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Really busy place.

We parked in the car park at the far end of town and then walked back in along the road past the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kelvin L
Dunedin, New Zealand
Visit To Windermere

Nice range of shops including Sainsburys, Co - Op and WHSmith. There were also charity shops and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Once a Roman road linking some of England’s major forts, visitors can take scenic hiking trips along the route to soak up the scenic beauty and history of England’s Lake District.
5 High Street, Windermere LA23 1AF, England
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All reviews independent shops great shopping lovely town clothing stores plenty of places to eat usual shops windermere town centre lakeland store lots of shops interesting place busy area pubs and restaurants short stay booths supermarket steamers lovely place coop
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We parked in the car park at the far end of town and then walked back in along the road past the excellent shopping area and down to the lake front. Very pretty and interesting village and lots to see and do. Stop if you...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice range of shops including Sainsburys, Co - Op and WHSmith. There were also charity shops and cafes. WHSmith had a good range of DVD's, books and stationery. The lady on the counter (Kate) gave us a lot of advice on the local area and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place everything you would want is here, best part is the easy access to other places in the lakes free if you have a bus pass, Windermere station is only a fe minutes walk away, Bowness-on-Windermere is a 15 minute walk away. (Downhill

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights in Windermere and thoroughly enjoyed walking around Hight Street when we returned after touring. Lots of places to eat and drink.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of local shops not found in other towns Inuk.short walk from hotel , local supermarkets there ,Tesco ,coop, sainsburys ,

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

Spent some time walking, shopping and eating in High Street. Great independent shops with lots of variety. Many restaurants to choose from. Lovely town.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 20, 2019 via mobile

The high street is surprisingly large and has such a great range of restaurants and cafes. High quality outdoor shops with some decent clothing and gift stores. Very well kept, clean and prosperous which is nice to see. Lovely town!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 13, 2019

Plenty of restaurants. We sat and watched the birds fed on the shore line. Plenty of boat hire/steamer trips to be had.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Peter P
Reviewed May 16, 2019

We usually avoid the shops but the high street is quaint enough, but it is always busy, the only time i've ever seen this street quiet is very early in the morning. People travel from all over the world to visit Windermere time and time...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

We were visiting midweek lunchtime at the beginning of the Easter holidays and several eating places were closed.. Those that were open were therefore really busy.. Admittedly we were a party of 7 but after walking all round town, we finally found somewhere to accommodate...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Esther M
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john s
March 30, 2019|
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Response from gunesxgunter | Reviewed this property |
The streets and sidewalks are quite narrow in the town itself. The lakeside is good for wheelchairs and walking frames.
Mick W
April 18, 2018|
Response from Howi58 | Reviewed this property |
Parking in or around the actual street is never easy. Better to drive through the town to the Lakeside where there are a couple of bigger car parks and walk back.
July 7, 2016|
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Response from sabihah2013 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a Trespass shop on lake road in Windermere and I am sure there are several other outdoors supplies shops in the area as there are so many activities carried out in the areas