Keswick Webcam

Keswick Webcam

The Keswick webcam in the town centre streams live from Keswick Market Square. Ten other great Keswick webcams are slightly further down the page,

On all devices go to full screen mode (top right corner function) to see fantastic detail and experience being right in the centre of Keswick Market Square.

Please do not look up and wave at the webcam. We know it’s tempting but a young family live in the property and it can prove intrusive for the children. Thank you, we really appreciate you respecting their privacy. 

The Keswick webcam camera is in a new temporary position while essential building works are underway.

When viewing demand is very high it may take a few seconds for the webcam to load. Thank you.

The Keswick town centre webcam view shows the Moot Hall to the left of the screen and the whole lower side of the main Market Square, to Derwent Close with the Lakeland fells behind.

With thanks to The Ladybug: Designer and Lake District jewellery, who kindly allow us to situate the Keswick webcam broadband line and modem in the shop.

The image below shows a screenshot of the view of the Saturday Market, taken in summer 2019.

image of the Keswick webcam
Scroll down to the foot of the page, below the map, to see our archive of screenshots from the Keswick webcam taken throughout the year.

Keswick webcams

Click on the images to see live streams and views. Or go to all 50+ Lake District webcams.
image of the Market Place from the Visit Cumbria Keswick webcam
Keswick Market Place from our own live stream Keswick webcam
image from George Fisher's Lake District webcam
George Fisher Keswick webcam towards Skiddaw
image of  Skiddaw in the lake district
Keswick Computers webcam looking towards Skiddaw
image of Derwentwater lake taken from Derwentwater Marina
Derwentwater Marina live stream towards Walla Crag
image Keswick taken from Castlerigg
Castlerigg Hall webcam towards Keswick
image of Keswick looking towards Borrowdale taken from the Highfield Hotel in Keswick
Highfield Hotel Keswick webcam towards Borrowdale
image of the bridge over the river greta in keswick webcam
Keswick - River Greta
image of the Borrowdale Valley taken from the Langstrath
Langstrath Inn webcam in the Borrowdale Valley
image of Honister Pass and Fleetwith Pike
Honister Quarry webcam, Honister Pass in Borrowdale
image of Blencathra in the Lake District from the Keswick Computers webcam
Keswick Computers webcam looking towards Blencathra
screenshot of the webcam on ligholm estate
Derwentwater from Lingholm Estate

Keswick is a small town with a population of around 5,200 which is host to over 1.5 million visitors every year. The centre of the North Lakes, Keswick is particularly popular with walkers, climbers and outdoor activity visitors.

The Market Square has been the location for the Keswick Market for over 740 years. The market is held on Saturdays throughout the year and on Thursdays from mid February to December. It cannot “stand” during high winds so our live stream webcam is a very useful tool to see if the market is on.

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The official Visit Cumbria webcam in Keswick is supplied, installed, preset patrols set, monitored, maintained & sponsored by Owen Bayliss.

With particular thanks to:
  • The Ladybug, exclusive designer jewellery & gifts, well worth a visit.
  • Trudi Ford & family
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Screenshots from the Keswick Webcam

image of a screenshot taken from the webcam in Keswick of Santa on his sleigh, pulled by reindeer, arriving at the Victorian Fayre in Keswick Market Square

Santa arrives at the Keswick Victorian Fayre. 1st December 2019.

image of a screenshot taken from the webcam in Keswick of two police vans parked up in the Keswick Market Square
A very quiet evening gives our lads & lasses in blue a chance to park and catch up. 19th January 2020.
image of a screenshot taken from the webcam in Keswick of people in the Keswick Market Square on Brexit Day January 31st 2020

Keswick’s last few hours in the EU on an overcast January afternoon. 31st January 2020

image of keswick market square before storm ciara february 2020

The calm before the storm. Blue skies over Keswick. 7th February 2020

image of a rainy Keswick Market Square during storm Ciara February 9th 2020 taken from the Keswick webcam

Storm Ciara blows into Keswick. 8th February 2020

image of the Thurday market in Keswick in March 2020

After a month of storms it’s so good to see the full Thursday Market back – and the blue skies. 5th March 2020

image of a couple standing in the rain making a phone call and waving at the Keswick webcams camera

Even the rough weather doesn’t stop this waving couple on the phone (bottom right) from making their own unique Keswick Webcam ‘facetime call’.  7th March 2020.

image of a screenshot from Keswick webcam of an empty Market Square taken on the first full day of lockdown 24th March 2020

The day the UK woke up to a changed world: first full day of lockdown, 24th March 2020.

image of empty streets in Keswick as thousands of people around the world tune in to the most popular of the Keswick webcams to view the eerie scene on Bank Holiday Monday, April 13th 2020

Easter Bank Holiday Monday in Keswick: an eerie post-apocalyptical emptiness. Tens of thousands of people tuned in from around the world to view the empty Market Square. 13th April 2020

image of kesick webcam on the day of the european cup final

A busy Keswick square on the afternoon before the Euro final between England and Italy. 11th July 2021

Keswick market square during the euro final 2021

The Keswick square is emty during the match as everyone packs in the pubs and homes to hopefully watch England win the first major trophy since 1966. 11th july 2021

