Keswick is a beautiful town on Derwentwater in the Northern Lake District. But isn't as far away as you might think...
From the South, for a scenic route through the Lake District, you can leave the M6 at J36 and take the A591 via Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere. After dark a better choice is to leave at J40 and take the A66.
From Manchester you can get here in two hours, from London you'd be with us in five hours.
The nearest railway station to Keswick is Penrith, served by Virgin Trains. The station is 17 miles from Keswick, but 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.
Average journey times on the train:
London - 3 1/2 hours
Birmingham - 2 hours 40 minutes
Glasgow - 2 hours 35 minutes
Manchester - 1 hour 45 minutes
Preston - 55 minutes
If you are already in the North West of England why not take the 555.
Travel From Keswick To Rheged, Penrith
X5 Buses from Keswick* to Rheged
13.20 (arrives 13.57)
14.20 (arrives 14.57)
X5 Buses from Rheged to Keswick
15:27 (arrives 16:02)
16.27 (arrives 17:02)
17.27 (arrives 18:02)
*The X50 stops outside Booth Supermarket
Alternatively if you wish to drive, there is plenty of Free Parking available at Rheged.