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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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Good way to see Derwent water- better still if you buy a discount ticket at the Tourist Office

What better way to see the beautiful scenery around Derwent water than from a motor launch. They are often busy but the launch company seem to add extra sailings at the busiest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Alan H
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You need a fine day for this. The views are beautiful on a good day. There are several hop on and off points if you fancy a bit walking in between or stopping off for a cuppa. The trip takes 50 minutes. Go for an inside seat unless you don't mind getting soaked off the spray.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What better way to see the beautiful scenery around Derwent water than from a motor launch. They are often busy but the launch company seem to add extra sailings at the busiest times in addition to the hourly boats each way- clockwise and anti clockwise

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Thank Alan H
Darlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can get ticket for round trip £10.25 or one way & walk back. New landing stage at Lingholm due to open 20 July.

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Thank JRMaddog
Darlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always get the day ticket and stop off at different points around the lake. Can take dogs on board. Be warned if you sit near the front you will get wet not so nice if not a hot sunny day. Spectacular views of the lakes and mountains and friendly knowlageble staff

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

you can do a circular and stay on entirely , or can get on and off with your circular ticket, or just get a ticket for a stage and walk back or up a hill , so the choice is yours Definitely take a camera with you to take photos of all the hills you are passing by , and... More 

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Thank Gilliane M
Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a few days of walking and seeing the water from above we thought we would see it from a different perspective. Actually on it! Great value for money and you can hop on and off to explore at various places too. Highly recommended

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Thank Lady5Driver
Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Keswick launch is a perfect way to get around the lake with hop on and off tariff or stop to stop charge. The views from the water are unspoilt and a great way to see the entire surround back drop to this stunning region.

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Wirral
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the boat trip around the lake on a really rainy day. We have a toddler & the rain made it quite difficult to keep her entertained however this boat ride had top marks. She loved it. Unfortunately, because of the rain, we weren't able to see much of the beautiful scenery, however, it was a lovely calming... More 

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Thank Lolsyj
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36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very enjoyable experience. Just stayed on but would hop on and off next time. Walks possible between stages.

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Rossendale
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really nice way to see a Derwentwater from another angle. Just don't sit in the bows as there is quite a lot of spray! The Hawes End stop was well used as a start point for walkers going up Cats Bells We enjoyed the fantastic views and used it to get off at Brandelhow Park and walk back to... More 

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