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Simply stunning

Whilst Keswick itself has sadly become very busy, it is still worth vying with the crowds to make... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
A painter's Paradise

Tucked in the Cumbrian lake district territory, this lies in Keswick, a small town, that is easily... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Whilst Keswick itself has sadly become very busy, it is still worth vying with the crowds to make your way to the lakeside which is always quieter and at times almost serene in comparison to the hustle and bustle of the town itself. We had...More

Thank Vintage68
Reviewed 1 week ago

Parked at the Lakeside car park. Beautiful scenery and nearby paths (around Derwent water) were suitable for most people (not just 'serious' walkers). There were some nice spots to sit and take in the views (with a few benches). Found the charge to use the...More

Thank judyav2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked in the Cumbrian lake district territory, this lies in Keswick, a small town, that is easily accessible by train and bus from Wigtown and Carlisle. One of the largest lakes of England, boasts a spectacular scenery inspiring photographers, poets and painters. Worth visiting in...More

Thank Mbsha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a lovely afternoon cruising round the lake. Able to hop on and off the boats at numerous jetties for 1 complete round of the lake, family ticket was £25 so good value. Stunning scenery with glorious views

Thank Rachel P
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We had stayed in the cottage a few years ago, but now the field down by the lake was fenced off with sheep in it was disappointing and could not let the dog off his lead as not sure whether sheep would be around. The...More

Thank Jan C
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Spent the day at derwent water it's lovely, views are great. It's peaceful and scenic. Highly recommended

Thank Diane A
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Such a lovely litttle place around by the marina lovely walks along the waters edge . Little national trust shop a drinks cabin and somewhere to eat in the theatre . Lots of ducks to feed kids loved it .

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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

This was yet another great place in the Lake District to visit. The views and scenery are breathtaking stunning and well worth a visit.

Thank neet181
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Visited Bowness for a week, travelled around the Lake District by bus - brilliant bus service. Visited Derwent water, beautiful scenery, well worth a visit.

Thank BettyBoop59
Reviewed May 31, 2018

One of the many gems of the Lake District, Derwent Water is a stunning lake with the beautiful town of Keswick nearby. It benefits from being far less spoiled by commercialism than Windermere and Ullswater, while still being well connected with decent roads around the...More

1  Thank Englishman-in-theUSA
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