Travel to Keswick

By Road

For a scenic drive through the Lake District, leave the M6 at J36 (Kendal) and take the A591 via Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere. A more direct route from both the South and the North is to leave the M6 at J40 (Penrith) and take the A66 straight through to Keswick.

By Train

The nearest railway station to Keswick is Penrith, served by Virgin Trains. A bus service, taking forty minutes, connects Penrith railway station with Keswick Bus Station. Taxis from Keswick will meet trains at Penrith by prior arrangement.

By Plane

The nearest international airports to Keswick are Newcastle (93 miles), Blackpool (97 miles) and Manchester (124 miles). Further afield are Birmingham and London Gatwick and London Heathrow.

More Information

For more details on getting to Keswick, including maps, visit the Keswick website

The official visitor website for Keswick

Travel to Rheged

Please visit the How To Get Here page on the Rheged website for full details.

Buses From Keswick

Free Shuttle Bus (Sunday)

The shuttle bus will run between Keswick and Rheged on the Sunday, leaving Keswick in time for the start of each film at Rheged, and similarly leaving Rheged in time for the films at The Alhambra.

Spaces on the bus are limited, so please contact to book your seat.

The bus is free but if you would like to make a donation, that would help sustain the Festival.

Shuttle Bus Times

Depart Keswick (Bell Close) Depart Rheged
10:45 13:00
13:30 16:00
16:30 19:10


Finances do not permit us to run the bus on Saturday but there is a frequent service bus (X4, X5) between Keswick and Rheged.

Please check with Stagecoach for any changes.

Staying in Keswick for the Festival?

Keswick Film Festival has joined forces with Sally's Cottages, an award-winning holiday cottage company run by people that love the Lake District and Cumbria, with an office just across the road from our beloved Alhambra Cinema.

Over 260 beautiful holiday cottages in and around Keswick.

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All programme and film details are correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.