About RiverBank, Keswick

RiverBank Keswick
RiverBank Cottage, sleeping 4 plus 1 baby, is on the banks of the River Greta, a tranquil location to explore the great outdoors. Ideally situated next to the footbridge into Fitz Park, the park is ideal for exercising yourself & dogs, it has an enclosed children’s play area and a cricket pitch with Skiddaw and Latrigg providing a stunning backdrop. Our Lakeland cottage was fully renovated and refurbished in 2019, including the well equipped modern kitchen and bathroom, 2 double bedrooms both offering king-size or twin sleeping arrangements and is only 400 yards to Keswick town centre and amenities.  Dogs are very welcome and guests can also use our free passes for Keswick Leisure Pool & gym. website.

Keswick is the jewel of the northern Lakes, situated between Skiddaw mountain and Derwentwater lake.  Recently voted as the most dog friendly town in Britain, many of Keswick’s shops, pubs and accommodation welcome dogs.  The town is the home of the modern Theatre by the Lake which is the permanent home for repertoire and festivals and is also the site of the Cumberland Pencil Museum, where visitors can explore the manufacturing history of pencils and how pencils have been used through the ages. One of the exhibits is what is claimed to be the world’s largest pencil. Castlerigg stone circle, a well preserved prehistoric monument, is 2 miles (3.2 km) away and Honister Slate Mine. Fitz Park, located on the bank of the River Greta, is home to the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery, a Victorian museum which features the Musical Stones of Skiddaw. In 2001 the park was voted the “Loveliest Cricket Ground in England” by Wisden Cricket Monthly. Ormathwaite Hall is Grade II listed Georgian mansion house near Keswick. It belonged to the Brownrigg family from 1677 to 1800. The doctor and scientist William Brownrigg hosted a visit by Benjamin Franklin in 1772.  The best way to see Keswick is from the top of Latrigg  which is one of the Lake District’s lowest and most accessible fells but has spectacular views of Borrowdale and the surrounding area.

The Lake District, also commonly known as The Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous not only for its lakes, forests, and mountains (or fells), but also for its associations with the early nineteenth-century poetry and writings of William Wordsworth and other Lake Poets. The Lakes were designated a National Park  on 9 May 1951, becoming the second National Park in the United Kingdom after the Peak District. It is the most visited national park in the United Kingdom with 15.8 million annual visitors and more than 23 million annual day visits.  Historically shared by the counties of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, the Lake District now lies entirely within the modern county of Cumbria. All the land in England higher than three thousand feet above sea level lies within the National Park, including Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England. It also contains the deepest and longest lakes in England, Wastwater and Windermere, respectively.  The Lake District offers a range of activities for visitors including watersports, fell walking, mountain biking, climbing and scrambling as well as more gentler pursuits including low level walks, lake cruises, steam railway trips and tea and coffee shop tours!.

Cumbria and Cumbria County Council, its local authority, came into existence in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972. Cumbria’s largest settlement and county town is Carlisle and the only other major urban area is Barrow-in-Furness on the south-western tip of the county which has a population just slightly smaller than Carlisle. The county of Cumbria consists of six districts, and in 2008 had a population of just under half a million. Cumbria is one of the most sparsely populated counties in the United Kingdom, with 73.4 people per km2 (190/sq mi). Cumbria, the third largest county in England by area, is bounded to the north by the Scottish council areas of Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders, to the west by the Irish Sea, to the south by Lancashire, to the southeast by North Yorkshire, and to the east by County Durham and Northumberland. Cumbria is predominantly rural and contains the Lake District and Lake District National Park, considered one of England’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty, serving as inspiration for artists, writers, and musicians. Much of Cumbria is mountainous, and it contains every peak in England over 900 metres (3,000 ft) above sea level, with Scafell Pike at 978 metres (3,209 ft) being the highest point of England. An upland, coastal, and rural area, Cumbria’s history is characterised by invasions, migration, and settlement, as well as battles and skirmishes between the English and Scottish. Historic sites in Cumbria include Carlisle CastleFurness Abbey, and Hadrian’s Wall.

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RiverBank Cottage, 4 Millabank, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5LY

Directions to RiverBank Cottage, 4 Millbank Cottages, Keswick, CA12 5LY

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/4+Millbank+Cottages,+Keswick+CA12+5LY/@54.6030822,-3.1392926,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x487cdb7cc26bd9f5:0xee7362cf632877f6!8m2!3d54.603139!4d-3.137138

From the East:                                                                                       

Leave A66 signposted Keswick Town Centre, follow A591 Penrith Rd, turn right at T junction onto A5271 to Keswick Town Centre, go straight on towards the town centre, passing the Londis Petrol Station and Fire Station, through pedestrian crossing traffic lights at crossroads.  Continue straight on and the road bears left then right (with pedestrian crossing) then go 50m on from the right bend and turn right onto Stanger Street.  Follow the street uphill for 400m to the end then turn right on to a single track lane – RiverBank cottage is 30m on right (with the river on your left).

From the West:                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Leave A66 signposted Keswick Town Centre B5289/A5271, follow road passed petrol station to a mini roundabout, straight over mini roundabout onto Main Street for 50m, turn left onto Stanger Street.  Follow the street uphill for 400m to the end then turn right on to a single track lane – RiverBank is 30m on right (with the river on your left).

There is no train service to Keswick, the nearest station is Penrith, which is on the west coast mainline. From there, a regular bus service drops you on Penrith Road near the ambulance station (2 minute walk to RiverView) or at the bus station next to Booths supermarket, a 10 minute walk through the town centre. Nearest airports are at Manchester, Blackpool or Newcastle, all within a couple of hours drive.