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Derwentwater

Keswick on Derwentwater | Nbiughl, Keswick, England
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Manchester England
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148 reviews 148 reviews
23 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

For me, I would choose Keswick, Derwent Water and of course a trip around the lake over Windermere every time. The area is still heavily touristed but it's not as claustrophobically crowded as its near neighbour. If it's not raining, the water bus round the lake is a must. It's hop on and off but also subject to high and... More

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Southampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Hired Kayaks from Nichol End Marina which was cheap and quick to do. Derwentwater is ideal for kayaking as it is quite shallow and obviously no waves so even for beginners you can paddle about in comfort.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Derwentwater did not disappoint! You can enjoy a boat trip around the "lake", stopping to get on or off at various piers. There are places to swim, fish, kayak, picnic, feed the ducks, walk - something for everyone.

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Kettering, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great way to explore around the lake if you do not or cannot walk all the way round. Hop on and off the launch at your leisure

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Very pleasant , short walk from Keswick town centre. Plenty of facilities and all the usual lake side activities to take part in.

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Renfrewshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful and tranquil, we sat at the lakeside every day of our holiday as the weather was so good. We had a fantastic cruise round the lake on our last day. The scenery is to die for, and if we had more time we would have walked round the lake. Will definitelyreturn if only for these stunning views.

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Seattle, Washington
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83 reviews 83 reviews
55 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Stunning and Fabulous Scenery all around. This was our first stop in our visit to Keswick. You can walk around the lake and admire the scenery. Or you can take a Launch when you can hop out and hop in at your will ,walk around and continue your journey.The place is not much crowded.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The dog and I love this lake! It is amazing in all weathers. Peaceful, stunning views. I love that the lake is not too busy even in the summer.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Stunning scenery all around, Derwentwater is like many of the other waters in the Lake District in as much as it reflects many different moods according to the weather. Plenty of beachside access, and boats (including hire row and motor boats and the attractive and famous wooden lake pleasure steamers). Good lakeside walks (including a gentle stroll through the lakeside... More

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Really beautiful lake with great mountain scenery. The launches are great value and really easy to use.

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