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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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Huge lake and a wonder

Worth a boat trip or 2 round the lakes. There are a few and they take you round the different areas of the lake. Or you can be brave and hike up one of the hills. You get views... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Worth a boat trip or 2 round the lakes. There are a few and they take you round the different areas of the lake. Or you can be brave and hike up one of the hills. You get views you can only dream of and on a clear day it is beautiful! The lake is huge and you get a... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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355 helpful votes 355 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

You can always find something to do here. There is the wonderful scenery of the Lake itself where you can take boat trips at most times of the day. Then there is the forest walks that surround the lake. You can spend hours exploring here. Then of course there is the town which is very pretty with loads of bars,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

We explored Beatrix favourite places with Elliot from Mountain Goat. Such a good service with great explanation. Great ride for someone new or someone who tried to cover a lot of places in few hours. We get free cruise ride too. Windermere is so beautiful and it instantly relieve all our life stresses. Wish we could stay there forever :)

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW via mobile

we recently visited lake Windermere and had the opportunity to go on a boat to the steam train , lovely relaxing ride with information about the local area provided by the captain . We exited at lakeside were we go on the steam train . This was fantastic and lovely both all our party , both young and old .... More 

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Anglesea, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

England, are you kidding? Your air is filthy and I can't believe I am in the middle of the Lake District and its so polluted? Lovely hills and walking trails so polluted we can't see the sky. You need to wake up and sort it out. New Zealand has similar scenery without the pollution. You charge for car parks everywhere... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great for a day out. Hired a self drive boat for the lake for 28 an hour. Really serene and views are amazing when you get to the north end of the lake. Definately worth a visit on a sunny day.

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Saltburn by the Sea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My partner and I have visited Windermere a couple of times. The first time we visited we camped on a camp site about 4 miles out, then our more recent visit was at the end of March when we stayed in The Old England Hotel right on the side of the Lake. Windermere is such a beautiful relaxing place, we... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

What a place. Beautiful scenery. friendly people. Nice ice cream. And to top it off a one hour self drive boat just before sunset!!

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Take the complete boat trip all around the lake. Nice, peaceful and relaxing. Stop off and have a walk around if you like to at the villages on the lakeside. Well worth visiting.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

we recently visited Windermere and although situated in a beautiful part of Cumbria and is an ideal starting point for hikers and touring the town itself seems to have little to offer and you can walk round the whole town center in less than 30 minuets. If your looking for shops a better place is Bowness two miles or so... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely and informed review of our area. We're very pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome back again one day. More 

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