Unveiling Keswick’s Lesser Known Places to Explore

Quite literally, in the heart of the Lake District is where you’ll find the utterly charming area of Keswick. Ouse Bridge House Bed & Breakfast is just a few minutes away, overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake. As you prepare to plan your short break or summer vacation/holiday to our region, we’d love to introduce you to some lesser-known visitor attractions and things to do close by. Our insider knowledge will add that extra layer of magic to what’s sure to be a terrific stay with us.

Yes, it IS a cliché, but there is something for everyone to enjoy and discover in the Lake District. Apart from incredible hikes and outdoor adventures that await, you may find that some of these places deserve a place on your itinerary.


Fun fact, the home of the first pencil, the Cumberland Pencil company has been producing pencils since 1832. Trace the history of how the humble pencil is made at the museum, just before the pencil factory a few minutes walk from Keswick town centre. It is also home to the world’s biggest pencil. You’ll never see the pencil in the same light again!


Not only will your eyes deceive you, but your brain may feel a little overwhelmed during your time here! A multi-generational activity that will have you laughing as you move through the various rooms and exhibitions. You just have to experience it for yourself. An indoor attraction in Keswick, booking in advising during school holidays and rainy days.


Perhaps you need the thrill of adrenaline running through your veins whilst on holiday. In that case we suggest that this is the place to visit. Go deep underground and explore the mines or climb the iconic Via Ferrata Classic route led by an experienced guide. The longest hire wire bridge in Europe is also here and takes you 1000ft above sea level. Adventure awaits you right here. Located approx. 30 mins drive from our Bed and Breakfast.


Are you looking to fine tune your angling skills, or just looking to escape to the still waters of the Lake District to indulge your love of fishing under the expert eye of a local? George gate has been welcoming visitors for years and grown up on the waters here, he can promise an unforgettable day out for experts, beginners and groups of all sizes.

The area that we are privileged to call home, the Lake District and Ouse Bridge House Bed and Breakfast is brimming with undiscovered adventures, so pack your bags, your hiking boots and prepare to embark on the best holiday to the Lake District that you didn’t know you needed.

We do recommend booking your accommodation as early as possible during peak season at Ouse Bridge House Bed & Breakfast to avoid disappointment.

For best rates book direct and online at www.ousebridgehouse.co.uk