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Address: Keswick on Derwentwater | Nbiughl, Keswick, England
Phone Number: 01768772912
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Stunning

Some of the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen - absolutely breathtaking. We were there for sunset - the skyline was stunning. Very flat walk so suitable for all ages and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Some of the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen - absolutely breathtaking. We were there for sunset - the skyline was stunning. Very flat walk so suitable for all ages and abilities.

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Thank Bronagh1987
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just a lovely place to be. Good walks to be had around the water and also boat trips. We visited last October 2015 when the colours were beautiful. Also the Theatre on the lake is expanding and a new restaurant is being built.

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Thank Christine G
Preston, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In all seasons and all weathers this lake always has another aspect of beauty. Whether on a sunny day when the lake appears deep blue or in an evening sunset when it can look golden or red or even on a grey day when mist shrouds the surrouning hills or when the wind whips up the lake to rival the... More 

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Thank andreamay_11
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Peaceful, tranquil, just sit and do nothing. A place to breathe and to just be. The water is very cold even in summer and the shore is very rocky.

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Thank Sabiha H
cumbria
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Walked around Derwentwater and it is indeed 'The Queen of The Lakes. Beautiful surroundings and a very pleasant 4 hour stroll- with several stops along the way.

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Scarborough
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We drove around the lake and then stopped to take a walk down past lodore falls and onto the duckboards. Unfortunately access was restricted in places due to the recent bad weather... Nevertheless the views were amazing, atmospheric in the mist and rain followed quickly by glorious sunshine. Cant wait for a return visit.

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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful lake situated in Borrowdale. We walked up cat bells and then back to Portinscale down the side of the lake, glorious views looking over Derwentwater towards Keswick. Although the water levels were high it didn't prevent us from getting back to Portinscale. The board walk over to Lodore was completely submerged and the jettys awaiting repair following storm Desmond.... More 

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Maryport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fairly "un-commercialized" but with tea / coffee shops nearby and other facilities but of course "boat hire" is available (motor and / or row boats). But... bring a picnic to enjoy in "Crow Park" right on the waters edge and go for a paddle. Bring your camera and make some nice memories. You can "spend money" if you want to... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beautiful scenery makes Derwentwater a joy even when it's cold and blustery. The launch at Keswick wasn't operational due to the recent flooding so we walked a long way but it certainly didn't spoil our day!

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Thank beccy R
Keswick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just behind the Theater of the Lake. You can go and have a ride on steamers , have a walk in the park or go for numerous walks.

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