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December Newsletter

Is It Time to Book a Ho Ho Holiday in Keswick?

We just love seeing snow on the tops over the Winter months.  We haven't had much snow just yet, but there's still plenty of time.  After a brisk walk, there is nothing better than enjoying a hot chocolate or mulled wine in front of an open fire and Keswick is just the place to do that.  We may not be able to have our usual Christmas but you can still enjoy a break away at some point over the festivities.

From 2nd December Cumbria has been placed under Tier 2 local restrictions (due for review 16th December). We look forward to welcoming you back but during this period we ask that you adhere to the restrictions in place both in Cumbria and your own area when making travel arrangements.

 Whether you are visiting Keswick over the festive season or looking forward to visiting in 2021 we hope that our website will help you plan a future trip.

Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path to Re-Open

We're delighted that the Keswick to Threlkeld  Railway Path will be officially re-opened to the community on 5 December, on the fifth anniversary of Storm Desmond.

The work to repair and reconnect the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Trail has been a lengthy and expensive process.  The damage caused to the trail was extensive: two bridges and around two hundred metres of path were washed away completely, and a third bridge had to be closed due to the extent of the damage.

Both bridges have been replaced, a new section of path has been created to replace the section that was washed away and most exciting of all Bobbin Mill Tunnel has been excavated, some forty years after it was filled in, to replace the boardwalk section that had become unsafe. 

The trail is fully accessible for wheelchair and restricted mobility users and there will be plenty of spots to sit and enjoy the views as well as information and interpretation panels covering subjects such as nature, history and the railway itself.

Keswick Live Advent But Not As We Know It

Keswick Live Advent, which combines festive events and window displays, has been running since 2014 but this year things will be a little different. Businesses will not be hosting the usual pop-up events, instead, there is a Christmas window walking trail as well as the usual vote for your favourite window. Instead of lighting one window for each day of advent all the windows will be lit each day from the 1st December to the 3rd January from 4pm to 10pm.

There are 12 Christmas windows, with a map and directions to guide you round the trail. We hope the window trail will be a wonderful, outdoor activity that everyone can enjoy.

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Online Christmas Shopping In Keswick

Looking for a present for a loved one who hasn't been able to visit Keswick this year? Why not give them something to look forward to in 2021. Our Keswick voucher page has a wide selection to choose from ..... adventurous days out, a walk with alpacas, overnight stays, meals out, a visit to the cinema to name just a few.

Many of your favourite shops here in Keswick also have an online presence so if you're not  able to visit during December you can still send a little bit of Keswick to someone or even treat yourself.

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Laura in the Lakes

Daily drop off in and around Keswick.

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Keswick At Christmas

Christmas in Keswick may be a little different in 2020 but rest assured we will be keeping you up to date with everything that's happening throughout December. 

From shopping online to who's open, when and how, keep an eye on our Christmas noticeboard as we will regularly update it with the latest news.

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The Best Time To Visit Keswick

Depending on your preferences, some times may be better than others for you to visit Keswick.

In our latest blog we look at what might be the best times to visit based on the weather, things to do, walking, and nature.

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Amble House

A warm welcome awaits you at Amble House.

Offering 4 tastefully decorated ensuite bedrooms and a quality locally sourced breakfast, Amble House is the perfect choice for a winter break being 5 minutes from Keswick Town centre and within walking distance of multiple amazing fells and beautiful walks.

Amble House is open all year round.

Winter special 10% discount on normal room rates-- minimum 2 night stay

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Happy Memories in Keswick

We know that many of our regular visitors have sadly not been able to come to Keswick this year. In the first lockdown many of you shared images with us on our facebook page of your happy memories of visits to Keswick. Walking in Whinlatter, Christmas Eve in Keswick, a first ascent of Latrigg, climbing Castlehead, taking a cruise on Derwentwater and coming to one of our many Festivals were just some of the great photos you posted.We hope that 2021 will be a better year and that in the meantime you can enjoy planning a future visit.

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Now more than ever, our businesses need you to book through or direct.  If you need any information or advice, we will be more than happy to help you.  Just email us at

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Have you found this newsletter useful? All our information is provided free of charge but you might want to consider donating a small one-off amount to help with the cost of producing the newsletter. 

This newsletter is produced by Keswick Tourism Association who also operate the Visit Keswick website and social media and produce the Visit Keswick guide.  We are a not for profit trade organisation, funded almost totally by our members.

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