Bustling Bowness-on-Windermere alongside the shores of Lake Windermere is one of the most popular tourist centres in the Lake District. A family favourite with its choice of boat trips and boat hire, great fun attractions like the World of Beatrix Potter and a wonderfully quirky mix of craft, gift and antique shops, outdoor clothing shops and boutiques. There are fine Camra recommended inns, and a huge choice of restaurants and lakeside cafes with spectacular views.
Located right in the heart of the National Park, Bowness offers a huge selection of character B&Bs, guest houses and beautiful lakeside hotels and luxury apartments catering for all tastes from families and couples, to holidays with pets and picture-postcard wedding venues. Enjoy a fantastic shopping experience in Bowness-on-Windermere, home to Beatrix Potter shops, Lakeland gift shops, olde worlde sweet shops and an excellent choice of independent outdoor shops.
Perfectly located for exploring the Lake District National Park, boat trips on Lake Windermere from Bowness Bay offer easy access to a range of attractions around the lake in stop-off points including Lakeside and Ambleside and there’s ample opportunity in Bowness Bay for boat hire. Hop aboard the Windermere foot and car ferry running regularly from Ferry Nab just south of Bowness to Ferry House at Far Sawrey which offers a scenic route from Bowness into Beatrix Potter Country.
Browse and choose from a superb choice of luxury holiday cottages, character B&Bs and award-winning guest houses in Bowness or opt for a 5 Star hotel with beautiful boutique rooms. Stay in the bustling lively heart of the Lake District National Park and book a place to stay in Bowness-on-Windermere today.
Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.