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throughout the rich and glowing plain. On the south and west, Bassenthwaite is bounded by the craggy tops stretching from Grizedale Pike to the cultivated lands beyond Wythop Woods, and the widely-extended vale is sheltered by Skiddaw on the north. The view expands as you descend to Brow Top, whence the eye takes in Derwent Water and the Borrowdale mountains at its head.

Keswick and excursions
Is a neat market-town, consisting of one long street of good houses, situated near the foot of Derwent Water. The chief inns are the Royal Oak and Queen's Head; but there are several smaller inns, where parties may be accommodated, besides many neatly-furnished private lodgings. Post-chaises and ponies may be had at the inns, with intelligent guides for excursions by land, and neat pleasure-boats for the water. Here are two museums, exhibiting the geological history of the surrounding locality, and many foreign curiosities; one was established by the late Mr. Crosthwaite, and is now kept by his son. At both the museums, the various mineral productions of the district are exposed for sale. The Town-Hall was built in 1813, on the site of the old Court House; the bell on which the clock strikes was removed from the seat of the Radcliffes, on Lord's Island, and is inscribed 'H. O. R. O., 1001.' This building is used both for a court-room, and also for marketing
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button -- Crosthwaite's Museum
button -- Kewick Museum and Art Gallery
button -- "Keswick" -- Keswick
button -- Moot Hall
button -- "Queen's Head" -- Queen's Hotel
button -- Ambleside to Keswick
button -- "Royal Oak" -- Royal Oak
button -- station, Castlerigg
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