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.

If you wish to make use of the shuttle bus, it is essential to book (we don't want to have more people at Rheged than we have seats on the bus!) by contacting - we will confirm your booking and the meeting point for the bus.

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


Finances do not permit us to run the bus on Saturday. Film times to Rheged are coordinated with the frequent service bus (X4, X5) between Keswick and Rheged.

Buses depart Keswick at 10.20 and 13.20 and depart from Rheged at 26 minutes past the hour but please check the timetable 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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Keswick Film Festival is supported by Film Hub North with National Lottery funding on behalf of the BFI Film Audience Network.

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