Budget Friendly Places to Stay Lake District England

Lyzzick Hall Hotel

CA12 4PY, Keswick, Underskiddaw

Situated on the beautiful lower slopes of Skiddaw, Lyzzick Hall Hotel offers impressive mountain views and an on-site restaurant with extensive wine cellar. WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge. Lyzzick... read more

588 reviews 9.3
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£ 170.10

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Ravenstone Lodge Country House Hotel

CA12 4QG, Keswick, Bassenthwaite

With beautiful views of the Northern Fells, Ravenstone Lodge is 5 miles from Keswick, at the foot of Ullock Pike so you can relax in the conservatory or on the terrace and enjoy some of... read more

675 reviews 9.2
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£ 1.00

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Ravenstone Manor

CA12 4QG, Keswick, Bassenthwaite

A 5-minute drive from Bassenthwaite Lake, Ravenstone Manor is an 19th-century manor house set in 3 hectares of ground. The property is at the foot of Skiddaw, overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake. It offers stone walls and... read more

1311 reviews 9.2
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£ 69.00

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The Borrowdale Hotel

CA12 5UY, Keswick, Borrowdale

In the Borrowdale valley, this charming hotel has traditional rooms, and is surrounded by picturesque Lake District scenery. Free Wi-Fi is provided, as well as free private parking. Built in 1866, The Borrowdale Hotel still... read more

445 reviews 8.5
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£ 82.50

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Dale Head Hall Lakeside Hotel

CA12 4TN, Keswick, Thirlmere

On the shores of Lake Thirlmere in the Cumbrian Lake District, this charming 16th century residence offers spectacular lake views, individually styled rooms and free Wi-Fi. The hotel has a terrace and a lounge for... read more

450 reviews 7.9
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£ 144.00

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The George Hotel

CA12 5AZ, Keswick, St Johns Street, Keswick

In the centre of Keswick, the George Hotel is the town’s oldest coaching inn. It offers comfortable en suite accommodation and a welcoming bar and a full English breakfast is served every day. All the... read more

466 reviews 8.5
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£ 1.00

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The Derwentwater Hotel

CA12 5RE, Keswick, Portinscale

Just 2 miles from Keswick, the Derwentwater Hotel is surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Lake District. All the rooms and apartments in this traditional Lakeland country house are en suite and some have... read more

2854 reviews 7.1
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£ 74.00

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Royal Oak at Keswick

CA12 5HZ, Keswick, Main Street

The 18th-century Royal Oak at Keswick is located in the market town of Keswick, just 2 miles from Derwentwater. A traditional pub, it offers home-cooked seasonal food, cask ales and cosy en suite accommodation. The... read more

1295 reviews 9.1
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£ 87.00

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The Mary Mount Hotel

CA12 5UU, Keswick, Borrowdale

Set in 5 acres of woodland gardens, The Mary Mount Hotel is set on the shores of Derwentwater. With countryside views, rooms are en suite. There is also a restaurant and free WiFi throughout. Free... read more

1085 reviews 8.9
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£ 85.00

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Keswick Country House Hotel

CA12 4NQ, Keswick, Station Rd

In 4 acres of lawns and tended gardens, the elegant Keswick Country House Hotel is only a 5-minute walk from the centre of Keswick. The restaurant offers fine dining and lovely garden views. Each spacious... read more

1742 reviews 8.8
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£ 132.00

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Skiddaw Hotel

CA12 5BN, Keswick, 29-31 Main St

Located in the heart of Keswick, the refurbished Skiddaw Hotel offers good food, and spacious rooms with tea/coffee making facilities. There is free WiFi throughout the hotel, and parking permits available at an extra cost... read more

1009 reviews 8.6
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£ 102.00

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Inn on the Square

CA12 5JF, Keswick, Main Street

In the Lake District National Park, Inn on the Square has a central location by Keswick’s market square. This family-run property offers Scandinavian-style design combined with Cumbrian elements. Modern bedrooms have an en suite bathroom.... read more

