Visitor Information

Keswick really does have something for everyone, all year round! The town has a great range of outdoor shops, along with a wealth of independent stores. The local market is held in the centre of town every Thursday and Saturday. There are art galleries, museums, including the Pencil Museum, and many historic houses close by. Eating out in Keswick is an event, with its’ vast array of cafes, restaurants and warm and welcoming pubs.

You could spend your free-time in the parks, tennis courts, putting greens, pitch and put or spend a relaxing afternoon watching the cricket or bowling. If you’d prefer to sit back and let someone else do the driving then why not amble down to the lake and take a launch ride around it?

All this without leaving town, imagine what could be beyond! There are a great many outdoors things to do if you’re so inclined, in and beyond Keswick; cycling, fell-walking, running, climbing, boating, fishing, golf – the list goes on.

So, if you’re coming this way for the Keswick Jazz & Blues Festival then why not stay a little longer and partake of what else is on offer? We’re sure you won’t be disappointed.

Supporting Businesses

Whilst there are a great many guest houses, hotels, self catering cottages and businesses of all sorts in and around the town the following are the ones that want to be involved with festival and it success.

Please note: If you are a musician with the festival then look for the identifying symbol for those hostelries that offer preferential booking rates just for you.

Preferential rates Preferential rates offered to attending musicians.


Lakelovers are an award-winning business and have the largest collection of top quality self-catering accommodation in the Lake District.

Website or
phone 015394 88855.

The Grange Country House

One of the finest Guest Houses in Keswick with excellent views, a superb location and a walk of about 15 minutes to the festival centre.

Website or phone 017687 72500.

Dolly Waggon Guest House

Quality, family-run, bed and breakfast accommodation in Keswick just a few minutes from the nearest festival venue.

Website or
phone 017687 73593.

Guest House

Cragwood is a beautifully appointed bed & breakfast offering high quality accommodation just a few minutes walk from several festival venues.

Website or
phone 017687 73792.


Squirrel Lodge is a majestic Victorian Guest House, full of character, offering ensuite accommodation in the heart of Keswick.

Website or
phone 017687 71189