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On an airy hilltop, the four thousand year old Castlerigg Stone Circle overlooks a town with a long history; from the founding of St Kentigern's Church (AD 553), the Market Charter (13th Century), early lead mining and the growth of pencil manufacturing, to the present thriving tourism centre with its striking old Moot Hall.
Long literary associations with Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey are maintained in museums and exhibitions, with a wide range of other attractions to interest the visitor. Keswick on Derwentwater, with the surrounding lakes and mountains, is the ideal location for all outdoor pursuits. There are walks and climbs for all standards; from the high 900m mountains Helvellyn and Scafell to guided walks and gentle rambles.