595 reviews 8.9
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£ 85.00

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Borrowdale Gates Hotel

CA12 5UQ, Keswick, Grange-In-Borrowdale

Set in 2 acres of tranquil wooded gardens, Borrowdale Gates is a privately owned family-run hotel with panoramic views of Borrowdale Valley. The charming rooms have TVs and tea and coffee facilities, and many have... read more

340 reviews 9.2
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£ 128.04

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Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa

CA12 5UX, Keswick, Borrowdale

Overlooking picturesque Lake Derwentwater, the four-star Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa is set in forty acres of tranquil land with a waterfall and a lakeshore. Views across the lakes or mountains feature in many of... read more

881 reviews 8
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£ 110.00

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The Kings Arms Hotel

CA12 5BL, Keswick, Main Street

On Keswick’s main street, 10 minutes’ walk from Derwentwater, The Kings Arms Hotel offers easy access to the Lake District. A private bathroom is included in each room, which has a modern or classic décor... read more

677 reviews 8.4
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£ 117.00

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Highfield

CA12 5ER, Keswick, The Heads

Highfield features great lake and mountain views and its own private car park. The beautiful rooms have en suite bathrooms and tea/coffee making facilities. The views from the breakfast room are so good it was... read more

708 reviews 9
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£ 1.00

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The Coledale Inn

CA12 5TN, Keswick, Coledale Gardens

Just 2 miles from Keswick, The Coledale is a 19th-century country inn with 2 traditional bars and elegant rooms. In a peaceful hillside location, the Inn has ample free parking and free WiFi throughout. Located... read more

710 reviews 9
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£ 1.00

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The Leathes Head Country House Hotel

CA12 5UY, Keswick, Borrowdale

Set in more than 2 acres of mature land, in the heart of Borrowdale, The Leathes Head Country House Hotel features a bar, a restaurant and as free Wi-Fi throughout. An electric car charging station... read more

293 reviews 8.9
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£ 140.00

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YHA Keswick

CA12 5LH, Keswick, Station Road, Keswick

Surrounded by lovely greenery in the heart of vibrant Keswick centre, YHA Keswick is just a 10-minute walk from Lake Derwentwater. It features a restaurant and self-catering kitchen. YHA Keswick is set within a picturesque... read more

677 reviews 9.1
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£ 1.00

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Swiss Court Guest House

CA12 5JZ, Keswick, Bank Street

This 4-star, 19th-century house offers bright, cosy en suite rooms with excellent views of the Lakeland fells. Situated in the centre of Keswick, it offers hearty, locally sourced breakfasts. Individually decorated, and with views from... read more

71 reviews 9.7
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£ 1.00

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Littletown Farm Guest House

CA12 5TU, Keswick, Littletown

At the foot of the Catbell Hills, Littletown Farm Guest House is in the heart of the Newlands Valley. The cosy cottage offers hearty Lakeland breakfasts, elegant rooms and free Wi-Fi. The bright and airy... read more

141 reviews 9.6
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£ 95.00

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Lincoln Guest House

CA12 5JX, Keswick, 23 Stanger Street

Set in a traditional slate house, this B&B offers home-cooked breakfasts and cosy rooms with free Wi-Fi. Lincoln House is in the market town of Keswick, in heart of the Lake District. The bright and... read more

261 reviews 8.9
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£ 1.00

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Lairbeck Hotel

CA12 5QB, Keswick, Vicarage Hill

Set in leafy gardens, this Victorian country house offers hearty breakfasts and elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi. Lairbeck Hotel has wonderful views of Skiddaw, Causey Pike and the Borrowdale Valley. It also includes a breakfast... read more

91 reviews 8.2
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£ 68.00

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Swinside Farmhouse

CA12 5UE, Keswick, Newlands

At the scenic entrance to the Lake District’s Newlands Valley, Swinside Farm Guest House is only 0.5 miles from Derwentwater. Guests are provided free parking, lovely views and freshly-cooked breakfasts. The bright and airy rooms... read more

