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Lake Windermere

Windermere, England
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Ranked #4 of 9 Attractions in Windermere
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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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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The staff are helpful and it was lively to rent the boat and explore. The views are recommended! It was a good spot to relax and people watch.

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

Many thanks your your lovely review and five star rating. We're very pleased to read that you enjoyed our self-drive boats. We hope you return to visit the area again in the near future. More

Edgbaston, null, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

visited on 13.09.2014 with my partner - would definately recommend - beautiful place to visit and the locals are all very friendly and welcoming - windermere is great to walk around and cycling is on roads and some cycle routes are availble too - lakes are massive so an early start is advisable - we left at 5am from birmingham... More

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

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review and five star rating. We're so pleased you enjoy our area so much. Good advice regarding the early start to make the best of the day! We hope to welcome you and your partner to the Lakes again. More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Been to Canada, US, etc. for Lakes, Mountains, etc. We've got it all here! Within a couple of hours drive! Loads of places to walk, eat, and chill out. Take the ferry, get a kayak or motor boat. Not expensive, a real good break away...

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

Indeed- how beautiful it is!! We're very lucky, we do have it all as you say. Hopefully lots of our visitors to our area agree! thank you for your review and five star rating and we look forward to continuing to welcome you to the Lake District. More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It is the most beautiful Lake in the world as far as i am concerned. i had a house there once and i could never tire of it rain hail or blow

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

Thank you for your wonderful review and five star rating. We're so pleased you love our beautiful area so much and hope to continue to welcome you to the Lakes. More

Perth
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128 reviews 128 reviews
44 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

What a stunning place. We had great weather which helped but there is so much to see and do round the lake. if you have not been then go!

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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. It certainly is beautiful and stunning and we agree wholeheartedly with you- if you havent been before- definitely go!! More

kent
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

HAD GREAT 1.5hrs on the 'cruise' ship totally around Windermere,booked online for £8.95 each. I was very interesting and scenic, worth the money.

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

Thank you very much for your lovely review and five star rating of our Attraction. We're so pleased you enjoyed our cruises and hope to welcome you aboard again. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We took a boat trip from Bowness to Ambleside. It was beautiful with lots of information given about the lake and the surrounding landmarks

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

Many thanks for your lovely review and five star rating for our Attraction. We're so pleased you enjoyed the cruise and hope to welcome you aboard again. More

Irvine, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Took a sail on the Teal to Lakeside and back on a beautiful day and visited the very interesting motor museum. Excellent. Nothing to not like.

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

Many thanks for your wonderful review of our combined boat and motor museum package. We're so pleased you had an enjoyable cruise aboard MV Teal and had an excellent visit to our sister attraction, the Lakeland Motor Museum. We hope to welcome you again very soon. More

Llanelli, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Hired a small motor boat for an hour. Weather was fantastic, so had clear blue skies & views were breathtaking such s beautiful place!!!

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

Thank you for your lovely review. it certainly is beautiful, we that live and work here count ourselves very lucky! We hope you can visit us again. More

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Beautiful scenery with lakeside views to die for and either challenging or leisurely walks. Busy in September so wouldn't go in summer

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

Thank you for your fantastic review and five star rating of our gorgeous area. We've been really lucky to have been experiencing the most amazing Summery weather currently throughout September. So there has been more visitors than usual making the best of it. Which is great for all the local businesses! More

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