From hotels with a central location to cottages and guest houses set in the quiet countryside, find out where you should stay if you are visiting Keswick in the Lake District. Despite its countryside location, there are a wide range of different accommodation types available for visitors to choose from.   

About Keswick

Located in the northwest of the Lake District, Keswick is a thriving market town, chosen by many tourists as the perfect place to stay due to its proximity to both the challenging hikes offered by Skiddaw and the more tranquil walking trails set on the shores of Derwentwater.

The town itself also has plenty on offer for visitors who would prefer not to undertake one of the many hiking routes in the surrounding fells. The Market Square, located in the centre of Keswick, offers the perfect setting for a spot of shopping with no cars in the pedestrianised area, leaving it free for visitors to roam around on foot.

There’s also the Keswick Puzzling Place to explore on rainy days; one of England’s longest operating cinemas, the Alhambra theatre; and the magical Theatre by the Lake.     


For those looking to stay close to the action, a Keswick hotel will be the perfect place to stay. Many of the hotels are situated right in the heart of Keswick, close to the market square, and offer the same level of luxury that you would expect to find in large cities like London or Manchester. Some hotels, like the Inn on the Square are even pet-friendly, allowing you to bring your four-legged friend along with you on your stay. Most pet-friendly hotels will even offer a dog bed to ensure that your pet sleeps in the same level of comfort as you.

Others, like the Royal Oak at Keswick and the Kings Arms Hotel are also situated in the town proper, similarly to Inn on the Square. Whichever hotel you choose to stay at, you’ll be within walking distance of all the major tourist attractions in town as well as the market square and the shopping opportunities. You might be surprised to learn that despite only being a market town, the popularity of Keswick as a destination means that there are plenty of hotels to be found offering different benefits and various price points.     

B&Bs, Cottages, and Guest Houses

If you want to stay somewhere more in keeping with the natural beauty of the Lake District, there are also plenty of B&Bs, cottages and guest houses dotted around in the area surrounding Keswick, but out of the city proper. Nestled into the countryside, you can find everything from cheap and cheerful B&Bs to beautifully decorated cottages and charming guest houses.

If you’re looking for a quiet place to stay somewhere more remote, Claremont House will be the perfect way to stay with friends. Offering stunning views, a stay here is guaranteed to leave you feeling relaxed.