High Street
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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.
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places2seeplaces2go
England, UK4,714 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Recent visit to The Lakes & stayed near to Lake Windermere so Windermere & Bowness were our local areas to shop.
The High Street is busy (even though lockdown 2021 restrictions were just starting to ease.
An eclectic mix of shops, including some interesting ones selling local products.
Written May 9, 2021
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Ali0818
Harrow, UK324 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Small town with lots of eateries and gift shops. Interesting for a potter around. Parking tricky but early birds before 8am can park all day for £1 in designated areas. Co-op and Sainsbury’s for self catering , lots of estate agents and holidays letting agents. Wouldn’t make a special trip but staying close by it was worth a wander.
Written February 20, 2020
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AH49
Cumbria, UK112 contributions
Aug 2020
A plethora of shops, cafes, restaurants and an art gallery. A Co-op, a Tesco Express and a Sainsbury's! Spent a lovely couple of hours here.

I would have given 5 stars had the public toilets not had a 50p charge to use them! These are the most expensive public toilets I have ever come across!
Written August 26, 2020
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Rama R
London, UK331 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
We just walked around for a while trying to find a place to have dinner. Turned out to be an extremely difficult job to do as every place is booked for the duration of the half term, especially with Covid measures in place in most places. Add to that the crowds on the streets, it's tough to follow social distancing guidelines. Trying unsuccessfully to get a table for lunch or dinner has been a highlight of our trip to Lake District this half term. Lots of shops if you are interested, and lots of eateries, but you have to book ahead plenty or visit after the half term or on weekdays.
Written June 3, 2021
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Tom
Guiseley, UK21 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
We stayed in a small cottage at the top of the high street. We had access to a great range of shops, great restaurants and a nice easy walk to Bowness and the lake. We didn’t have the best of weather but the area is still really good and we all enjoyed ourselves during the visit!
Written August 5, 2020
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Anna Hesmondhalgh
Tauranga, New Zealand9 contributions
Sep 2020
This is such a beautiful town, with many kind people and snug little buildings. I could go as far to say that this is my favorite town I have ever been to. The butchers shop has very high quality meat, and the sweet shop just up the road has INCREDIBLE ice cream. 100% recommend.
Written August 5, 2021
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Oxfordshirelass
Oxford, UK135 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Lovely high street full of a variety of shops and plenty of restaurants.
Stayed in Windermere for 2 nights at The Cottage, a stones throw from the high street.
It was a pleasant surprise to walk down the high street and see so many shops including gift shops, galleries, a launderette, Boots, lots of places to eat including Chinese, Mexican, pub grub and more.
Written June 13, 2022
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Dr_Waugh
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK6,270 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
We are staying in a holiday let just off the front street and it’s so good to have all of the facilities within a stones throw.

There’s a booths supermarket for a ‘proper shop’ and a cooperative and Sainsbury’s for convenience items.

The high street itself has plenty of eateries and shops to browse and a few art galleries.

Really enjoyed our stay here. Will be back.
Written October 29, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK165,953 contributions
Mar 2022
If this is meant to be literally the street named High Street, then there’s very little to see. If it’s meant to be the two main shopping streets in Windermere, then it’s a nice quaint shopping area with lots of local shops and it does have a local village, albeit touristy feel. If you’re visiting or staying in Windermere, then the shopping area is hard to miss, otherwise I wouldn’t go out of the way to see it.
Written April 3, 2022
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Pandamedic
Lichfield, UK5,572 contributions
Aug 2020
We stayed just a few minutes walk from the high street, so it was nice to be able to walk to the shops to buy our groceries. Good little selection of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.
Written January 15, 2021
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