Three unmissable Keswick festival highlights for 2016

If you’re a culture vulture, you might want to plan your stay at our fantastic 4-star Hotel around one of Keswick’s fantastic festivals.

The 17th Keswick Film Festival

Fancy watching some of the world’s finest films surrounded by stunning scenery? The 17th Keswick Film Festival is Cumbria’s answer to Sundance. Set across four days in February, the festival will showcase an exciting roster of little-known movies. Highlights from this year’s programme include critically acclaimed Icelandic drama Life in a Fishbowl and award winning British documentary The Closer We Get.

Words by the Water Literature Festival

4 – 13 March 2016

Cumbria’s unique landscape has inspired celebrated writers and poets such as Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth for centuries, making the Lake District a mecca for literature lovers. Resting at the foot of the lakes, the Words by the Water Literature Festival is a unique event for writers and readers. Escape your routine this March and share the pleasure of books, words and ideas with other bibliophiles.

Keswick Jazz Festival

12 – 15 May 2016

Did you know the Lake District is home to the UK’s largest and most popular jazz festival? Every May, a horde of international and UK musicians grab their saxophones and flock to Keswick for a celebration of Creole culture. This music festival puts traditional, swing and mainstream jazz in the spotlight. Why not get down to New Orleans classics on the dance floor or attend one of the fascinating jazz history talks?