Cumbria

Keswick

Keswick
The Essential
This typical lakeland town of medieval origin was the home of Coleridge and Southey (who died here); their respective families lived at Greta Hall (private). Thanks to the graphite mined at Borrowdale since the mid-16C, Keswick has the distinction of having been the site of the world's first pencil factory (1832).

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Keswick

Castlerigg Stone Circle Castlerigg Stone Circle
Castlerigg Stone Circle
Keswick
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Keswick Museum and Art Gallery
Keswick Museum and Art Gallery
Keswick
Cumberland Pencil Museum
Cumberland Pencil Museum
Keswick