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Address: Windermere, England
Activities: Sailing, Wind-surfing, Kayaking, Mountain biking, Camping, Swimming
Description: More than ten miles in length, Windermere is England's largest lake that...
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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Simply Beautiful.

Having been up to lake Windermere for a canoeing expedition and staying in the area it is a perfect place to get away and relax away from the hustle and bustle of normal working... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Tom J
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Essex, United Kingdom
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Essex, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
36 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Having been up to lake Windermere for a canoeing expedition and staying in the area it is a perfect place to get away and relax away from the hustle and bustle of normal working life. Visited in the August time it's certainly nice and warm but be prepared for rain just in case! Very photogenic area so definitely take a... More 

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manchester
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84 reviews 84 reviews
20 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely sights lovely views a nice weekend for my birthday. A boat ride on the lake and feeding the swans and geese. Shopping and ice cream . Highly recommend a visit to bow was. Very enjoyable

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

Thank you for such a lovely review and for highly recommending a visit to our area. We're delighted you had such an enjoyable time and send you the very best of belated birthday wishes. More 

UK
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257 reviews 257 reviews
114 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The best way to explore England's largest lake is via the various cruise boats which regularly give a spectacular sightseeing trip around the lake, from Bowness Bay & Ambleside. You will normally get an audio commentary of places of interest and hopefully some wonderful photographs of the Lake District. However for me the whole experience was let down by the... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Lovely lakeside town, with nearby ferry across lake to Hawkshead,Good restaraunts and low key traditional shops.

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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 of our area. We hope to welcome you back again one day soon. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Going in the off season makes for a far more chilled out and relaxed visit. Boats onto the lake were calmer though less frequent, but it was certainly something I would recommend if you are able.

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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 of our area. We're delighted you had such a pleasant visit and are very pleased with your recommendations of our cruises. We hope to welcome you aboard again. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I took a boat trip on the lake, a very interesting way to see the lake, very beautiful even in the winter/early spring. Then a stroll around the town.

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

Thank you for your lovely review of our area and for sharing your pretty picture. We're delighted you enjoyed the cruise and hope you visit us again soon. More 

Barnsley, United Kingdom
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1,383 reviews 1,383 reviews
494 attraction reviews
4,022 helpful votes 4,022 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We took a boat trip along this magnificent lake, which I think is the best way to see it. Boats buzzing around & some beautiful property on the shoreline.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review and five star rating. We're very pleased you enjoyed the cruise and hope to welcome you aboard again one day. More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We took a boat trip up the length of it and it is a beautiful part of the British countryside. Well worth a visit for the views.

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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. We're delighted you enjoyed your recent visit and boat trip on Windermere. We hope to see you again one day soon. More 

Todmorden, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
7 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Getting the boats round the lakes is the best way to get round if your in no rush, great views, easy to use, you get to see everything, plenty of boats, not too expensive, and is relaxing. Will go back on the cruisers when we go back to the lakes.

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

Thank you for your lovely review of our attraction. We're delighted you enjoy and recommend our cruises. We look forward to welcoming you aboard again. More 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
54 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Lovely in winter, swans and geese still congregating round lake, amazingly boat trips still available, much calmer resort in winter, thoroughly enjoyed it without the crowds, and loved snow on tops in distance

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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. We're so pleased you enjoy visiting the area and cruising on our boats. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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