Lake Cruise

Take a cruise on Lake Windermere. Board at Bowness-on-Windermere and either travel north to Ambleside or South to Lakeside at Newby Bridge where you will find the Aquarium of the Lake, Lakeland Motor Museum & Lakeside & Heverthwaite Railway.


Windermere makes an ideal base when it comes to walking in the Lake District. The stunning viewpoint across Lake Windermere at Orrest Head can be reached from the door. Slightly further afield you can walk Loughrigg Fell, Tarn Hows, The Langdale Pikes, Fairfield Horseshoe, Kentmere, Coniston Old Man and Helvellyn just to name a few.


Grizedale Forest is 12 miles away or less via ferry and offers a choice of cross country and downhill mountain biking. Road bikers can enjoy quiet country lanes or challenging mountain passes such as Kirkstone Pass, Wrynose Pass, Blea Tarn or Hardknott Pass, which is the steepest road in England.

Places to Eat

There is an almost endless choice of places to eat in Windermere & Bowness-on-Windermere. Ranging from daytime cafes to traditional Lakeland Inns, restaurants offering a choice of world cuisines including Italian, Thai, Indian and Chinese. Fine dining restaurants are also available.

World of Beatrix Potter

Located in Bowness-on-Windermere, The World of Beatrix Potter is a vibrant family attraction bringing to life Beatrix Potter's stories in a magical recreation of the Lake District countryside featuring Peter Rabbit.

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

Located at Newby Bridge, you can travel back in time when you climb aboard a train at Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. A distant memory of bygone years for some and a new experience for others. It's a unique day out for all.

Lakeland Motor Museum

The Lakeland Motor Museum is located at Newby Bridge and offers a unique collection of 30000 exhibits, including 140 classic cars and motorbikes, all carefully assembled over 50 years.

Lakes Aquarium

Lakes Aquarium is located on the southern shore of Windermere. Explore the lakes of the world and discover incredible creatures. Book tickets in advance and save!

Mountain Goat Tours

Mountain Goat Tours are based in Windermere and they are the number 1 Lake District tour driving specialist, boasting over 45 years of experience. Get off the beaten track and enjoy a small group experience with a knowledgeable driver guide.

Blackwell Arts & Crafts

Located just south of Bowness-on-Windermere Blackwell is one of Britain's finest Arts & Crafts historic houses and it enjoys views over Lake Windermere.


If shopping is your thing you will enjoy the choice of independent stores available. Bowness, Windermere, Ambleside and Kendal all offer a great choice of shops including specialists in chocolate, coffee, wine, fashion and outdoor clothing, food and art.


Located just half a mile away in Bowness the Royalty Cinema is a modernised 3 screen cinema set in an Art Deco-era building with a period auditorium and Wurlitzer organ.

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