The 6 Shops In Keswick You Absolutely Have To Visit
Keswick is a fantastic base for getting outdoors and exploring the Lake District, but it’s also a fantastic market town which is ideal for a spot of retail therapy. If you’re tired after a hard day of climbing the fells, and are looking for the best places in town to treat yourself or find some gifts to take home, we’ve put together a list of six of our favourite shops in Keswick.
If you’re a big fan of cheese, then this shop is a must-visit during your time in Keswick. This specialist cheese deli and gift shop stocks a large selection of local artisan cheeses, along with chutneys, jams, crackers, olives, cheese wedding and celebration cakes, and bespoke hampers. There’s also a selection of beers, wine, and gin, all sourced from local suppliers. This shop is packed full of tasty treats that you’ll want to take home with you - but luckily, you don’t have to, because The Cheese Deli offers delivery across the UK, so you can get your treats sent straight to your door.
Peter Rabbit and Friends is the perfect shop to visit if you’ve got little ones on holiday with you. Stocking a full range of Beatrix Potter presents, from soft toys to books, figurines and collectibles, as well as products from Winnie the Pooh, Thomas the Tank, Peppa Pig, The Gruffalo, and more, there’s something for everyone in this charming shop.
We’re cheating a bit here, as Keswick Market isn’t one specific shop, but this fantastic market can’t be missed when you’re in Keswick. The market runs every Saturday throughout the year, as well as on every Thursday from February - December, and offers a fantastic range of stalls, from award-winning food to handcrafted gifts, arts and crafts, and much more. Keswick Market is a favourite attraction for both locals and tourists, with a fantastic atmosphere, and is the perfect place to pick up some treats for yourself or some gifts to take home.
If you’ve brought your four-legged friend to Keswick with you, Podgy Paws is home to everything you could possibly need for your pet. Whilst offering food, treats and accessories for all pets, Podgy Paws specialises in outdoor accessories for dogs, from waterproof jackets and collars to leads, harnesses, backpacks and boots. If you’re planning on heading out onto the fells with your dog, and want to stop them from getting cold and wet in the unpredictable Cumbrian weather, pop into Podgy Paws for a fitting with the friendly team.
To satisfy your sweet tooth, visit Ye Olde Friars. They sell a fantastic range of luxurious chocolate, including gift boxes and hampers, as well as sweets, shortbread, quirky chocolate gifts, chutneys, mustards, honey, jam, and much more. This family-owned business designs its chocolate gifts in house, so Friars is the best place to visit for a really special and tasty gift that you won’t find anywhere else. They also offer seasonal ranges, whether you’re visiting at Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day or Easter, with delicious themed treats for every occasion.
Treeby and Bolton is home to an enviable range of contemporary art, glass, and home accessories. You can’t miss the 12-foot giraffe sculpture outside the front entrance, and once inside, you can explore three floors of design-led interiors, glassware, unique bronzes, and fine china. After perusing the shop and gallery, you can head downstairs to the Gallery Café, and enjoy a cup of Square Mile coffee along with homemade cake and light refreshments.
We hope that this blog post has given you some ideas for places to visit in Keswick. For more information about what’s going on in Keswick during your stay, including things to do and places to go, browse our website.