsworth, Hugh Walpole and Robert Southey.

Not far from Keswick are many attractions such as Rheged Discovery Centre, Castlerigg Stone Circle and the historic houses and gardens of Hilltop, Mirehouse and Dalemain. For golf enthusiasts, Keswick, Cockermouth and Penrith all have fine 18-hole courses. A little farther afield, you can visit Hadrian's Wall, Carlisle Castle, Wordsworth's homes at Rydal and Grasmere, and John Ruskin's home at Brantwood.

Nestling on the shores of Derwentwater, Keswick is conveniently situated for many of Lakeland's best known fells, including Blencathra, Helvellyn, and England's highest peak, Scafell Pike. From Lairbeck itself, the fells of Catbells, Causey Pike, Grisedale Pike and Skiddaw are a splendid sight and it's an easy walk to reach the start of their respective fell paths. Not far from Keswick are the lakes of Thirlmere, Bassenthwaite, Buttermere and Ullswater.

Lairbeck is also an excellent base for attending the Keswick Convention, the Keswick Mountain Festival, Keswick Film Festival and Keswick Beer Festival. 

  • “Fantastic hideaway in the Lakes but only a few mins walk into the town centre. Very quiet with plenty of parking with great views of the fells from the grounds. I would highly recommend as a great base to explore Keswick and the surrounding fells.”


  • “Lovely apartment, much better than a hotel room. Easy walking distance to the local pub and into Keswick. Plenty of car parking spaces. Lots of walks from the door. Friendly, helpful hosts.”


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    Lynnvia Facebook

  • “Really friendly hosts and superb location. Highly recommended.”


  • “Great stay and very lovely place! Can’t wait to come back”


  • “The location is ideal for anyone staying in the area as it's only 5 minutes drive to the mountains and on the edge of the town in a really nice quiet area. The parking was excellent. I would recommend here to anyone staying in the area and I will definitely come back again!”


  • “Brilliant location as you can reach the main town with a 10-15 minute walk. Was a great place to stay after a long day paddle boarding on Derwent water.”


  • “Very nice work and interior design”

    MichaelNantucket, Massachusetts

  • “Superb location and facilities”


  • “Beautiful Apartments”

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  • “Great location only a short walk from Keswick”