Laurel Bank 4 Star B & B Guest House, Keswick 017687 73006
The area around Laurel Bank
Laurel Bank is a delightful B & B situated on an elevated site close to Keswick town centre and the historic Castlerigg Stone Circle in the heart of the English Lake District. It is worth exploring the area around Laurel Bank on foot, but for those who want to travel by bus there is a bus stop on the door step of the B&B with connections to Keswick town centre, Keswick bus station, Penrith railway station, Cockermouth, Workington, Whitehaven, Windermere and Lancaster.
Here are some of the picturesque spots in the vicinity of Laurel Bank.
A tranquil moment on the footbridge over the River Greta is a welcome respite to enjoy the splendid mountain scenery surrounding Keswick.
Enjoy a pleasant stroll into Keswick town centre along one of the attractive local footpaths.
Fitz Park in Keswick on the banks of the river is less than twenty minutes walk away from Laurel Bank and here you can relax in the colourful gardens or, per chance, watch a local cricket or bowls game. There is also a playground for the younger members of the family or swimming and exercise facilities for everyone in the Keswick Leisure Centre.
Four miles east of Laurel Bank Bed & Breakfast is the Keswick Golf Club at Threlkeld Hall. It has an 18-hole parkland course with stunning Lake District views of the surrounding Cumbrian mountains.
Threlkeld village, situated on the opposite side of the main A66 route from Penrith to Keswick, has three very good pubs/restaurants and is a handy retreat from the hustle and bustle of the town. It is conveniently placed on the Stagecoach bus route that passes the front door of Laurel Bank B&B or for the more energetic, the eastern route of the old railway footpath provides a low level walking route from the guest house with a good pint at the end!
The walk by Greta River and through Fitz Park takes you to Keswick town centre, where there is an abundance of shops, pubs, restaurants and sports and leisure facilities for all ages.
Below is the view from the road that passes the neolithic Castlerigg Stone Circle, with the imposing slopes of Saddleback in the distance.