How to find Portland House in Keswick

Keswick is situated close to the M6 just north of Lancaster and South of Carlisle.

The nearest junction serving the North Lakes from either the North or South is J40 (Penrith) of the M6. From the South, for a scenic route through the Lake District, you can leave the M6 at J36 (Kendal) and take the A591 via Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere.

As you descend into Keswick and pass the War Memorial on your right, turn left into Station Street (just before traffic lights) and immediately left again into Southey Street. Continue until the junction with Church Street and turn left. Portland House is situated at the next corner on the left.

Using motorways from Manchester it takes approximately 2 hours, whilst the average comfortable journey time from London and the South-East is no more than six hours. From the Midlands to Keswick is 3 hours.
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