Budget Friendly Places to Stay Lake District England

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

559 reviews 9.1
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£ 15.00

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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

2798 reviews 7.6
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£ 55.20

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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

676 reviews 9.3
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£ 65.00

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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

514 reviews 9.1
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£ 65.00

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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

696 reviews 9
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£ 65.00

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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

575 reviews 9.1
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£ 70.00

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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

537 reviews 9.3
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£ 75.00

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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

652 reviews 8.7
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£ 76.00

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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

328 reviews 8.7
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£ 85.00

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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

396 reviews 8.4
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£ 90.00

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Skiddaw Hotel

CA12 5BN, Keswick, 29-31 Main St

Located in the heart of Keswick, 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 for the... read more

969 reviews 8.8
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£ 95.00

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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

663 reviews 9.1
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£ 97.00

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Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa

CA12 5UX, Keswick, Borrowdale

Overlooking picturesque Lake Derwentwater, the 4-star Lodore Falls Hotel is set in 40 acres of tranquil land with a waterfall and a lakeshore. Views across the lakes or mountains feature in many of the rooms... read more

455 reviews 8.4
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£ 105.00

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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

257 reviews 8.4
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£ 108.00

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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

967 reviews 9
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£ 110.00

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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

1131 reviews 8.8
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£ 124.00

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Lyzzick Hall Hotel

CA12 4PY, Keswick, Underskiddaw

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

499 reviews 9.5
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£ 126.00

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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 Edwardian Leathes Head Country House Hotel features a bar, a restaurant and as free Wi-Fi throughout. The individual, charming bedrooms... read more

289 reviews 9.3
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£ 130.00

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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

272 reviews 9.5
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£ 164.70

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Get the Cheapest Deals for Rooms


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.