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Keswick is the logical 'capital' of the North Lakes -- on the north shore of Derwent Water, backed by Skiddaw and with fells to the south, it's the ideal base for exploring that area. My photo is of the Moot Hall in the centre of Keswick -- it was built in 1813 and since then it has been a prison, a courthouse, a museum, the town hall, a market, and it now houses the tourist information office -- if you use its clock to see the time, be careful because it only has one hand. As you'd expect in this area, there are plenty of shops selling outdoor clothing and equipment -- and there are lots of pubs, cafes and restaurants to keep you watered and fed.
Directions: Just off the A66 at the north end of Derwent Water
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