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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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All reviews boat trip beautiful scenery steam train steamers car ferry lovely place to visit sunny day boats trips aquarium geese weather walks tourists england pubs shore
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Off peak means lots of diversions in readiness for the main tourist season still enjoyed our time there

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank busher1441
Reviewed 4 days ago

Plenty of seating on the boat, inside enclosed with good vision, can sit on the top open area. Cold old day, but warm on board. Best way to see the shores around the the lake, plenty to look at. Relaxing experience.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Judith M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Me and the girlfriend visited for the Lake District for the first time in February this year and wasn’t disappointed, we stumbled across lake Windermere out of the blue on a drive out one Sunday. We found the village was super dog friendly which was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mattypeachy
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great boat trip can sit downstairs in covered enclosure with huge windows and upstairs without. Dogs are allowed on board and hot and cold drinks can be purchased on board a must to do !

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Clare C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took a chance coming here as the weather forecast was not very good. But despite the showers whilst we were here it was lovely and sunny. Didn’t go on the lake strolled along the shore to take in the beautiful views. Really relaxing, not...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank graham198
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This area is so pretty, quiet and very clean. Lots of restaurant and shop nearby. Fresh air, birds, nice walks, relax.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RitaG0413
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Me and my partner were staying at a hotel near by for the weekend. Seeing as though we were visiting the lake district it only seemed right to visit Windermere. Although we only stayed for a couple of hours due to the bad weather, we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank nikkio867
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery plenty to do and good ferry ride £11.50 loads of pubs and restaurants only thing was woman on reception at ferry was a bit sarcastic when asked how to get to beatrix potter's museum where do we get off she said here it's...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Scubaboy1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of boat & sightseeing trips can be taken from Bo’ness on Windermere. Lots of pretty shops, cafes and pubs for any weary walkers in need of refreshment. One of the best Lake District towns.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kim R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love to drive around the Lake, take the ferry, and walk around portions of it. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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
Sharon Joseph B
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