Keswick Tourist Attractions
From Patterdale a very attractive road runs past the Great Mell Fell (1,760ft/537m) to Keswick, one of the most popular Lake District centers (pop. 5,000). The town lies on the River Greta, close to Derwentwater, in the middle of a beautiful range of hills, where according to Arthurian legend Sir Gawain came across the green knight. Keswick offers cycling, climbing and walking opportunities, as well as golf and water sports.There is an interesting town hall. Greta Hall, now part of the local school, was the home of Coleridge and later of Southey. Further information is available from the Fitz Park Museum.
The Pencil Museum in Keswick documents the history of the production of pencils and crayons following the discovery of Borrowdale graphite around 1500.Exhibits also highlight how Derwent Fine Art Pencils are made today.
Address: Southey Works, Greta Bridge, Keswick CA12 5NG, England
Opening hours: 9:30am-5pm
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25), Day after Christmas, St Stephen's Day, Boxing Day (Dec 26)
Entrance fee in GBP: Family £7.50, Adult £3.00, Group discounts £2.00, Senior £1.50, Child 16 & under £1.50
Useful tips: Last admission 4pm.
Cars of the Stars Motor Museum
Opened in 1989 the Motor Museum has vehicles on display which have featured in well known films and television series. Among the prize exhibits are the Lotus Esprit Turbo driven by James Bond in "For Your Eyes Only" and his Aston Martin DB 5 from "Goldfinger", the comic duo Laurel and Hardy's 1923 Ford T and the 32ft/10m-long pink Rolls Royce from the children's television series "Thunderbirds".
Castlerigg Stone Circle
There are walks to be recommended from Keswick to Wasdale Head via Sty Head Pass (5-6 hours) or via Scarth Gap and Black Sail.
Trotters & Friends Animal Farm
Spend a day with the friendly animals at Trotters & Friends Animal Farm. You can bottlefeed baby animals, pet the rabbits or venture into the Reptile House or Bird of Prey Centre to learn about many different species of the animal kingdom.
Seatoller is a small town that is popular with walkers to explore the surrounding countryside.
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