Like Kendal, Keswick is a great village with many pubs, restaurants and tea rooms. It also has a market running down the centre of the high street selling local produce rather than the tat you see in many markets.
Like many towns in the Lake District, the most common shops sell outdoor clothing.
Just a short walk from the town centre, is Derwent Water. This is much like any other lake in the area, offering the usual boat trips and a with a very easy going path circumnavigating it. Very nice.