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Good to know about Derwentwater

Communications in Keswick

Internet providers

  • U-Compute is currently closed and is re-locating to Bank Street
  • Youth Hostel, Station Road. Call: 0845 3719746. Internet access plus WiFi charges apply. 
  • Java Coffee Shop, Market Square. Call: 017687 72568. Internet access charges apply. Coffee and snacks served. Open daily 10am - 5pm.
  • Keswick Library, Heads Road. Call: 017687 72656. Internet access open Monday and Wednesday 10am - 7pm Tuesday and Friday 10am - 5pm, Thursday and Saturday 10am - 12.30 pm. No WiFi.

WiFi hotspots

Here are a few places where you can pick up WiFi:

  • Keswick Information Centre, Moot Hall
  • Dog and Gun Public House, 2 Lake Road. Call: 017687 73463. Children welcome until 9pm
  • Pumpkin cafe, 19 Lake Road. Call: 017687 75973
  • Costa Coffee Shop, Station Street. Call: 017687 80921 Open daily from 8.30 am - 7pm. Open later in July and shorter opening hours in winter
  • Café/Bar 26, 26 Lake Road. Call: 017687 80863 Open daily 9am - 11pm. No children in the bar after 6pm.
  • Java and Chocolate, 23 Main Street. Call: 017687 72568 Open daily 9am - 6pm. Families welcome.
  • The Royal Oak, Main Street. Call: 017687 74584
  • The Inn on the Square, Market Square, Call: 0800 8401247
  • The Square Orange Café Bar, 20 St. Johns Street. Call: 017687 73888

Local radio

Radio Cumbria  95.6 FM

Weather forecast

Check out the latest local weather at Weatherline (opens in new window) 

Post office and postboxes

  • Keswick Post Office, 4 Bank Street CA12 5JY Call: 01768 772269
  • Two post boxes on the corner of the Market Square and Bank Street
  • One post box outside Treeby and Bolton, Lake Road
  • One post box along Station Street.

Luggage storage

Luggage can be left at the launderette. This has moved to premises on Bank Street.

Taxis

Taxis are allowed in the Market Square after 4.30 pm each day so it is often possible to find one near the Moot Hall. To book a taxi, especially a larger vehicle, please call:

  • Davies Taxis. Call: 017687 72676 taxis plus six-seater and eight-seater available
  • KLM Call: 017687 75337 Can take up to 12 people.
  • D n K Taxis, telephone: 017687 74959 Six-seaters plus available

Car hire and mobility scooter and wheelchair hire

Keswick petrol stations

  • Esso, High Hill. Call: 017687 72768 - fuel and small shop
  • BP, Penrith Road. Call: 017687 72812 - fuel and large Londis store

Garages for car repairs

  • Keswick Motor Company. Call: 017687 72064
  • Crosthwaite Road Garage, Crosthwaite Road. Call: 017687 72606
  • Ford at High Hill Garage, High Hill. Call: 017687 72768

Car parks and toilets

  • Bell Close Car Park, short stay maximum 3 hours. Includes toilets.
  • Central Car Park, long stay. Includes toilets.
  • Lakeside Car Park, long stay. Includes toilets.
  • Otley Road, short and long stay.
  • Rawnsley Hall, short and long stay.

Limited mobility toilets

These toilet blocks have a toilet fitted with a RADAR National Scheme Lock, for people with limited mobility. Key available to purchase for a small charge or a returnable deposit from Keswick Tourist Information, Moot Hall, Market Place.

  • Bell Close Car Park, short stay maximum 3 hours. Includes toilets.
  • Central Car Park, long stay. Includes toilets.
  • Lakeside Car Park, long stay. Includes toilets. 

Keswick banks and building societies

  • Nat West, 28 Main Street - with cashpoint
  • HSBC, Market Square - with cashpoint
  • Barclays, Market Square - with cashpoint
  • Lloyds TSB, 4 Main Street - with cashpoint
  • Cumberland Building Society, 30a Station Street
  • Skipton Building Society, 4 - 6 Station Street

Link cashpoint machines:

  • Booths Supermarket
  • Co-op
  • Cumberland Building Society
  • Post Office

Emergency

  • Police - Bank Street. Call: 999 emergencies or 101 non-emergency
  • Mountain Rescue - Call 999 and ask for Cumbria police. They will notify the Rescue Team.

Healthcare

Doctors

  • Bank Street Surgery, Bank Street. Call: 017687 72438
  • Castlehead Medical Centre, Castlehead Close. Call: 017687 72025

Dentists

  • Brundholme Dental Practice, Blencathra Street, telephone: 017687 72096
  • Fitz Park, Station Street. Call: 017687 73020
  • Oasis, Packhorse Court, telephone: 017687 72452
  • NHS Dental Direct Emergency Out of Hours Weekends. Call: 01228 603900

Chemists

  • Boots Chemists, 31 Main Street. Call: 017687 72383
  • J. N. Murray, 15-17 Station Street. Call: 017687 72049
  • Co-op Pharmacy, 25 Main Street. Call: 017687 72108

Opticians

  • Butterfield, Southey Street. Call: 017687 72147
  • Stephen Rowe, 3 Museum Square. Call: 017687 73900

Hospitals

  • Mary Hewitson Cottage Hospital and Minor Injuries, Crosthwaite Road. Call: 01768 245678
  • Penrith Hospital, Bridge Lane, Penrith. Call: 01768 245300
  • Cumberland Infirmary – Carlisle. Call: 01228 523444

Places of worship

Please take a look at a list of churches and other religious places in Places of worship around Derwentwater.

Pets

Vets

Millcroft, Southey Hill Industrial Estate. Call: 017687 72590

Dog kennelling

Mr Gilbert, Greta Bank Farm, Brundholme Road. Call: 017687 75320

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