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.
Any thoughts or anecdotes to share?