A festive tour of Keswick town centre

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Last updated 01/01/2021

Keswick town centre
Keswick town centre

Earlier this week I spent a couple of hours one afternoon in Keswick in the North Lakes and, as always, the atmosphere there was great. I’ve previously written about why you should go shopping in Keswick here.

I found myself drawn to photographing some of the lovely shop windows and Christmas light displays in the town, so for this fun post, I’ll let the photos do the talking as we take a tour of Keswick town to see which were among my favourites…

Christmas at the Inn on the Square, Keswick
First up, when I walked past the entrance to the Inn on the Square, I had to take a step back and have another look. It seems that rule number one with Christmas decorations is that you can never have too many Christmas trees – they look lovely and certainly caught my attention!
Ye Olde Friars, Keswick with Christmas lights
Ye Olde Friars, the chocolate shop in the market square
Christmas lights at Packhorse Court, Keswick
Packhorse Court, just off the central market square
The Cheese Deli, Packhorse Court
Packhorse Court, Keswick
Gorgeous roof details and decorations in Packhorse Court
Christmas decorations at Packhorse Court, Keswick
And if we take a few steps back…
The entrance to Packhorse Court on Station Road, Keswick
The entrance to Packhorse Court on Station Road
Packhorse Court
Alternative, Station Street
A gift shop on Station Street
The Orchid House on Lake Road
The Orchid House on Lake Road
George Fisher on Lake Road
Fine Designs on Lake Road, Keswick
Fine Designs on Lake Road
Maysons and the Frank Josef Photography Gallery on Lake Road, Keswick
Maysons and the Frank Josef Photography Gallery on Lake Road
Frank Josef Photography, Lake Road
Treeby and Bolton on Lake Road
Roly’s Fudge on Lake Road
Seasalt, Keswick
I love the architectural features on the front of this building in the market square
Kong Adventure on Heads Road, Keswick
Someone’s got the Christmas spirit! Kong Adventure on Heads Road
The Moot Hall with a Lake District-themed climbing light display
The Moot Hall with a Lake District-themed light display!

If you’ve enjoyed this tour of some of the things there are to see in Keswick, I hope I will have tempted you to visit this vibrant North Lakes town over the festive break!

What do you enjoy most about spending time in Keswick? Where do you simply have to visit on a trip to the town? You can let me know (and leave recommendations for other readers) by leaving a comment below.


  1. Henry Roberts

    Keswick and Derwentwater are always worth a visit, especially this time of the year!

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