The town of Keswick was founded on the mining of graphite and slate, but today this busy market town is one of the most popular destinations in the Lake District for a last minute cottage holiday. The main draw to Keswick is the stunning Lake Derwentwater, which apparently was the favourite lake of Beatrix Potter. High praise indeed. One of the more affordable regions of the UK, Keswick and the north Lakes could be the perfect choice for your last minute cottage break. Last Minute Cottages has a choice of deals on late availability accommodation to help you get away quicker.
Keswick and the surrounding region is renowned for its wide range of out-door activities. If you can bear to leave your gorgeous last minute self-catered cottage, then there will never be a shortage of options to keep you entertained in Keswick. With most of the town’s attractions centred upon Derwentwater, fishing is naturally a big draw for many visitors. If fishing is not your thing though, Keswick has many other options such as canoeing, kayaking, dragon boating and viking longships. Be prepared to get wet! Complete with a gorgeous town with many restaurants and local pubs, Keswick is a big favourite of Last Minute Cottages and we hope all visitors will have a fantastic last minute holiday.
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