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Lake Windermere

Address: Windermere, England
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Ranked #6 of 14 Activities in Windermere
Type: Other outdoor activities, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Sailing, Wind-surfing, Kayaking, Mountain biking, Camping, Swimming
Owner description: More than ten miles in length, Windermere is England's largest lake...
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Type: Other outdoor activities, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Sailing, Wind-surfing, Kayaking, Mountain biking, Camping, Swimming
Owner description: More than ten miles in length, Windermere is England's largest lake that offers a wide variety of summer recreation including cruises, fishing, boating, sailing and scuba diving.
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Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Liked. The stunning beauty, the friendly people, going back into my memories as I re con elected on lake W about 40 years ago. Our B&B no jean made our visit Disliked: progression, too many school groups, very touristy and quite tacky. I know business must be run and a short season but it deserves better that's on the lake... More 

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Lake Windermere, responded to this review

Thank you for your many "likes" about our area & we're pleased you enjoyed your recent trip. You obviously hold a lot of precious memories about the past, we hope you continue to visit and maybe add a few new ones too. More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

we visited in april 2013... Hired a small boat (electric) which dont go fast but that was the beauty and we had all the time to be in the middle of the lake and enjoy the mountains... In hindi we have a phrase " ye haseen vadiyan...ye khula aasman ...aa gaye hum kaha" and it was feeling exacly like it........ More 

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Lake Windermere, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and five star rating. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit in 2013 so much you took the time to review it. Lake District(Windermere) would love to welcome you back again one day. More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Whilst it is a bracing experience, Windermere in the Winter offers a very different experience to the Summer. The launch operates for most of the year and offers a great way of seeing the surrounding landscapes from another angle. To see the rising mountains on all sides of the lake from the centre of Windermere is a great site. The... More 

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Lake Windermere, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Winter most certainly does offer different (and bracing!) aspects of the area to Summer time. Thank you for your praise & info about our attraction-we operate sailings every day except Christmas Day. We hope you visit the area again soon & come for a cruise! More 

Geldern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Went at the wrong time of year, but still a good place to be. Trip on the lake was nice, only one choice in JAnuary

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Lake Windermere, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review and five star rating. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit. On the quieter weekdays in January, there are two cruises from Bowness to choose from & one from Ambleside. Cruises also operate from & to Lakeside at weekends. We also offer great value 24 & 48 hour freedom tickets which are valid on all... More 

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

will never get bored of visiting this amazing place. It is a wonderful destination to visit with family and friends or even a romantic weekend away. It has become for me, a family tradition and i will never get tired of going. the scenery and atmosphere is amazing! The locals are warm and friendly and there is over 100's of... More 

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Lake Windermere, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review. We're delighted that our lovely area has such a fond place in your family's heart. We hope to continue to welcome you and your family for generations to come. More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

never ever get tired of visiting the Lakes and surrounding towns, whether its the steam boats the ferry the country roads the wildlife the walks....the pubs the shops! Rain sun snow hot cold windy, its fab.........

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Lake Windermere, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing such a lovely review & wonderful pictures!! We're so pleased you enjoy visiting our lovely area so much and so often. Thank you for the five star rating. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon we hope! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A really lovely part of the world to visit. Took the ferry from Ambleside to Bowness and spent the morning wandering around. Lots of little cafes and narrow streets with some great shops. Highly recommend it.

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Lake Windermere, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and high recommendation. We're delighted you enjoyed your recent visit and cruise from Ambleside to Bowness. We hope you visit us again soon. More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Lovely lovely place, been twice, once in summer and once in autumn. personally prefered autumn as windermere was less busy and not overun by visitors... though even in summer its a lovely place.. Uk at its best

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Lake Windermere, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review- UK at its best - we like that! We look forward to welcoming you again very soon one day, we hope! More 

Templeton, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Loved the scenrey we took a bus tour of the area that included ancient stone circles and waterfalls. Friendly tourists on bus also to help take pictures but it was raining and cloudy. We still enjoyed ourselves.

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Lake Windermere, responded to this review

We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit in spite of the weather! thank you for your lovely review and five star rating. Hopefully, one day you will be able to make it back to our shores and pay us a return visit. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Lovely shops and scenery & beautiful lakeside walks available. Option to go on boat trips or hire rowing boats if you're feeling energetic! Plenty of small retailers, outdoor shops & cosy cafes to rest in. Lovely for a day trip or short break :-)

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Windermere L, Public Relations at Lake Windermere, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and five star rating. You've managed to concisely and precisely list most of whats great about our area. We hope to welcome you back soon. More 

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