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Bowness & Windermere Attractions
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Bowness and Windermere are both bustling towns in Southern Lakeland and are one of Cumbria's most popular tourist destinations. They offer a vast array of places to eat and stay and also lots of gift shops to browse. The pier in Bowness is a principal departure point for boat trips on the lake. There is also a ferry operating that takes cars and foot passengers over to the other side of the lake.
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Belle Isle
Belle Isle is a wooded island in Lake Windermere, landscaped in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The island is one mile long - the longest in the lake. It has a long history dating back to Roman times when the...
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Blackwell, built in 1900, is one of Britain’s most important houses, positioned in a dramatic Lakeland setting overlooking Lake Windermere. It is a rare example of the Arts and Crafts Movement with wonderfully rich interiors that have survived almost entirely...
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Brockhole is an Edwardian house beautifully situated on the shores of Windermere; enjoy extensive landscaped gardens, lake cruises, adventure playground, guided walks and activities. There are two floors of exciting interactive exhibitions; introducing the National Park, the story of how...
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Ferry Nab
Ferry Nab is situated on the outskirts of Bowness-on-Windermere, on the eastern shore of the lake. It’s from here that you can catch the Windermere Ferry to get to the other side of Windermere, and explore Near and Far...
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Lake Windermere
Windermere is the longest lake in the English Lake District, Cumbria. In fact, at over 10 miles long, it’s the longest lake in England. Its shores are littered with wonderful scenery, walks and picturesque towns and villages. Take the...
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Orrest Head
Orrest Head is a viewpoint made popular by the poet William Wordsworth. It was also popular with Victorian day-trippers from the industrial towns of Lancashire because it was within very easy reach of Windermere railway station (and still is...
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Windermere Ferry
The Windermere Ferry service is provided by the Highways Department of Cumbria County Council. The ferry departs from Ferry Nab, Bowness at approximately 06:50 (08:50 on Sundays) and every 30 minutes until 20:50. Departure from Ferry House, Far Sawrey is...
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Windermere Lake Cruises
Enjoy some of the Lake District’s most beautiful scenery courtesy of Windermere Lake Cruises. It takes three hours to sail around the whole lake. A freedom ticket allows unlimited travel on all scheduled launch and steamer services sailing between Bowness,...
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Windermere Steamboat Centre
A unique and historic collection of steam and motor boats as well as a ‘Swallows and Amazons’ exhibition and a ‘Motor Boats – You Can Do It!’ exhibition. We offer exciting seasonal events and steam launch cruises/private charters....
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World of Beatrix Potter
In an indoor re-creation of the Lakeland countryside, discover Peter Rabbit™ eating radishes in Mr. McGregor’s garden; see Jemima Puddle-duck™ amongst the foxgloves; and Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, the washerwoman, bustling about in her kitchen - the Lakeland tales of Beatrix Potter...
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