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Lake Windermere

Windermere, England
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Ranked #4 of 9 attractions in Windermere
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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,... more » 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. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great countryside, plenty of places to visit loads to do, but getting around can be a bind. We stayed in a small cottage just outside Bowness town, too far to walk at our ages 70 ish. So we tried the parking but at £1.50 per hour payed upfront found it totally unacceptable. How long are you staying? How much should... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

plenty of leisure activities including worthwhile lake steamer trips, row boat hire, electric boat hire, etc. Bowness is relatively compact, but there are plenty of places to eat (some better than others) - shops, art galleries (selling paintings, figurines and lots more), etc. It's a good centre for visiting the southern parts of the lake district

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Oxon, uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Windamere is all hill, plenty of tea rooms / restaraunts but nice fish and chips next to the lake, boat hire is a little expensive but a good half day out

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Greasby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were lucky to have been asked by friends to stay at their cottage which they were staying in , Windermere is beautiful , fantastic time , walked in to Bowness lovely setting . Lots of wonderful walks for all levels of walkers , we went to Derwent Falls waterfalls were amazing so beautiful , so many breathtaking views .... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I highly recommend climbing a mountain to look at the view over the lake. Once you have been for a climb jump into the water for a refreshing swim. Very relaxing and calming place.

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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

loved the boat trips they were beautiful, scenery was fantastic and you get to hear some history whilst on them, we went to lakeside and ambleside and both trips were great, the hotels are great at both ends a little pricey for drinks but were lovely. We went to the aquatic centre where i fed the monkeys locus which was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very beautiful and relaxing views are amazing lots to see and do local reset rants and nice pubs sea side chippy's you can go boating on the lakes walk around shops in bowness or amberside Keswick or Kendall

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Touring in from St Andrews, we drove across the Struggle (through Kirkstone Pass) and knew then the Lake District stay would be spectacular and memorable. Arriving in Ambleside (we stayed at the Waterhead Hotel there), we enjoyed the shopping around Keswick and Ambleside, the lake cruise to Wray Castle and the walk up to Ferry Point, shopping and snacking at... More

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Devon,UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed at the macdonald spa and hotel which was lovely.its on the waters edge so you have all the atmosphere of the area. There is so much to do from. Walks to boat journeys and lovely shops and places to eat. The area is well looked after so nice and clean. There are lots of ducks,geese and swans to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The lakes views are well known but when you get there the size is put into perspective. Stunning views every way you turn, got some good photos. We took the boat trip across to the other side and spent some time in the town. Don't miss this trip.

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