Lake Road runs from the Market Square down towards the Lake. It's lined with nice shops, pubs & cafes. Of special mention I'd say The Lake Road Inn, Treeby & Bolton's jewellery & gift store, Sweeny's Bar/Bistro and the Four In Hand pub. To get to the Lake follow this road and go right at Gerorge Fishers.
A pleasant evening was spent in the Lake District at the Wheatsheef Inn watching traditional dancing. A troupe of dancers, with an accompanying accordion, played for over an hour at the Wheatsheef parking lot. It was fun to watch and they got the spectators involved for the last dance. The dancers play a different venue each weekend and they collect tips, which go to the mountain rescue squad. After a great dinner, this was a great way to relax while draining a pint.
"Not another stone house"
They're everywhere and so many of them look the same. Street after street of grey stone. There's a certain drabness about it but, it must be said, it makes a great backdrop for the numerous flower pots, painted window sills and occasional autumn leaves.
I remember looking down our street and thinking that, apart from the laundromat, I couldn't recall a single building that wasn't an accommodation house. Then again, after seeing what Keswick and surrounds has to offer, I can understand why tourists would want to go there.
Utterly inspired by fellow Vters Bigs (whose travelogue on Buttermere is one of the truly great photo shoots) and Steven Tilly's adventures I put it on my map. Three nights should be enough I thought, in the context of my trip and, it would have been, except for that Great Britain problem called "weather".
Visiting Keswick though, you haven't come to look at the town. Tourists flock here by the hundreds of thousands to the Lake District National Park, just to walk and bathe in the splendour of it all.