Spend the Bank Holiday with us in the Lake District, enjoying the beauty of the market town of Keswick and the lakeside village of Bowness-on-Windermere.
Easter Monday is the perfect time to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Lake District and Cumbria.
We’re taking you on a day trip that includes free time to explore Keswick, the delightful market town that is filled with places to explore and things to see and do. There will also be a trip into Bowness-on-Windermere, a beautiful town in South Lakeland, which has become something of a tourist hotspot in recent years, thanks to its position on the banks of Windermere.
As you enjoy your free time in Keswick you may want to explore old haunts or try something for the first time, such as The Cumberland Pencil Museum, documenting the history of pencils, or the Keswick Museum & Art Gallery with local artefacts on display.
Keswick has relied on tourism as its principle industry for more than 150 years – it is home to the Theatre by the Lake, one of Britain’s oldest surviving cinemas.
Fun Facts about Keswick & Bowness on Windermere
- Keswick in Cumbria enjoys a relatively dry year with just 50 inches of rainfall – far less than most places in the Lake District. (Source: Cottage Escapes)
- In 1895 visitors to Windermere would have been able to walk across the lake as it was completely iced over for a total of six weeks! (Source: English Lakes)
- The largest natural lake in England, Lake Windermere is a long, narrow body of water stretching over 11 miles! (Source: Cottage Escapes)
- Keswick Market was first granted a charter to hold its Saturday market by Edward I in 1276 – it’s still thriving today, 700 years later. (Source: View Britain)
- Bowness on Windermere is well known by the poet, William Wordsworth who in the poem “The Prelude” mentioned the Royal Hotel which at that time was known as the White Lion. (Source: Lake District Directory)
- The word ‘Keswick’ comes from the Norse meaning cheese farm. (Source: View Britain)
- The Moot Hall, in Keswick Market Square, was built in 1813, and has an unusual one-handed clock. It now contains the Tourist Information Centre on the ground floor, and an art gallery above. (Source: Visit Cumbria)
- Bowness on Windermere is situated very close to the house that Beatrix Potter stayed in. (Source: Lake District Directory)
Enjoy a trip to Keswick & Bowness-on-Windermere with Stanley Travel
Our day trip to Keswick & Bowness-on-Windermere, costs just £14.00 for under 16s, £15.00 per adult and £54.00 for a family ticket (4 passengers).
Come along and visit Keswick & Bowness-on-Windermere, with Stanley Travel on April 17th 2017. To book please visit the event page.