The town has changed over the years but is still a great place to visit.

There are lots of lovely cafes and restaurants and more recently a cafe culture in the pedestrianised Market Square which is great on the sunny days!  The range of catering establishments seem to suit every budget and taste,  ranging from fine dining at Morreles (Lake Road) to street cafes such as Java on Market Square or up St Johns Street to The Square Orange which does amazing Pizzas!  

The town has an excessive amount of Outdoor Shops - which means you will be spoilt for choice if you are looking for new gear.  But if you go away from Market Square you can still find some lovely independent shops which are not on every High Street.   It would be great if Keswick could maintain the diversity of shops to keep its special charm.

There is a twice weekly market, a general one on Saturdays and a Producers Market on a Thursday  (NB: the Thursday market does not operate between Christmas and Feb half term).

The number of attractions in the town to keep families entertained on wet days seems to be increasing which is good with the ever favourite Pencil Museum and Puzzling Place as well as newer ones such as the Dinosour Museum on Penrith Road.   The Theatre by the Lake is a great asset to the town and the area towards the landings have been improved over recent years with a revamp of the Hope Park Cafe facilities and a nice walkway down to the Launch landings.Keswick's lake, Derwentwater, is a huge draw with visitors.  Lovely walks (around 9 miles round the lake itself), places to paddle, fish, hire a rowing boat or take the 50 minute trip by launch, stopping off at various beauty spots on the way round.

Keswick has two lovely parks, Fitz and Hope, where you can play games such as tennis, pitch and putt, bowls, and Fitz Park has an award winning play area and BMX track.