3 Best Places to Shop in Keswick, The Lake District

George Fisher

The area's largest and best outdoor equipment store, George Fisher sells sportswear, travel books, and maps. The staff is faultlessly friendly, helpful, and well-informed. Daily weather information is posted in the window, and there's a coffeeshop with a selection of local artwork and pottery.

Needle Sports

This company stocks all the best equipment for mountaineering and for rock and ice climbing. They also provide information about local climbing and fell running clubs.

Thomasons Butchers & Deli

A butcher and delicatessen, Thomasons sells some very good meat pies—just the thing for putting in your pocket before you climb a Lakeland fell. The housemade sausages are fantastic if you're planning a barbecue.

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