229 reviews 9.6
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£ 88.00

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Swinside Inn

CA12 5UE, Keswick, Newlands Valley

Located in Newlands Valley in an 18th-century inn, Swinside is just 5 minutes' walk from the banks of Derwent Water and offers beautiful views of the valley and the surrounding hills. Real ales are served... read more

213 reviews 8.8
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£ 85.00

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Brierholme Guest House

CA12 5JZ, Keswick, 21 Bank Street

Providing full English breakfast, free Wi-Fi and free parking, this Victorian guest house is situated in stunning Keswick. The shops, restaurants and attractions of the market town are less than a 5 minutes’ walk away.... read more

99 reviews 9.9
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£ 1.00

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Derwentwater Independent Hostel

CA12 5UR, Keswick, Barrow House, Borrowdale

Derwentwater Independent Hostel is set within 17 acres of grounds, this Georgian mansion has a large waterfall and you can spot red squirrels in the grounds. Located in the Lake District National Park,150 metres from... read more

187 reviews 8.7
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£ 1.00

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West View

CA12 5ES, Keswick, West View, The Heads

Overlooking Hope Park and less than 10 minutes’ walk from beautiful Derwentwater, West View offers breakfasts cooked to order. Just a 5-minute walk from Keswick’s centre, it provides cosily furnished rooms with free Wi-Fi. Light... read more

79 reviews 9.5
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£ 1.00

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Abacourt House

CA12 5JU, Keswick, 26 Stanger Street

Less than a 5-minute walk from the centre of Keswick, in a quiet cul-de-sac, this Victorian property has free Wi-Fi and original features such as pitch pine doors and staircase. All rooms at Abacourt House... read more

246 reviews 9.3
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£ 100.00

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If you are looking for a more luxurious place to stay, then many of the 4 star hotels offer sumptuous historic surroundings that many 5 star venues would struggle to compete with. Plenty of pubs also offer bed and breakfast and can give you real value for money in a historic venue. Self-catering cottages give you the best chance to save money and there are a small number in the centre of the town.

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Visiting Cumbria makes for a relaxing holiday


hotelroomThe popularity of the Lake District means that there are a wealth of places to stay in and around Keswick. Most b&bs are concentrated in the centre of the town. The hotels are dotted around the town and particularly in The Heads, Southey Street and Bank Street areas of town.

During the high season, there is accommodation available on almost every street, but most are often fully booked in advance. Just outside of Keswick there are a number of self-catering cottages, unfortunately, the supply of self-catering is quite limited although they are of good quality. Searching for a bargain in the Lake District is tricky, especially during the school holidays as this scenic part of England is a popular family destination.

Making reservations in advance or last minute can often save you money in large hotels, but with small places, this tactic doesn’t always result in a cheap deal. With smaller independent premises, b&bs or pubs check for special offers regularly. These will keep you informed of the latest deals.

If the weather has been worse than expected, then you might find cancellations and last minute deals as a many people visit the Lake District for outdoor pursuits and if you don’t mind the bad weather then this might be for you.

Visiting Cumbria makes for a relaxing holiday and the unique and independent places to stay will make your trip to Keswick all the more enjoyable. With a bit of luck, picking where to stay and avoiding the high seasons, you can find a great deal on accommodation for your holiday.

Nearby Attractions and Sights


Derwentwater

(Lake District National Park in north west England)

Derwentwater is a beautiful expanse of water. You can take a walk around the lake, which is 9 miles long but flat. The views from the lake are truly breathtaking.

Theatre by the Lake

(Lakeside, Lake Road, Cumbria CA12 5DJ, United Kingdom)

Lovely theatre situated on the shores of Derwentwater, offering some great plays and other events throughout the year.

The Puzzling Place

(9 Museum Square, CA12 5DZ England UK)

The Puzzling Place is an unique exhibition of optical illusions and puzzles. It’s great fun for adults and children alike.

Cumberland Pencil Museum

(Southey Works, Greta Bridge, Keswick CA12 5NG, England UK)

Very informative and interesting museum packed with interesting facts about pencils. Worth a look, especially with young children.