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The Moot Hall. Situated between the huge bulk of Skiddaw and the gentle beauty of Derwentwater, Keswick has become the major centre for tourism in the north lakes. This pretty market town offer a wide range of attractions for visitors, from shops and restaurants to museums with a difference, and boating trips around lake Derwentwater.
The new Wivell Bridge in Fitz Park. The smaller Upper Park has bowling and tennis facilities set among formal shrubberies and specimen trees. Lower Park is an impressive large open space dominated by mature trees and with views beyond to three thousand foot Skiddaw. Bordered by the River Greta, the whole Park creates an oasis in a busy world.
Keswick and Derwentwater. Keswick is an attractive town with narrow streets and buildings of the local grey stone. The marketplace has an interesting town hall known as Moot Hall. Markets have been held here since Keswick was granted its charter by Edward I in 1276, and still take place every Saturday.
George Bott, a local historian, has written the book 'Keswick - The Story of a Lake District Town', published 1994 by Cumbria County Council/Chaplins Booksellers. He has also written the booklet 'Keswick Town Trail', which describes two walks around the town and highlighs places of historical interest. This is published by the Keswick Civic Society, and is available at the Tourist Information Centre.
Castlerigg stone circle. Two miles east of Keswick is Castlerigg stone circle, thought to have been a place of worship used by the Druids, some four-five thousand years ago. Thirty-eight stones, the largest almost eight feet tall, stand in a circle one hundred feet in diameter, a further ten blocks make up a rectangular enclosure within.
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