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Keswick Launch on Derwentwater

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Address: 29 Manor Park, Keswick CA12 4AB, England
Phone Number: 017687 72263
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trip along the lake

we purchased two tickets for the launches for £20,for the hop on hop off sevice,you had the chance to see six locations ,which was great,we spent.most of the day on the lake,the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2015
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have used the boats several times especially on a nice day. I would also recommend if it is a nice day hiring one of the motor boats yourself. We had ours for just under an hour. The sun was beaming down and there were lots of people out on the water, it's amazing how big the lake is.

Thank kingy1984
Port Macquarie, Australia
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55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I'd like to be a bit more positive about the boats but really you pay your money and they they carry you across the lake. The normal ticket is for travel one way around the lake and you surrender it when you get back at the Keswick jetty. Lots of potential but really just a taxi service the day we... More 

Thank TahDog
Keswick, Cumbria, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Excellent for mixing walking and viewing the lake. At the moment there are no stops due to very high water levels and landing stages not being accessable.

Thank womenrock
Preston, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

First time on the launch which offers regular services on Derwent water. Friendly skipper and staff and a great experience to boot. You get to see the full majesty of the water and the scenery that surrounds it. It was so good we will definitely we taking a trip on it again, it offers a real opportunity to walk sections... More 

Thank keystonePreston
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

we purchased two tickets for the launches for £20,for the hop on hop off sevice,you had the chance to see six locations ,which was great,we spent.most of the day on the lake,the places

Thank johncj22
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The Keswick Launches are so much a part of the whole picture of Derwentwater, and when you get on board and take in the scenery around you, you know you are in a magical place. Yes I know it can be frustrating if they are not running to time and that is what you are used to in your own... More 

1 Thank rainier94
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Boat trip was very relaxing. We got off at High Brandlehow and took the kids on a great walk to Hawes End where they had a great time playing in the woods by the lake and caught the boat back to Keswick. They boat crews were fantastic and extremely helpful. Thanks so much.

1 Thank Iain D
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Be very careful if you're thinking of using the launches after a walk. The launches publish a timetable but don't stick to it. You can't rely on the boat leaving at the advertised time. Sometimes they leave early. This can leave you with a long wait for the next launch or, if it was the last one, a long walk... More 

1 Thank traveller600001
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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95 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We, grandparents, an adult son and his two girls (12 & 8yrs), spent most of one day on this hop on hop off launch. You can do the circuit of the lake in 50 minutes if you are very short on time and if that is all you want to see. Otherwise the launches go clockwise and anti-clockwise and you... More 

1 Thank Sherril E
Bedlington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This was our 1st time on the boat ride on the stunning lake which had stunning views . There were also places to get on and off the boat . Some of the pictures we managed to get were awesome . In our opinion the price was excellent also .

Thank mark m

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