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February 2019 Newsletter

February Fun In Keswick

If you love Keswick but aren't keen on the crowds then now is a perfect time to visit.  There are still plenty of accommodation options, many offering some excellent seasonal deals and you won't be stuck for things to do either.  You might even be treated to some stunning views with snow on the fells.

Read on to find out more about what is coming up in Keswick and how you can help the local economy by booking through our website or direct with the business owner.

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Words By The Water 2019 - A Festival Of Words & Ideas

From 8-17th March Theatre by the Lake will play host to hundreds of excellent authors and speakers discussing a diverse and intriguing range of subjects as part of Words by the Water.

This year’s festival boasts Bake Off’s Prue Leith discussing her life and cooking, John Simpson revealing the murky realms of Russia, Alan Johnson taking a tour of the records of his youth, Kenneth Baker exploring the seven deadly sins and Amber Massie-Blomfeld arguing that Theatre by the Lake is one of the twenty theatres to visit before you die!

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Love Is in The Air

If you are looking for the perfect place for romance this Valentines Day then look no further than Keswick.  Choose from a fabulous range of accommodation, enjoy the breathtaking views and a romantic meal for two.  There are a host of special places for popping the question or why not pay a visit to Fultons Jewellery Workshop to have that perfect ring custom made.

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February Half Term Fun

It seems like the Christmas holidays only just ended but we are already planning for February Half Term here in Keswick.  Take a look at our February Half Term What's On page on our website,  Try your hand at outdoor activities at Whinlatter, learn navigation skills with George Fisher or escape into the warmth of the Theatre and Cinema for plenty of fun and laughter. 

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Keswick Mountain Festival Tickets On Sale Now!

Keswick Mountain Festival are pleased to announce our weekend sports, concert and camping tickets are on sale to the general public. Whether you're looking to do your first 5K run or fancy an epic sportive that takes in some of the Lake District's finest mountain passes, we have something for you.

If sports aren't your thing and you'd still like to soak up our festival vibes, we also have a variety of activities at our festival site available with a wristband purchase, including archery, climbing and segways. And if you fancy something in the evening, we have live music on Friday and Saturday nights with headliners Peatbog Faeries on Friday and Big Country on Saturday. To find out more and buy tickets please visit

Badgers Wood Guest House

** UK Friendliest B&B Awards Finalist **

Badgers Wood has for many years been acknowledged as a friendly, welcoming and relaxing place to stay by our many returning guests. Indeed, last year 55% of our room nights were booked by people who had stayed with us before which we believe makes for a great recommendation. The guest house, with its ideal central location and private parking FOR EACH ROOM, has seen the service we provide to our guests further recognised by our nomination, and as a finalist, at the UK Friendliest B&B Awards, sponsored by the highly respected AA.

The AA has also awarded us a 'Highly Commended' rating, placing us into the top 10% of AA 4 star rated guest houses in the UK, indicating where the highest standards of accommodation and personal service can be found. Do have a look at our website for more information and to reserve a room. We do very much hope to welcome you to Badgers Wood for your next trip to Keswick.

Keswick Holiday Homes

We have been providing a personal booking service for a selection of independently owned holiday cottages and apartments in Keswick since 1987. Our properties are all close to the centre of town and include parking – leave your car and explore the lakes and fells on your doorstep!

New properties for 2019.  See our website to book or find out more

We pride ourselves in offering you a great value home from home in the Lake District.

Sally's Cottages

Sally's Cottages is an award-winning, family-run holiday cottage company with over 480 self-catering properties in Keswick and across Cumbria. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and helping you find your dream Lake District cottage. With 280 pet-friendly cottages and properties to suit every taste, get in touch today and let us help you discover your ideal Lake District getaway! Our Keswick office is open 7 days a week from 8.30am to 9.00pm or you can visit our website at

Village Of The Month - Applethwaite

The village of Applethwaite nestles at the foot of the south facing slope of Skiddaw . A peaceful location with excellent views of the surrounding fells whilst only a mile from Keswick town centre and all its facilities make this an excellent base for a holiday.

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Walk of the Month - Applethwaite & Millbeck

This low-level route takes you from Keswick via field paths to Applethwaite & Millbeck just outside Keswick.  There are superb views of the surrounding fells making it a great walk at this time of year when the fell tops are often covered in snow.

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Keswick - A Festival Town

There are a whole host of different festivals that take place in Keswick.  Once you have decided which one is for you head over to and book your accommodation.

Book direct With Local Businesses Who Know The Area Best

Did you know that by booking via or direct with the accommodation provider you are supporting the local economy?

The larger booking websites, more often than not, charge businesses a commission, often as much as 15%.  So by booking via (we don't charge any commission) or by booking direct, 100% of what you pay is going back into the local economy.

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