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Keswick Country House Hotel
Keswick Country House Hotel

Station Road Keswick On Derwentwater, Keswick CA12 4NQ

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4.3 out of 5 (216 reviews)

Located in Lake District, this hotel is steps from Keswick Museum and Art Gallery and Keswick Mining Museum. Cumberland Penci …

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Babbling Brook Guest House
Babbling Brook Guest House

1 Wordsworth Steet, Keswick CA12 4HU

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4.5 out of 5 (92 reviews)

Located in Lake District, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Keswick Mining Museum and Keswick Museum and Art …

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Stonegarth Guest House
Stonegarth Guest House

2 Eskin Street, Keswick CA12 4DH

4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (39 reviews)

Located in Lake District, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Keswick Mining Museum, The Puzzling Place, and Keswic …

£95
Crow Park Hotel
Crow Park Hotel

The Heads, Keswick CA12 5ER

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4.3 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Located in Lake District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Puzzling Place, Hope Park, and Keswick Mining Museum …

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Craglands Guest House
Craglands Guest House

Penrith Road, Keswick CA12 4LJ

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4.6 out of 5 (78 reviews)

Located in Lake District, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Keswick Museum and Art Gallery, Castlerigg Stone Circle, …

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Dalegarth House
Dalegarth House

Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5RQ

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4.8 out of 5 (44 reviews)

Located in Portinscale, this inn is within 1 mi (2 km) of Womenrock, Crosthwaite Church, and Cumberland Pencil Museum. The …

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Swinside Lodge Hotel
Swinside Lodge Hotel

Bield, Keswick CA12 5UQ

2.0 out of 5.0

Located in Lake District, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Crosthwaite Church, Cumberland Pencil Museum, and Keswick Minin …

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The Leathes Head Country House Hotel
The Leathes Head Country House Hotel

Borrowdale, Keswick CA12 5UY

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Borrowdale, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lodore Falls and Bowder Stone. Derwent Water and Catbells Lakeland …

£123
Armathwaite Hall Hotel
Armathwaite Hall Hotel

Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick CA12 4RE

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4.6 out of 5 (16 reviews)

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

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The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa
The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa

Stock Lane, Ambleside LA22 9SW

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (81 reviews)

Located in Grasmere, this spa hotel is steps from The Herdy Shop, Grasmere Garden Village, and St Oswald's Church. Cocoa …

£88
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Pocket Guide: Lake District 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.

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