Quality B&B accommodation in Keswick
Welcome to the Lake District and Glendale B&B Guest House in Keswick on Derwentwater. Glendale was originally built as a Victorian town house circa 1895. As a Guest House it now provides high standard, centrally heated Bed and Breakfast accommodation with large comfortable bedrooms, all tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished with private or en-suite bath or shower facilities.
For some years Glendale Guest House has received the prestigious Four Star award from Visit England, (previously Visit Britain), which is a reliable indication of the quality of B&B accommodation and service our guests will receive. In addition, for the last five years Glendale Guest House has received the Visit England Silver Award, a measure of the highest standards of service and Bed and Breakfast (B&B) accommodation.
The atmosphere of this family run Guest House is relaxing and friendly and the owners Barrie and Clare are always on hand to make your B&B stay as comfortable as possible
- Ideally located for Keswick, Derwentwater, and the Northern Lake District Fells
- Well equipped bedrooms to ensure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable
- For B&B prices and availability please go to the Availability & Booking page
- Please note we do not accept pets at Glendale Guest House
Breakfast time at Glendale Guest House
Breakfast is always a real treat, served in our comfortable dining room you can enjoy a relaxing start to the day with something to best suit your appetite from our extensive menu. Our buffet always has cereals, seasonal fruit, yogurt and fruit juice, you can then make your choice from hot croissant with jam, a simple scrambled eggs on muffin or a hearty English breakfast with Cumberland sausage and hash brown. All accompanied by tea or freshly brewed coffee and wholemeal toast and marmalade. A selection of vegetarian options are always available. Our breakfast menu selection rivals many Hotels with all ingredients and products carefully selected from the best locally available and Fairtrade sources.
Location of Glendale Guest House
Our B&B Guest House is situated in a quiet location within four minutes walk of the Lake District Market Town centre of Keswick, ten minutes from the the Lake, Theatre and Parks. The town of Keswick offers a wide variety of attractions including:- museums, galleries, shops, restaurants, pubs and three beautiful parks.
Shopping in Keswick.
Keswick is famous for its shopping and has, probably, the best range of outdoor equipment and climbing shops in the Lake District, if not the Country. There is a range of quality galleries with art of all kinds, Antique shops, gift shops and book shops. In addition Coffee Shops, Cafes and Tea rooms to while away some time or maybe watch the people go by.
What’s on and things to do in Keswick.
Activities and events for everyone take place in the Northern Lake District around Keswick during the year and Keswick’s calendar is packed with events and Festivals during the year.
Adventure is high on the list as Keswick is the Adventure Capital of Britain and to celebrate everything adventure the Keswick Mountain Festival takes place during May every year. Dates for Keswick Mountain Festival 2017 have been announced as 18th to 21st May 2017.
Many of the activity providers who take part in the Festival are listed here and can provide adventure activities all year round.
For more information about things to do, see our Things to Do page and for Whats On, Events, Festivals see our Events page.
Exploring the area.
Keswick sits at the head of Derwentwater, the most picturesque of the lakes in the Lake District National Park. The lake shore, is only a ten-minute stroll from Glendale Guest House, where you can catch the regular Keswick launch service to any of the six jetties around the lake. From there you can walk on Cat Bells, Maiden Moor and the many other beautiful fells around the Newlands Valley, or visit Ashness Bridge, Lodore Falls and the village of Grange. Whether you want to explore the filming locations of Miss Potter and those made famous in the books of Beatrix Potter, or head for the high Fells, or simply explore the Lake District landscape, it’s all within reach. For some inspiration photographs visit our Keswick page.
History of the area.
Keswick has a great deal of history and visitors will find many sites around the Town to be of interest. A must visit for all, is the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery which houses many interesting pieces featuring in the past of Keswick (the Keswick Museum has just reopened following a major refurbishment). The Pencil Museum is a fascinating visit for all ages and tells the tale of the long association Keswick has with the pencil making industry. Further information on the history of Keswick can be found on our History Page.
We can help with planning your trips and provide packed lunches, maps, cycle storage and much more. How ever long your stay we promise a warm welcome and a comfortable stay with good food. Glendale Bed and Breakfast accommodation is the perfect base for walking and generally exploring Keswick and the Northern Lake District.