Travel

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.

Roadworks affecting Keswick Film Festival 2018

Highways England have announced that there will be night-time closures (8.00pm – 6.00am) of the A66 during the Festival. The closures will be at Threlkeld, to the east of Keswick.

Unfortunately, this will affect those heading home towards Penrith after the evening screenings. The Official diversion can be ignored as it takes in Carlisle and the motorway however there are alternative routes, albeit using back roads.

Further details and information will be provided over the Festival weekend – at least the weather forecast is on our side.

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

Staying in Keswick for the Festival?

Staying in Keswick for the Festival?

For the first time, 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. Sally's Cottages have over 240 self-catering holiday cottages in and around Keswick and you will be spoiled for choice for your stay during the Festival.

Supported by Film Hub North, led by Showroom Workstation. Proud to be part of the BFI Film Audience Network

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