The picturesque Lake District village of Portinscale is situated one mile west of Keswick at the northern edge of Derwentwater and is said by many to be the most beautiful lake in England.
On the edge of the village is Nichol End marina where you can catch the Keswick Launch Ferry for a trip around the lake or take a short hop over to Keswick.
Portinscale has links with Beatrix Potter as it was at the nearby Lingholm and Faws Park that the family took their holidays. It was there that she made sketches of the landscapes and local woods that would later become part of her world famous books.
A pleasant walk to reach nearby Keswick is via a bridge footpath over the river Greta which links Portinscale to Keswick.
Portinscale once a farming village now mainly caters for tourists with its many hotels, guest houses, B&B’s and camping sites. The village also has a pub, a shop with a post office, two tearooms and two marinas.