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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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Greasby, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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Burnley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We bought tickets for the Red Cruise on the lake, adult cost was £10 each return stopping off at Ambleside where you can get a battery powered old bus in to town which costs £2 each one way and is about 1 mile, we did enjoy the lake trip and the town of ambelside, we are pensioners.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Fantastic views and descriptive running comments. A smooth cruise that offers shelter if needed. Well organised not much of a wait as boats run frequently.

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cumbria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

lake windermere is a lovely place to visit ,go to the lake edge at b.owness it has a marina cafes and individual shops ,we go a few times a year sometimes day visits but we always take a overnite case just incase we decide to stop ,which is quite often.well worth a visit

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