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Keswick

The tourist hub of the northern Lake District in England, Keswick is a popular destination for walks and hikes. Nearby is the Castlerigg Stone Circle, a sacred Neolithic site, and Skiddaw and Catbells are popular hills (or fells) for walking. Keswick has several unique museums: a Victorian museum features the famous Musical Stones of Skiddaw; the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery displays local works; Cars of the Stars immortalises cars from film and television; and the Cumberland Pencil Museum chronicles over 350 years of pencil-making. Keswick was, historically, a market town, and there is still a bustling market each Saturday around the Market Square at Moot Hall. The town hosts a number of events in the summer, including a beer festival, film festival and jazz festival. Another popular attraction in Keswick is the Theatre by the Lake, which stages performances all year round.