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Address: Windermere, England
Activities: Wind-surfing, Sailing, 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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Loved lake Windermere and if you visit then make sure you take a umbrella just in case the clouds come in fast even on sunny days! Beautiful scenery make sure you go on a cruise... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Loved lake Windermere and if you visit then make sure you take a umbrella just in case the clouds come in fast even on sunny days! Beautiful scenery make sure you go on a cruise of the lake worth every penny and so relaxing!

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Buy a one day bus pass (I think they're eight pounds) , which gives you access to all the routes in the area for the whole day, and add on a Bowness -- Ambleside (or vice-versa) sightseeing cruise for an extra four pounds. We rode the 599 to Grasmere, ate the famous gingerbread and looked around, rode back to Ambleside,... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We travelled on the boat from Bowness to Ambleside and returned. The Boat was easy to board with a wheelchair and the views fantastic, the only drawback is lack of toilet facilties for disabled the toilets were down a steep flight of stairs but we managed.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

the lake offers fantastic views of steam boats with a steam train at lakeside which also has an Aquarium, check out the Ice cream shop at Watersedge & don't forget your Kendall Mint cake a sweet local delicacy - chocolate covered is my favourite. great for running, cycling, walking :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Absolutely loved my recent trip tomWindermere. Weather was very changeable, we experienced all seasons including hail, but still managed a boat trip to Bowness. Complete with ice-cream, followed by yummy hot chocolate, in the lovely little pub/bistro by the lake. Little gift shops galore make this a treasure trove for the happy shopper. The pub overlooking the lake at Windermere... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful place, you have to see this, its a must so much lovely scenery. will always go back

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We had a lovely sunny day and the lake was calm framed with beautiful scenery. Plenty of boats to watch. Take a ferry ride to appreciate the area better.

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

Thank you for your lovely review- we're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to our area and hope to welcome you again! More 

Hope Island, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I are travelling from Australia for 3 months and our visit to Windermere was for 2 1/2 days. Never could we have imagined the beauty of this area and the 100's of photo opportunities. Where do I start? Windermere like many of the village are gorgeous and the lake is just stunning. Although we had a hire... More 

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

What a wonderful review!! Thank you so much and we're absolutely delighted you enjoyed your visit so much and found it so inspiring!! We hope you're enjoying the remainder of your trip and wish you safe travels! More 

Gosport, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A fabulous lake with various leisure facilities and boat trips, great scenery. The boat trips are a bit on the expensive side but we had summer weather and it was worth it.

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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 felt your visit was well worth it and hope you pay us a return visit one day in the future. More 

Oldham, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I booked a last minute break for my mum, myself and the dog. Lakelovers recommended The Garden Flat in Windermere. This property is literally underground, mum and I struggled down the steep unswept steps into the kitchen. Our four legged friend also found these steps very hard going. Once inside, the flat felt very damp and dark, baring in mind... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We will pass on your comments to Lakelovers but would also suggest you contact them directly yourself as well to raise your concerns with them. We do not comment on any accommodation providers on this profile which is supposed to be for Lake Windermere and not individual properties. More 

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