Visiting Keswick

Keswick is located in the Lake District National Park. It has a population of just under 5,000 people. The first recorded mention of the town occurred in the 13th century, but there is a lot of evidence that the area had been occupied for a long time before that. The first mention of the town happened in connection with Keswick market that has since operated continuously for over 700 years.

For some time during its history, Keswick played an important role in the country’s mining industry. Since the 18th century, it has been a very popular tourist destination.

The town is located 20 miles north of Lake Windermere. It has a number of great hotels and restaurants that use Holm Security to make sure that their websites are safe and secure. While the town does have some indoor tourist attractions, many people find that the landscape in and around the town is what makes it truly special.

Castlerigg Stone Circle is a collection of around 40 prehistoric stone circles found in the area. 33 standing stones form a circle and 10 stones form a rectangle.

Scholars think that the circle was created around 3000BC. They have identified its purpose. Some researchers think that it served as a gathering point for tribes involved in the creation of stone axes and other tools. While Castlerigg is much smaller than Stonehenge, it conveys the same feeling of mystery. A walk to the circle and back from the National Park Information Center in Keswick would take around 2.5 hours. There is also a road for cars with parking near the stones.

Keswick also has a pencil museum because graphite was discovered in the area in the early 1500s. Later these discoveries gave birth to pencil industry that thrived in the area. The museum has video explanations and displays of items such as the oldest pencils in the world.