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Lake Windermere

Windermere, England
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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.
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Windermere, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Try the cruises either a short hop or full round trip, seeing Lakeside / Ambleside where there are plenty of places to see and eat etc.

Thank Adrian Bridges from Hereford
Reviewed yesterday

Rather disappointed in the place. Yes it's beautiful, when someone isn't trying to elbow pass you. Just too busy. Go to Ullswater or Buttermere Lakes.

Thank alunpdavies
Reviewed yesterday

We stayed just outside Windermere and visited Brockhole a number of times, for water and climbing sports, to Glenridding for watersports, climb up Airaforce. All of these were great fund for us all,

Thank 22Clara75
Reviewed yesterday

We decided on a tour of Lake Windermere using the 'Freedom Ticket + Steam Train' Option. We went from Ambleside in the first Instance. Very good value Freedom pass lasts all day you can take as many boat trips as you like and with the...More

Thank jkulka
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a cute little walk around Lake Windermere picking up some fridge magnets from the gift shop, Mr. Whippy from the local ice cream van. Then a lake cruise on Windermere itself. We took the Blue Cruise (45 mins) and was just the right...More

Thank jamesnrnimmo90
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic scenery and worth a visit! Definitely recommend the boats that you can hire to take around the lake!! It cost £33 to take 2 adults and 2 children in our own boat for an hour, instead of being shepherded onto the big boat for...More

Thank El_Stevo1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Myself and Family love lake windermere!! Fantastic shops pubs and restaurants its our favorite place to get away.

Thank vkelly1985
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a walk around but it's very crowded lovely Lake and lots of boat trips available. Souvenir shops and expensive fast food stalls. Nice scenery but a bit to crowded for us.

Thank holiday032
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Come good weather or bad this place is stunning. Lovely views all around and so much to do around the lakes.

Thank Woowoo1983
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is my second visit here and its lovely but in August it is jammed to the gunnels with the boat trip folks. Off load the coach on load the boats. It was nice. Everything was well cared for and the place was clean and...More

Thank Christine D
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steve c
5 July 2017|
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Response from Bryan M | Reviewed this property |
roughly £40-45 for a family ticket. good value in my opinion
lisa m
30 June 2017|
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Response from colin b | Reviewed this property |
The best place to go with a wheelchair is around the lake at the Amberside end also at bowmess on the share line. You can also go on the steamers.
Adil C
5 January 2017|
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Response from Christine M | Reviewed this property |
i would recomend the beatrix potter museum and a trip on the ferry