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Lake Windermere

Windermere, England
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Ranked #7 of 20 attractions in Windermere
Activities: Wind-surfing, Sailing, 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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit. We took the scheduled 'red route' to Ambleside which is good value and well worth doing. We also hired a little sail boat which again we'd highly recommend.

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Windermere is just over 10 miles long, and a mile wide at the widest point, but the majority of the length is significantly less. The surrounding hills and mountains offer superb views in all manner of weather, whether it is dramatic views of the mountains in mist or cloud or blue skies and bright sunshine on the bracken. There is... More

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Armadale, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Combined hop-on, hop-off ticket for lake cruises and steam train trip to Haverthwaite, good value for money and lots to do on a day out.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We went on lake Windermere cruise boat ride a couple of weeks ago as part of my sisters hen do and it was brilliant the guys couldn't do enough For us we had told them before hand we were coming and that we were bringing bottles of prosseco when we arrived we got took to the front of the queue... More

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Ossett, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Decided to go to do a bit of walking and sightseeing. Spent one whole day going and down the lake on various boats, the staff who work for the company are all extremely helpful and friendly. All the walks we went on were well signposted with distances. Do invest in the "walks around Windermere" @ £2.50 as it really accurate... More

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York, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

It was raining, well it is The Lakes & we were expecting that, so we bought a Freedom of The Lake ticket which was good value as it is valid for 24 hours from the time of purchase.

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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

My wife and I were there from 6th to 9th April 2014. We travelled by car from near Perth, Scotland. The lake was certainly nice to see but it rained almost all the time. The towns were pleasant but what really disappointed us, as a disabled couple, was the fact that downtown parking in Windermere, Boness-on-Windermere and nearby was so... More

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We have been coming to this area for over 40 years.In and out of season,it never disappoints. There are some pleasant walks along the lakeside and of course lovely pubs.You must also have a cruise on the lake very relaxing.

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Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Clean water, great view, fresh air! Superb! Have been coming to the area for over 50 years, always out of main season and have never gone home disappointed!

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Liverton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Words cannot really express how beautiful the views of this lake are, extremely highly recommended - must visit!

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