Keswick is situated in the Lake District's beautiful northern region on the north shore of Derwent Water and not far from Bassenthwaite Lake
The name 'Keswick' literally means 'the farm where cheese is made'
Derwent Water is featured in the 'The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin' by author Beatrix Potter
The town has an interesting town hall called 'Moot Hall' which is located in the market place. The buildings in Keswick are typically built of local grey stone
In 1276, Edward I granted the town a charter to hold a market. The market is still held today every Saturday
The town relied on the wool trade up until the turn of the sixteenth century, when graphite was found in closeby Borrowdale. Keswich became then became involved in the production of pencils. The Cumberland Pencil Museum in Main Street is well worth a visit
The town holds an annual Christian convention, a film festival and beer festival