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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 yesterday via mobile

The lake is wonderful no matter what time of year you come here it really is such a magestic place to be, I would recommend on all levels plenty to do and lots of great places to eat. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank lovefood5512
Reviewed 2 days ago

All I can say is wow !!!!!! A visit is a must, so beautiful, the scenery is stunning and the local pubs and restaurants are amazing and so friendly.

Thank bris2wnellie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Even on a wet and windy day the lake looked beautiful. We took the 45 min island tour which was nice.

Thank Emily G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's been our 9th visit and we discover something new all the time. We have always hired a small boat and done a 2 hour ride with the dogs. There are different points from where you can hire the boats. We also did a ride...More

Thank toko_1965
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to Windermere in September 2018 it is a very beautiful place. The lake is so mysterious looking and the town is so old but quaint & beautiful.Would go back again as so peaceful and different to anything I have seen before. Love it!

Thank Casse_S
Reviewed 5 days ago

A beautiful lake and wonderful hills around leading to just wonderful views. Take one of the boats from Bowness and enjoy a leisurely trip to one of the other towns admiring the scenery en-route. Currently you have the added bonus of the autumn colours to...More

Thank AMWN
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lake Windermere is an outstanding beauty spot with various recreation opportunities around it. I took a launch from Bowness to Ambleside and walked about there before returning, which was a relaxing, serene journey. If you’re looking for a more vigorous time, kayaks, rowboats, motorboats, and...More

Thank Lori A
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great trip if you want to see lake windermere and visit the other side of the lake . The boats do have a toliets and a small bar.

Thank hope1968
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was an unseasonably warm day when we visited Lake Windermere as the weather can be pretty wet I had been warned. Took a boat trip around the lake to Ambleside and stopped at Bowness. Very scenic beautiful calm place to be.

Thank paulapick187
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Windermere and walked down to Bowness and the lakeside. Well worth the walk down. The lake is beautiful, it was flooded as storm Callum had visited the previous day but there were areas where the boats were able to take passengers on...More

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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 Bryan M | Reviewed this property |
roughly £40-45 for a family ticket. good value in my opinion