Travel to Keswick

By Road

For a scenic drive through the Lake District, leave the M6 at J36 (Kendal) and take the A591 via Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere. A more direct route from both the South and the North is to leave the M6 at J40 (Penrith) and take the A66 straight through to Keswick.

By Train

The nearest railway station to Keswick is Penrith, served by Virgin Trains. A bus service, taking forty minutes, connects Penrith railway station with Keswick Bus Station. Taxis from Keswick will meet trains at Penrith by prior arrangement.

By Plane

The nearest international airports to Keswick are Newcastle (93 miles), Blackpool (97 miles) and Manchester (124 miles). Further afield are Birmingham and London Gatwick and London Heathrow.

More Information

For more details on getting to Keswick, including maps, visit the Keswick website

The official visitor website for Keswick

Travel to Rheged

Please visit How To Get Here page on the Rheged website for full details.

Buses From Keswick

On Saturday, buses from Keswick to Rheged leave at 20 minutes past the hour (arriving at 57 minutes past the hour) with the return leaving Rheged at 27 minutes past the hour (arriving at 2 minutes past the hour).

Buses for Rheged depart from the Bus Station outside Booths.


Staying in Keswick for the Festival?

Staying in Keswick for the Festival?

Keswick Film Festival has joined forces with Sally's Cottages, an award-winning, local, family-run holiday cottage letting agency based just across the road from our beloved Alhambra Cinema.

Over 260 beautiful holiday cottages in and around Keswick.

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All programme and film details are correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.