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Lake Windermere

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Address: , Windermere, England
Phone Number: 0139443360
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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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Beautiful place for a weekend,lots of shops/restaurants/pubs....and definitely get one of the small motor boats for a couple of hours

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place for a weekend,lots of shops/restaurants/pubs....and definitely get one of the small motor boats for a couple of hours

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Breathtaking views , leisurely drives, Windermere has something for everyone. Lots of walks with beautiful scenery, don't fancy that, then take a ride on a steamer up an down the lake, or just sit and relax in one of the many pubs and restaurants within Windermere. Families, couples or solo travellers all will enjoy.

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

beautiful location been here several times and is always peaceful, lots of things to do and see and you will not be disappointed

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Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

my favourite place in the world. I am never let down by the view, whatever time of year we visit. Lake Windermere is simply stunning.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Lake Windermere is lovely! This was our 1st visit to the Lakes and will definitely not be our last. There's lots to do round Lake Windermere; we stayed just outside of Ambleside which was lovely and also not too far from Bowness which has loads to do for families. The Lake cruise is a must!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

£7.40 each for a 45 minute boat trip around Lake Windermere, with commentary. Not bad value. Because we were on a coach trip, we had a voucher which gave us a free drink onboard.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, tranquil ....relaxing. Such a lovely way to see this lake - boats are well equipped and the staff all very helpful, dogs are welcome everywhere. Good for those of all abilities and ages

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lake Windermere or its official name simply "Windermere" but their is only 1 official lake in the district named so which is Bassenthwaite Lake, all the rest of the bodies of waters are meres or waters or pools. So Windermere is literally 10 minutes from our doorstep it is a lake that in the summer can be glistening with the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A nice little town, set back from the lake. If you like walking or peace & quiet its an ideal base; if you want more shops & lively activity, choose Bowness up the road, which is actually on the lake itself.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Loved the cruise on Windermere beautiful views across the lakes Good value for money lots to do and see

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