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  Derwent Water by boat

besides many neatly furnished private lodgings. Here are two museums, exhibiting the natural history of the country, and numerous foreign curiosities: one was established by the late Mr. Crosthwaite, (who published his maps of the lakes about forty years ago,) and is now kept by his son; the other is kept by the daughters of the late Thomas Hutton, who died in 1831, at the age of 85. At both the museums, at Mr. Wright's, and at other places, a variety of minerals and other subjects of natural history, are kept on sale. Post chaises, ponies, and jaunting cars may be had at the inns, with experienced guides for excursions by land; and neat pleasure-boats with intelligent boatmen for the water.
On an eminence at the north end of the town, Robert Southey, Esq. L.L.D. Poet Laureate, occupies a delightful situation; Mr. Pocklington has a pleasant summer residence at Barrow House; and Mr. Stanger, at Dovecote.
For an introduction to the beauties of Keswick vale, a good station will be found on Castlehead, which is a wooded rock rising, in the centre of the Derwentwater estate, to the height of 280 feet above the lake. From the Borrowdale road, at one third of a mile from the inn, a path turns off by which the hill is ascended: and from its summit the lake of Derwent is finely displayed, with its numerous bays and islands. Lord's Island, near the shore, was once the residence of the family
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