Image of the keswick webcam on a boiling sunday 25th july

People out enjoing a scorching July sunday, also on this day reports released show that the UK could have regular 40 degree days by 2040. 25th July 2021

screenshot of the keswick market webcam wshowing a snowy day in november

Shoppers brave a cold snowy day in the Keswick market square after Storm Arwen has passed. 28th November 2021

More screenshots coming soon…

Keswick

Keswick, the Lake District

Keswick, situated between the huge bulk of Skiddaw and the gentle beauty of Derwentwater, has become the major centre for tourism in the northern Lake District. This pretty market town offers a wide range of attractions for visitors, from shops and restaurants to museums with a difference, and boating trips around lake Derwentwater.

image of keswick moot hall and market in the lake district
Keswick Market Square and Moot Hall on market day


Keswick Market

In 1276 Edward I granted the town its market charter, and it continues to this day. Keswick Market is of good quality and brings many locals and visitors to the town. The general market stands every Saturday and Thursday, except in high winds. In the centre of the Market Square is the Moot Hall, now home to the Tourist Information Centre.


Keswick Outdoor Activities

Keswick is now one of the main centres of Outdoor Activities in the UK and an extensive selection of Adventure Activity companies, guides and instructors for all abilities are based around here.

Ghyll Scrambling is very popular, as is water sports, and 2 marinas are situated on nearby Derwentwater. There are 2 indoor climbing walls, several mountain bike hire shops and a large array of outdoor gear shops. Glamping is becoming very popular with a good choice of beautiful sites near Keswick.

Walking in the fells is a major draw to Keswick and boots can be hired from George Fisher’s shop on Lake Road. Borrowdale, at the far end of the lake, is particularly interesting for climbers. Paragliders can often be seen flying from the hills around the town.

image of Keswick Main Street seen from Stanger Street
View down Stanger St to Main St and Catbells fell behind.


Keswick History

The original settlement was at Crosthwaite, on the Western side of the town. The first Church at Crosthwaite was built in 553 AD, and named St Kentigern. Canon Rawnsley, served the church as vicar from 1883-1917. He was one of the co-founders of the National Trust, which owns much land in the area.

The rural economy was transformed in the reign of Elizabeth I, when minerals, copper in particular, were discovered in Newlands and Borrowdale. The discovery of black lead at Seathwaite in the 16th century sparked off pencil making which is still the major industry in the town. The Pencil Museum tells the story of pencil making in Keswick.

Visitors arrived in increasing numbers from the 1700’s, many of them literary pilgrims attracted by the area’s close association with the Romantic poets – Southey, Coleridge and Wordsworth.

Between 1885, when she was 19, and 1907, Beatrix Potter spent summer holidays at Lingholm and Fawe Park, the two stately homes whose estates now occupy most of the north western side of Derwentwater. The two houses, their gardens and the surrounding landscape provided material for several of her books.

image of Keswick and Derwentwater lake taken from Surprise View
Looking up Derwentwater to Keswick under Skiddaw

Keswick Landmarks

The Keswick Museum & Art Gallery is a purpose built Victorian museum, hardly changed today since it was created, with a local history collection, and original manuscripts from the Lake Poets.

At Friars Crag is a memorial, unveiled in 1900, to John Ruskin, who had many associations with the town. He once said Keswick was a place almost too beautiful to live in. There is also a memorial to Canon Rawnsley.

The Theatre by the Lake between the lakeside car-park and Derwentwater is a purpose built theatre to replace the ‘Century Theatre’ – a chaotic collection of blue portacabins which used to occupy the site.

The Victorian church of St John was designed by Anthony Salvin for the founder, John Marshall, who lived on nearby Derwent Isle. In the grounds is the grave of the author Hugh Walpole, who lived at Brackenburn, from 1924 until his death in 1941.

image of an aerial view of keswick in the lake district
An aerial view of Keswick looking towards the Borrowdale Valley

At the southern end of Derwentwater is the valley of Borrowdale, leading to the Honister Pass, and on to the smaller lakes of Buttermere, Crummock Water, and Loweswater.

What's On in Keswick

For upcoming events including festivals, live music, exhibitions, and outdoor activities CLICK HERE >>


Keswick Rocks - Geology

Beloved of many school field trips, the area around Keswick was once alive with erupting volcanoes and grinding glaciers, leaving the dramatic landscape seen today.

For a beginners guide to the geology of the area, and to understand what lies beneath your feet and around you, see our fascinating new Keswick Rocks page >>

Keswick Mountain Festival

Now one of the largest Mountain Festivals in the UK, the Keswick Mountain Festival is held annually in May or June. Around 20,000 visitors are drawn to the town each year to enjoy 3 days of world class sports, outdoor activities, talks and films, and two nights of live music beside the lake.

The family friendly festival is held in a spectacular location on the shores of Derwentwater, just a short stroll from Keswick town centre. For details read more here >>

The Keswick Convention

A Christian Bible teaching, worship and fellowship meeting, this runs for 3 weeks starting in mid June and ending on the first Friday in August. Approximately 14,000 people attended over 3 weeks in 2012. The Convention has been based at Skiddaw Street since 1987, and acquired the old Grammar School site in 1997 to extend their programmes.


Keswick Webcam

The official Visit Cumbria webcam streams a live feed from the centre of the Market Square. Click the image below to go to the live feed or go to the Keswick webcam here.

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