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Keswick Launch on Derwentwater

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Address: 29 Manor Park, Keswick CA12 4AB, England
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Nice river boat cruise and motor boat hire

Whilst staying in the lakes in July/August with my partner and some of my partners family we came here after finding Windermere too busy as we got there a little late in the day... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We got on the launch, a 1935 wood classic boat powered by rumbling Perkins Diesels, at Keswick and took it part-way around the lake. We got off and hiked for awhile, then returned to the boat for the stretch of the lake back to Keswick. The ride was most pleasant and interesting, and it was appropriately priced.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled on the 11.30 on the 13/04/2017 on round the lake cruise. you have to wait for the boat with no shelter. The scenery is stunning but there is no commentary on the boat which I felt it needed. The lady checking tickets was polite.

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Thank morris587
Belbroughton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have used the launch in the past and it is an enjoyable way to see the lake. However, after a long walk today, I was disappointed to find out that it is not currently stopping at Nicholl End or Lingholm. This really affects access to Portinscale. Fortunately, the very nice staff at Nicholl End marina arranged for us to... More 

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North Somerset
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86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very wet day, and we aren't serious walkers so thought an hour on this boat would pass a reasonably pleasant hour. You need to specify if you wish to hop on or off, and as the weather was so awful we declined. Unfortunately condensation and rain made the views difficult to appreciate. A running commentary would have added some... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

On Sunday 12th March my wife & I decided to walk from Keswick (Chestnut Hill) round Derwentwater and catch the launch back to Keswick. Unfortunately we had to curtail our walk at Nichol End to to my wife hurting her leg. When we tried to buy a ticket in the cafe there we were told that the launch was not... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Our party of 6 spent 3 days in Keswick in mid-March, so it was the very tail-end of the Winter season (only 6 'sailings' per day) just a few days before the start of the Summer season with its full programme of 16+ sailings per day. The weather was on our side and we enjoyed 3 glorious days of sunshine,... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great service, very friendly, informative and welcoming staff. Spectacular scenery which can only be appreciated from the lake. The launch travels clockwise and anti clockwise around the lake. There are plenty of interesting stops to hop on and off. You can get to Catbells, walk to the top then get the launch back to Keswick. A good option as there... More 

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Reasonably priced for a family ticket to hop on/off. Ideal for a family day out to allow yourselves a trip on Derwentwater and to hop off at any one of the various drop off/pick up points with access to walks around the lake as well as access to various other walks including Catbells. Lakeside and forest walks are well defined... More 

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Thank LouCole
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Had a fantastic trip with the family when they came up to visit. We'd been on before so we knew what to expect but my sister hadn't and loved it. Well worth it for the views and to escape the shoppers in town. Can get breezy but I'd suggest sitting out for the best views and photo opportunities. The inside... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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258 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Whilst staying in the lakes in July/August with my partner and some of my partners family we came here after finding Windermere too busy as we got there a little late in the day. We made our way and booked a boat to hire for about three quarters on an hour. The boat was good and the lake and scenery... More 

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