The Beautiful Keswick Town and nearby Derwentwater Cruise
HEAR YE! HEAR YE! Gather round, all you good people. Lend me your ears and your eyes because I have a tale to tell. Have you ever heard of a majestic town known as Keswick..? No. Well, allow me to acquaint you
You will find Keswick nestled between the northern hills of The Lake District. A picturesque town yet to be spoiled by modern-day life. A place where you have to purchase a Corgi before being allowed to buy a house. In Keswick, they only serve scones with clotted cream, the residents refuse to eat anything else. And if you dare drink from a glass without sticking out your little finger there are dire consequences - I've been told there's a miniature guillotine in the town hall and every Sunday afternoon the town folk fill the hall to watch the foolish have their offending fingers removed -
Those who follow the rules will no doubt enjoy visiting Keswick, it is truly a beautiful town. However, you can expect to have your wallets emptied by venturing inside any souvenir shop, of which there are many. But this is a part you must play and the sweet little dear behind the counter will always milk you with a smile, so just be polite and go with the flow. After all, it takes money to maintain a town such as this and once you're wise to the game you can embrace the rest of the day in a more frugal way by enjoying what's really on offer...
Surrounded by beauty
Take a stroll down the hill and you'll find yourself at Derwentwater, a large lake enclosed within hills and steep rock faces. Here you breathe easy and forget about all your troubles.
A visit to Keswick would be wasted if you departed without enjoying a boat ride. Regular tour-boats set sail throughout the day taking you on a graceful journey around the lake.
For a very reasonable price, you can climb aboard one of the large boats and be carried across the water to witness the spectacular views. Overlooked by the hills and cliff-faces, you soon realise that you're somewhere quite special.
Safely back to shore, you can disembark feeling revitalized and slightly more at ease with the souvenir-shop shakedown you experienced earlier that day. All that's left to do now is to find a good coffee shop/pub and enjoy some refreshments(Just don't forget to stick out your little finger!)
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