Take in 'Swallows and Amazons' landscape on a relaxing cruise

Derwentwater, Cumbria

Take a trip around the landscape used in the film ‘Swallows and Amazons’ and discover what inspired Arthur Ransome to write his famous book.

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Derwentwater is the third largest of Cumbria’s lakes and the deepest point measures 75 feet. Join Keswick Launch on a cruise of the spectacular lake, used as one of the filming locations in both the 1974 and 2016 Swallows and Amazons films (as well as a recent famous sci-fi movie).

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