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Sightseeing in Keswick Подготовила Мизова Р.Ю., учительница английского языка МКОУ СОШ с.п.Черная Речка
Keswick. Keswick is situated in the picturesque northern region of the Lake District. Lying on the banks of the River Greta and on the north shore of Derwent Water, famed for its salmon and trout and regarded by many as one of the most beautiful and unspoiled lakes.
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.
Hope Park looking towards Skidday. This magnificent park gives pleasure to all who enjoy its quiet areas and who take delight in watching the seasons change.
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.
Derwentwater and Keswick from Latrigg. The Theatre by the Lake is upper centre.
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.
Derwentwater, Keswick and Skiddaw.
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.
The main street, with the Moot Hall (Tourist Information Centre) in the middle.
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.