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Keswick Country House Hotel

Keswick Country House Hotel

Station Road Keswick On Derwentwater, Keswick
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 22 hours ago
4.3 out of 5 (264 reviews)

Situated in a national park, this hotel is steps away from Keswick Museum and Art Gallery and Keswick Mining Museum. Cumberland Pencil Museum and Hope Park are ...

£67

£67
The King's Head Inn

The King's Head Inn

Thirlspot, Thirlmere, Keswick
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago
5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in Keswick, this inn is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Hellvellyn and within 6 miles (10 km) of Castlerigg Stone Circle and Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum. ...

£58

£58
Highfield Hotel

Highfield Hotel

THE HEADS, Keswick
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago

Situated in Keswick, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hope Park, Keswick Mining Museum and Cumberland Pencil Museum. Keswick Museum and Art Gallery and ...

£92

£92
Traveller's Rest Inn

Traveller's Rest Inn

GRASMERE, Ambleside
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago
1 others viewing this property now
4.2 out of 5 (6 reviews)

Located in Grasmere, this inn is within 3 miles (5 km) of Grasmere Garden Village, Helm Crag and St Oswald's Church. Easdale Tarn and Wordsworth Museum are also ...

£58

£58
Hall Garth Guest House

Hall Garth Guest House

37 Blencathra Street, Keswick
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 5 days ago
4.7 out of 5 (150 reviews)

Situated in Keswick, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Keswick Mining Museum and Keswick Museum and Art Gallery. Cumberland Pencil Museum and ...

£50

£50
Best Western Plus Lake District, Keswick, Castle Inn Hotel

Best Western Plus Lake District, Keswick, Castle Inn Hotel

Bassenthwaite, Keswick
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 4 days ago
3.8 out of 5 (87 reviews)

Located in Bassenthwaite, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Lake District Wildlife Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake. Mirehouse ...

£34

£34
Stonegarth Guest House

Stonegarth Guest House

2 Eskin Street, Keswick
4.5 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (54 reviews)

Situated in Keswick, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Keswick Mining Museum and Keswick Museum and Art Gallery. Hope Park and Cumberland Pencil ...

£67

£67
Rickerby Grange Country House

Rickerby Grange Country House

Portinscale, Keswick
4.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (314 reviews)

Located in Portinscale, this guesthouse is within 1 mile (2 km) of Crosthwaite Church and Cumberland Pencil Museum. Keswick Mining Museum and Keswick Museum ...

£50

£50
Hunters Way

Hunters Way

4 Eskin Street, Keswick
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago
1 others viewing this property now
4.2 out of 5 (186 reviews)

Situated in Keswick, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Keswick Mining Museum and Keswick Museum and Art Gallery. Hope Park and Cumberland Pencil ...

£65

£65
Armathwaite Hall Hotel

Armathwaite Hall Hotel

Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 5 days ago
1 others viewing this property now
4.6 out of 5 (29 reviews)

Located in Bassenthwaite, this spa hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Lake District Wildlife Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake. ...

£175

£175

Pocket Guide: Cumberland Pencil Museum Cumberland Pencil Museum Hotels

Cumbria is a county best known for its vast areas of outstanding natural beauty. The county is home both to the famous Lake District and some of England's tallest mountains. It's not only the great outdoors which lures in so many holidaymakers each year, though. Cumbria also boasts a fascinating history, with plenty of exciting attractions to tell its story. One of the county's quirkier historical highlights is the Cumberland Pencil Museum, located on the streets of Keswick. This part of the Lake District is also home to some spectacular hotels and guesthouses.

The Cumberland Pencil Museum

The first pencil factory opened in Keswick way back in 1832. Since that time, the north of England has crafted and exported millions of pencils all over the world. The museum opened in 1981, rapidly developing into one of Cumbria's foremost attractions. Today, the Cumberland Pencil Museum welcomes more than 80,000 visitors annually.

The highlight of the museum is the world's largest colouring pencil, which was completed in 2001 and weighs almost 450kg! The museum houses the world's first pencil, as well as a brand new World War II Secret Pencil Exhibition.

An Easy Visit

The Cumberland Pencil Museum is well equipped with handy facilities, designed to make your visit run as smoothly as possible. There's a kids' zone packed with activities to keep the youngsters entertained. There's also a coffee shop for refreshments and a gift shop for souvenirs. Disabled access is provided.

Hotels near the Museum

As the museum is located in the popular town of Keswick, there's no shortage of exquisite places to stay in the area. From intimate guesthouses to opulent and luxurious country hotels, the Lake District has it all.

LakeSide House is a four-star hotel not far from the shores of Derwent Water. With 14 individually decorated rooms, guests can enjoy privacy and tranquillity throughout their stay. There are fitness facilities for those keen to stay in shape during their holidays, and complimentary toiletries provided in the rooms' private bathrooms.

Keswick County House Hotel enjoys a riverside location, just minutes from the Cumberland Pencil Museum, which sits on the north-western edge of Keswick.