Burns Farm is situated only 3 miles from the bustling market town of Keswick, with its shops, pubs and restaurants perfectly catering for tourists.
Keswick, which has only 4,000 inhabitants, is the only town in the Northern Lake District National Park.
The centre of the town is a pedestrian precinct, with plenty of surrounding car parks. The Tourist Information Centre is housed in the middle of Main Street in the Moot Hall, and has all the local information, events and programmes you’ll need, a must at the start of your visit to Keswick. Every day from the Moot Hall there is arranged graded walks organised by the Keswick Rambles.
There’s a street market every Saturday, and a Farmers market every Thursday, where you can find all kinds of local produce.
Keswick has two supermarkets for you to stock up on supplies: Booths and Co-op. Booths are a well known northern chain of supermarkets showcasing the best of the region.
There’s a number of bakeries and delicatessens in town which specialise in sandwiches and packed lunches; in particular try Bryson’s in the Main Street.
Keswick’s particularly famous for its scores of outdoor equipment shops; probably the best, and certainly the best known, is George Fisher right at the top end of the Main Street on Lake Road, but you really won’t have trouble find others!
Theatre by the Lake
The Theatre by the Lake is set on the edge of Derwentwater and amid the magnificent western fells of the Lake District. The building houses a 400-seat Main House, a newly-extended 100-seat Studio, a coffee shop and bars, two gallery spaces, meeting and conference facilities, and a rehearsal room. They present up to 9 of their own productions of classic, modern and new plays throughout the year.