For historical sites, some of the best British cuisine in the country, and a never-ending supply of high-end shopping, the market town of Keswick is an excellent choice.A number of pubs with great music can be found along Main Street, while those who wish to do some shopping should head over to Tithebarn Street.The stones are of a local metamorphic slate, set in a flattened circle, measuring 32.6 m (107 ft) at its widest and 29.5 m (97 ft) at its narrowest.The heaviest stone has been estimated to weigh around 16 tons and the tallest stone measures approximately 2.3m high.
It is important to archaeoastronomers who have noted that the sunrise during the Autumn equinox appears over the top of Threlkeld Knott, a hill 3.5 km to the east.
Keswick Market, run by Geraud Markets (UK) Ltd in collaboration with Allerdale Council, was voted 2015 Best Outdoor Market in the UK It runs on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Philip Lamb, managing director of Geraud UK, said: "Love Your Local Market is an event put in place to encourage the people of great market towns such as Keswick to shop locally and celebrate the talent of the artisan makers at the market.
And starting and finishing with a boat ride across Derwentwater from Keswick puts the icing on the cake!
From the Hawse End landing stage, the climb is steep but can be taken at a leisurely pace, with plenty of breaks for drinks, snacks and taking in the view.
"Keswick has such a wide array of local market traders.