About The Area

Keswick Mountain Festival

Goodwin House offers more than just an idyllic getaway in the Lake District; it serves as your home base to experience a calendar full of lively festivals, sporting events, and conventions. Our central location places you right in the heart of the action, ensuring you won’t miss a moment of Keswick’s vibrant cultural scene.

Keswick is a town that buzzes with energy all year round. From the exhilarating Keswick Mountain Festival that showcases the best of outdoor pursuits, to the Keswick Beer Festival that lets you sample local brews amidst convivial surroundings, there’s always something happening. And with Goodwin House only a short stroll away from these events, you can easily be a part of the festivities.

The Keswick Convention is another highlight, bringing together a community of people to explore faith against the stunning backdrop of the Lake District. Being only a short walk away, Goodwin House offers a quiet, restful retreat at the end of each convention day.

Our location also makes us an ideal base for culture vultures. Just a few minutes away, the Theatre by the Lake, nestled on the stunning shores of Derwentwater, offers a diverse line-up of plays, music and festivals year-round. This unique venue ensures a memorable night of entertainment, after which you can retreat to the tranquillity of Goodwin House. As Ambassadors for Theatre by the Lake, we’re thrilled to enhance your stay with exclusive discounts on theatre tickets.

Film buffs will appreciate our proximity to the Alhambra, Keswick’s charming independent cinema. Showcasing a range of films from big blockbusters to arthouse cinema, it’s the perfect spot for a cosy night out. After the credits roll, enjoy a leisurely stroll back to Goodwin House.

At Goodwin House, we make it easy for our guests to engage with Keswick’s vibrant cultural scene. Whether you’re here to cheer at a sporting event, revel in a festival, or soak up art and culture, our ideal location means you’re never far from the action. So come, experience an eventful stay with us, amidst the comfort and convenience of Goodwin House.

Derwentwater (2)

Nestled in the heart of England’s Lake District, Keswick is a town that charms visitors with its natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture. It’s a place where verdant hills meet crystalline waters, where quaint streets are lined with local shops and eateries, and where the opportunities for adventure are as abundant as the breathtaking views.

Begin your Keswick adventure by immersing yourself in the town’s natural splendour. From Goodwin House, you’re just a short stroll away from Derwentwater. This tranquil lake, affectionately known as “Keswick’s Jewel,” is the ideal spot for a peaceful boat ride or an exhilarating dip into watersports such as paddleboarding or kayaking. The surrounding fells offer scenic walking routes ranging from leisurely strolls to challenging hikes, each providing its unique vista of Keswick’s stunning landscape.

Keswick’s historical charm is just as captivating as its natural beauty. The town’s past comes to life in its many museums and galleries, such as the Derwent Pencil Museum and Keswick Museum. The Theatre by the Lake offers a cultural retreat with an eclectic program of performances, while the Alhambra Cinema, an Edwardian picture house, screens the latest films in a nostalgic setting.

The town centre is a hub of local character, with a market that dates back to the 13th century, offering a variety of local crafts, fresh produce, and unique trinkets. The many independent shops and boutiques provide a shopping experience that’s as unique as the town itself. When it’s time for a meal or a quick bite, Keswick’s eateries serve everything from traditional English fare to international cuisine, all made even better by the use of locally sourced ingredients.

For the ale aficionado, Keswick offers a range of pubs, each with its unique charm and selection of local brews. And, for those seeking a little tranquility after a day of exploring, the many parks and gardens provide a peaceful retreat amidst the town’s bustling activity.

Whether you’re an adventurer at heart, a history enthusiast, a foodie, or someone simply seeking a tranquil escape, Keswick offers something for everyone. So, come and discover the enchanting allure of Keswick from Goodwin House, your perfect base in this unforgettable town.

Green fields of Keswick

Tucked in the heart of Keswick, Goodwin House offers more than just a comfortable stay – it serves as your gateway to the spectacular fells and mountains of the Lake District. Thanks to our prime location, majestic peaks like Skiddaw, Walla Crag, Cat Bells, Latrigg, and Blencathra are all within walking distance from our front door.

Begin your journey by stepping out of Goodwin House and into the breathtaking landscapes that have captivated walkers and climbers for centuries. Whether you’re an avid hiker looking to conquer new peaks, a leisure walker seeking scenic routes, or an adventurer ‘bagging’ Wainwrights, our guesthouse is the perfect base for your explorations.

Picture embarking on a leisurely walk to Walla Crag, savouring the stunning views of Derwentwater and Keswick below. Imagine challenging yourself with the ascent of Skiddaw, the fourth-highest peak in England, where panoramic vistas await as a reward for your effort. Or envision a tranquil stroll to Latrigg, an easily accessible fell that offers sweeping views of Keswick, Derwentwater, and the surrounding fells.

And the adventures don’t stop at our doorstep. A short drive or bus journey from Goodwin House will lead you to even more spectacular peaks, such as Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain, and Helvellyn, famous for its thrilling Striding Edge. Each offers its unique challenges and rewards, with striking views that will leave you spellbound.

At the end of a day filled with exploration and adventure, return to the comfort and tranquility of Goodwin House. Here, you can refresh, relax, and relive the day’s exploits before heading out the next day for new adventures.