Burnside is a homely, family-run B&B within 15-20 minutes walking distance of Keswick’s Market Place and close to Derwentwater and the amenities of this Lake District gem. That walk into town is off road too, along a dedicated bridleway (Keswick to Threlkeld route) that you can join from our doorstep.
Our location also means that we have excellent road links from all directions and you can be out into the stunning landscapes of the Lake District’s Northern Fells in minutes. The Northern Lakes X4/X5 bus route between Penrith and Workington and Keswick to Lancaster route 555 which goes through the South Lakes, is just round the corner a few 100 yds from our door if you’re keen to use public transport during your stay.
Things to do
Sharon and Pete enjoy helping you make the most of your stay with advice on where to walk, visit, explore or just relax and enjoy a stunning view. There’s also a brilliant Tourist Information Centre in the Moot Hall in the centre of Keswick, which also has details of events and performances locally.
Whether it’s family favourites, outdoors activities and walking or wet weather options, there’s lots to do in and around Keswick and Burnside B&B makes a great base for exploring this beautiful area.
The great outdoors - adrenalin junkies or relaxing walks
- Go Ape, Whinlatter
- Bike hire
- Watersports hire
- LDNPA guided walks
- Online routes www.go4awalk.com
We have lots of guidebooks at Burnside and can advise on maps too so that you have what you need to explore this area and the fells safely.
Family favourites – for all ages
- Derwentwater steamer
- Fitz Park – a riverside area with lots of open spaces as well as a brilliant children’s playground
- Keswick Climbing Wall – the Newlands Adventure Centre is right on our doorstep and just a short walk away.
- Theatre by the Lake - We are a member of the Theatre by The Lake Ambassador scheme, which means our guests receive a discount on theatre tickets. We can provide you with a unique offer code.
- Keswick Pencil Museum
Just in case it rains …
- Keswick Museum - local exhibits, regular special exhibitions and a great café run by a local charity for adults with learning difficulties, Café West.
- The Puzzle Place – difficult to describe and not sure whether this is a family place or for everyone – but it is amazing.
- Shopping in Keswick – the town has lots of independent shops as well as plenty of outdoor gear shops to browse.
- Keswick Brewery – tours as well as opportunities to try local produce.
- Mirehouse – just a short drive along Bassenthwaite Lake and worth a visit for its gardens and setting as well as nearby forest walks.
And one final thing. The area around Keswick has great wildlife if you know where and when to look. Pete is a Ranger for the Keswick Red Squirrel Group and National Trust as well as being a keen bird watcher so he’d be happy to point you in the right direction – just ask.