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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.
Windermere, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You don't need me to tell you about this Lake, it's the most famous in England and is the most stunning place to visit. No matter what the weather you will always find something to do, boat trips, paddling or swimming in summer, or shopping...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Normski49
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the red route from Ambleside to Bowness and this was very pleasant.Commentary onboard excellent and refreshments available

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank pauline9142016
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited here for the first time ,thoroughly enjoyed the experience wonderfull part of the countryside,plenty to see and do ,the food in the area is really good value for money .

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Glyn J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful, a must visit when in the Lake District. Whilst we were there we saw a beautiful sunset as well, which just made our trip.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank twenty_19
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lake was lovely.fantastic place to take photos. Lovely sunny weather too so really enjoyed it. Will be back again.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank caroljM2178SG
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here for my 1st wedding anniversary and the views and surrounding area is absolutely stunning

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AlexV85
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lvely boat trip, the captain told us all about the lake, etc, very enjoyable trip. Definately would reccommend it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Candypoo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wet and windy boat trip up and back to Ambleside was enjoyed by both of us. The guides were knowledgeable and interesting, I learnt lots. Refreshments were available on board and the boats were clean and well maintained. Good value for money.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LynnieHack
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always enjoy a trip on the lake the weather wasn’t good but didn’t stop us enjoying the trip we was a bit worried it it was a good crossing

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TravelPerson1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery. Geared for tourists even in the town where prices are hiked. The parking near the ferry launch can be confusing. The roadside parking is free for 2 hours around the lake and there are some one hour stay car parks in the town...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Barry D
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July 29, 2018|
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Response from Windermere L | Property representative |
Hello - obviously we're going to say come to Windermere!! But for easy car-free transport, range of cruises and option to visit other attractions, we offer a broad and frequent service. Have a look at our website for more... More
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January 1, 2018|
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Response from AV H | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Mark B. However please be aware that Windermere Town And Station are 1- 1.5 miles from Lake Windermere. The nearest access point on the Lake to the station is Bowness on Windermere.
steve c
July 5, 2017|
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Response from Bry4n1976 | Reviewed this property |
roughly £40-45 for a family ticket. good value in my opinion
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London, United Kingdom
Hotels or B&Bs in Lake Windermere - Late served Breakfasts (2 Replies)
Can anyone recommend a hotel or B&B for two people in April in or around Lake Windermere that serves breakfast later than 9.00 am? Thanks Alan
January 14, 2013|
Response fromJen10Liverpool|
Hi, The Belsfield Hotel in Bowness, we stayed last year, think breakfast is until 9.30. You could call and ask. Its the big hotel overlooking Lake Windermere, lovely views from the dining room.
Lake Windermere versus Blackpool (1 Reply)
Hey every1, I need help deciding which area to spend a long weekend with my boyfriend in. It is between Blackpool and Lake Windermere. My boyfriend and I are quite active but I would also lilke a more romantic and tranquil side to my break. If any1 has any suggestions please leave a comment, thanks Sophia
November 27, 2006|
Response fromWACT|
Is there anything romantic and tranquil about Blackpool? It's great for a bit of fun, but please please please go for Windermere. Country walks, fresh air, good food, log fires. Need I say more?
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Lake Windermere or Coniston Water for a day out? (6 Replies)
My husband and I will be staying in Bowness and have a Monday to spend before leaving first thing Tuesday morning (in early September). I'd love to have input on where to spend our one full day in the Lake District. We will not have a car. We're torn between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water. He loves steam engines (so sad that the steamboat museum closed before our visit). We both love the Swallows and Amazons books, history and wouldn't mind at all ending the day at a nice pub. ...More
April 18, 2008|
Response fromwebspinner|
That looks like just the ticket. Have you (or anyone here?)tried it?