Boat trips on Lake Windermere

Boat trips on Lake Windermere

Situated within easy walking and cycling distance of Lake Windermere, Windermere town is the perfect  Lakeland holiday base, situated in the heart of the National Park, with a charming and stylish centre brimming with select gift shops, boutique B&B guest houses, gourmet inns, specialist food and antique shops, restaurants and delectable cafes. Long a favourite tourist centre in the Lakes, the Victorians and Edwardians loved Windermere, and that legacy remains in the selection of luxury historic guest houses dotted around the town, Queen's Park and lining the pretty Lake Road leading down to Bowness and Lake Windermere.

You can have a chic boutique style Lake District holiday where all amenities including excellent rail and bus links are close to hand. Alternatively you could opt for a superb walking holiday base with paths and trails direct from the town centre up to Orrest Head, into the Troutbeck Valley and on to the circular Windermere Way.  Windermere accommodation is the perfect choice and conveniently placed for accessing the many activities and attractions around nearby Lake Windermere relaxing from boat trips to active water sports.

Ideal for families, couples and year round getaways, Windermere offers easy access to a huge range of attractions including the fun family Brockhole visitor centre with trails, cafes, boat trip boarding point and popular outdoor playground. Windermere is where you'll find award-winning restaurants in the Lakes including Michelin Stars plus a wide choice of Camra recommended inns and luxurious hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation. Perfect for car free holidays and a favourite Lake District location for romantic breaks, base yourself in Windermere in the heart of the Central Lakes and book Windermere hotels and B&B guest houses online.

Accommodation in Windermere

  • Windermere   (0.3 miles from the centre of Windermere)
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    £125
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    7 nights for the price of 6
    Award-winning boutique hotel in Windermere. Fine dining, 2 AA Rosette restaurant. Luxury rooms and suites, bar and lounge. Ranked no.10 in top 25 Tripadvisor Romantic Hotels.
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  • Bowness on Windermere   (1.2 miles from the centre of Windermere)
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    £80
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    Winter Break - 3 nights for the price of 2
    Victorian central lakes B&B in Bowness close to Windermere lake. Ideal for walking, touring and cycling breaks. En-suite rooms and delicious breakfasts. Free Wi-Fi and parking.
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  • Windermere   (0.4 miles from the centre of Windermere)
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    £40
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    Two cosy cottages between Bowness and Windermere, a 5 minute walk from both, with stylish open plan living space, WiFi, parking and cots available. Peaceful location. Sleep 2.
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  • Bowness-on-Windermere   (1.2 miles from the centre of Windermere)
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    £35
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    Beautiful Lakeland stone guesthouse in Bowness with all en-suite guest rooms just 150 yards from Lake Windermere, well behaved pets welcome, access to local leisure club.
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  • Bowness on Windermere   (0.8 miles from the centre of Windermere)
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    £55
    Per luxury double room per night (2 sharing)
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    Character pet friendly B&B accommodation in the heart of Bowness. Up to 2 dogs welcome free of charge. Well behaved pets welcome in rooms & dining set up in lounge.
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