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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Windermere, England
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Reviewed yesterday

There are plenty of things to do in the area around Lake Windermere, hire a boat in Bowness or go on a cruise. The views of the lake are lovely from any direction.

Thank salporritt
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went on a 45 minute boat trip on Windermere, weather was fantastic and the trip could not have been better I would advise anybody visiting to take the trip on the boats, there was two other trips on offer one for 70 minutes and another...More

Thank Anita R
Reviewed 2 days ago

I think the reason for my low rating of Lake Windermere was choosing to visit it at Bowness-on-Windermere which was incredibly busy. The landscape itself was gorgeous, but I would recommend visiting Lake Windermere at a point on the lake that isn't so popular.

1  Thank Alexandra-Marie1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is one of those places ... if you have not visited WHY NOT. A national treasure and worth the effort.

Thank MortimerLake
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I were staying in Lake Ullswater but took a day out to visit Lake Windemere. This is a beautiful lake and has lovely parks and shops. We went on the tour boat which was very nice. It was difficult to appreciate the...More

Thank Kingmonkey1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lake Windermere is a Lovely location and beautiful setting. Would definitely return. There are plenty of things to do.

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 4 days ago

The 'triple steam' ticket is a good way to see the lower half of Windermere (from Bowness Pier); or go on the Sawrey Ferry; or rent a boat (lots of options).

1  Thank izziebon
Reviewed 6 days ago

We used the ferry and had a boat trip. There is plenty to see and an impressive selection of yachts and rowing boats to hire etc. etc.

Thank Blair P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is so much to see around Lake Windermere that it's really worth taking several days to fully experience it. There are so many highlights that it's hard to know where to start. We stayed in Bowness, which is nice and central. Walk, take a...More

Thank BellsNZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a nice hot sunny day, it was amazing, we rented out a boat and floated about on lake Windermere, best day out in a long while!

Thank MattiiTravelToo
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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