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Lake District - Windermere & Bowness

Windermere and Bowness situated in a picturesque area on the east side of Lake Windermere, this Lake district resort is Cumbria's most popular destination. Windermere is busy all year round, ranging from people who come to enjoy the facilities of the Lake Windermere for sailing, fishing and boating, or those who come to relax and bask in the the Lake District relaxing atmosphere.

Lake Windermere, a water highway for centuries, headquarters of the Royal Windermere Yacht Club. Great for cruising, water-skiing, underwater swimming and yachting. Lake Windermere is allways bustling with ferries, yachts and boats and take in the views of the lakeside maybe you will see a boatbuilder merrily working on their boat.

Windermere and Bowness have a range of different syles of property, Victorian and Edwardian buildings litter the streets of Bowness on Windermere.

A great symbol of Windermere is St. Martin's Church it has stood on the same foundation for over 1,000 years. Originally the church was burnt down and rebuilt in 1484, then restored in 1870. the building contains 15th century stained glass windows, depicting red & white stripes with three stars, arms of John Washington closely related to George Washington, the first president of America born in Warton in Lancashire.

Bowness-on-Windermere was well known to the poet William Wordsworth: The White Lion, now the Royal Hotel was patronised by him and mentioned in 'The Prelude'. Wordsworth was a regular user of the ferry, which crosses Lake Windermere.

Windermere has a great car ferry which crosses Lake Windermere between Ferry Nab and Ferry House linking the villages of Hawkshead and Sawrey.

Why not take the family to 'The World of Beatrix Potter', in the heart of Bowness-on-Windermere. A truly magical reenactment of Beatrix Potters books, meet such lovable world renown characters such as : Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-duck and many more. Why not visit the home of Beatrix Potter at Hill Top?

The Windermere Steamboat Centre in Rayrigg Road, houses a unique collection of historic steamboats and motorboats. Look out for events throughout the whole season : British Classic Motorboats, model boats and steamboats rally.

Places to visit in Windermere & Bowness

Windermere Steamboats and Museum

The Windermere Steamboats and Museum have a unique collection of Lake Windermere's nautical heritage in a beautiful and tranquil lakeside setting.

Rydal Mount and Gardens

Rydal Mount, in the heart of the Lake District, retains a lived-in, family atmosphere and has seen little change since Wordsworth and his family came to live there in 1813.

Windermere Lake Cruises

Windermere Lake Cruises is the principal visitor attraction in Cumbria and is rated amongst the top ten in England.

Moutain biking in Windermere - There is a range of mountain biking trails in Windermere to keep the keenest of mtb riders captivated.

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