How to get to Keswick

How to get to Keswick by Train/Bus and driving directions, Lake District National Park

By Train
Nearest Train stations to Keswick town are Penrith (17 miles) and Windermere (21 miles). The journey time between London Euston and Penrith is around 4 hours.
There are frequent bus services from Penrith to Keswick town centre operated by Stage Coach Bus which takes approximately 40 minutes. The routes to Keswick from Penrith are X4 and X5 and you can find detailed timetables and prices for buses on the Stage Coach Bus service website using the following link:

By Car
Lake District National Park is conveniently served by M6 motorway on its east. Travelling from south of England northbound on M6, take the A66 exit at junction 40 towards Penrith and at the roundabout take the first exit on to A66. After driving on A66 for approximately 14.9 miles take A591 to Keswick and then rest is easy!

Keswick postcode for GPS/satnav
For satellite navigation, you can use the post code CA12 5JR which is for the Moot Hall, and once you get within 1 mile of this postcode you will already be in Keswick. 

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Keswick Facts

Population - 4,821 (2011 Census)
Location - Allerdale, Cumbria, North West England
Postcode - CA12
Postcode for GPS/satnav - CA12 5JR (approximate postcode to get you to the heart of the town)

Interesting Facts about Keswick
Keswick is home to the world’s first pencil and the world’s largest pencil can be found in the Pencil Museum in Keswick.

The George Hotel is Keswick’s oldest coaching inn dating back to the 16th Century.

The first mountain rescue unit in the UK, called Borrowdale Mountain Rescue, was formed in Keswick by Rusty Westmorland. It changed its name to Keswick Mountain Rescue in 1951.

The mysterious Castlerigg Stone Circle is a 4000 year old Neolithic stone circle with magnificent 360° panoramic views and located in the Keswick area.

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