Situated in Keswick, this inn is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Thirlmere and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Hellvellyn. Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum and Keswick Museum and Art Gallery are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Located in Newlands Valley in an 18th-century inn, Swinside is just 5 minutes' walk from the banks of Derwent Water and offers beautiful views of the valley and the surrounding hills. Real ales are served in the bar and homemade pies and locally caught fish are available in the restaurant. Free WiFi, a TV, tea and coffee making facilities and a hairdryer are included in each neutrally decorated room. A selection of toiletries is provided in each modern bathroom at this bed and breakfast. Log fires feature in the traditional bar during the winter months, which also has views of the surrounding countryside. Full English breakfasts and a British menu are served in Swinside Inn’s restaurant. The bar area has a TV, for guests to watch sports. Newlands Activity and Adventure Centre is 20 minutes’ walk from Swinside. Free private parking is available and the modern Theatre by the Lake can be reached after a 5-minute drive. The market town of Keswick is just a 10-minute drive away.
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 rooms are tastefully decorated and well-equipped, with TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, radio alarm clocks and hairdryers. They are full of antique objects and furniture. The cosy, traditional English pub offers a range of real ales and a homely real fire. The award-winning restaurant has a à la carte menu that changes with the seasons; it serves traditional food with a modern twist. The George Hotel is only a 10-minute walk to the Derwentwater. Many activities are available in the area, such as golfing, horse-riding and cycling.