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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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Best way to see the lakes.

Getting the boats round the lakes is the best way to get round if your in no rush, great views, easy to use, you get to see everything, plenty of boats, not too expensive, and is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Getting the boats round the lakes is the best way to get round if your in no rush, great views, easy to use, you get to see everything, plenty of boats, not too expensive, and is relaxing. Will go back on the cruisers when we go back to the lakes.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely in winter, swans and geese still congregating round lake, amazingly boat trips still available, much calmer resort in winter, thoroughly enjoyed it without the crowds, and loved snow on tops in distance

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

such a beautiful lake, loads of spots you can just sit by the water and think or teach the children how to skim a stone or if your brave and it's warm enough take a little dip.

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

Thank you for your lovely review and wonderful suggestions of fun, free things to do around the area. You'd have to be very brave to go for a dip at this time of year but there are those that do! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Perfect end to a great getaway. A stunning little town with lots to see. We took a 45 minuet boat trip even though it was cold and rainy, it was great to see some sights along the lake. I would recommend anyone to visit Windermere. Loved 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 enjoyed your recent visit to our area and your cruise on our boats. We're delighted with your recommendation and hope you are able to visit us again some day. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Perfect for nature lovers and walkers! Beautiful on a clear day/evening. There is also a ferry so you can go across the lake so you can visit other places around the lake instead of travelling by car. plenty of cafés around bowness.

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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 of our area. We're more than happy to be described as beautiful and perfect! We hope to see you again very soon. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Take a trip on the lake and visit lakeside and haverthwaite railway. Relax on the lake trip, then hike when you arrive at the station, finishing with cream tea at the railway station at the end of the line after your short train ride

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

Thank you for lovely review and fantastic suggestion of a great day out! We hope to see you out hiking past one day soon! More 

Liverpool
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The lake is beautiful, there is a pub & coffee shops along the road as you pull up to the lake. Good value for money, most where being refurbished during the winter season. Really lovely and peaceful, views are gorgeous! You will not be disappointed X

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

Many thanks for such a wonderful review and five star rating. We're delighted you enjoy our area so much and look forward to welcoming you again.x More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Windermere lake is a place to unwind and sit and let the world go by looking out to windermere lake,with the swans,ducks near by.Take a sail,on one of the boats that sail throughout the day taking in the surroundings,a pair of binoculars are needed if you are a birdwatcher,even sit down on one of a number of benches to read... More 

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

Thank you for a lovely review and great advice! we hope to welcome you back again to partake in one of your suggestions very soon. More 

Teesside
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Our stay in Kendal would not have been complete without going the extra mile to visit lake Windermere. This was an unplanned sightseeing trip to end a perfect weekend break. Despite the temperature being below freezing, the sun made a very welcome appearance, highlighting the snowline which was quite high up the hills and the reflected images in the cold,... More 

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

What a wonderful, poetically written review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and discovered one of the great secrets about this area- no two days are the same & its always worth a visit, whatever season! We wholeheartedly agree with your sentiment regarding holidaying in England. We hope you visit us again one day. More 

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Just arrived back from a boat trip across Windermere - snow on the surrounding high hills, still reflective lake water, birds, fabulous walking. A pair of binoculars are essential otherwise you would miss so much. For bird watchers it is great, and for people who just love beautiful countryside it is great. I can thoroughly recommend a trip on the... More 

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

Thank you for a lovely, beautifully written review and five star rating. I see a visit to Windermere brings out the artist & poet in all of us! Many thanks for recommending our boat trips. We hope to welcome you back (with binoculars!) one day soon. More 

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