"Derwentwater" Derwentwater by steventilly
Derwentwater Travel Guide: 29 reviews and 30 photos
Derwentwater is one of the most beautiful lakes in lakeland. For outright beauty maybe Ullswater beats it, and also for quietness, but for great views, nice walks and a great base from which to explore the northern lakes (Keswick) Derwentwater is hard to beat.
The lake is surrounded by some great walking country. Skiddaw and Blencathra lie just behind the town while Borrwodale and Coledale lie to either side of Derwentwater.
Because of these factors Keswick is the major tourist destination in the area and apparently has more B&B's and guest houses per head of population than anywhere else in the country!
The town has a good variety of pubs, cafes and restaurants and a good number of shops, although the camping/walking/climbing type of shops greatly outnumber the other shops in the town.
Keswick boasts a fantastic theatre "The Theatre By The Lake" (the successor to the rickety old assembly of portacabins that used to be called "The Blue Box Theatre") and a Cinema.
You'll find that there's a bit of overlap between this page and my Keswick page, that's unavoidable.
- Pros:Lovely Lake, Great Views, Great Walks, Great Base
- In a nutshell:My Favourite Weekend Destination
There's quite a good bus service around Derwentwater. From Keswick there's a bus that goes down the length of Borrowdale... more travel advice
We've been staying at this place for years. It's changed hands since we first started going, but it's the same high... more travel advice
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