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Lake Windermere

Windermere, England
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Lake District Highlights Day Trip from York with Windermere Cruise
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Weekly Walking Tour in The Lake District from Windermere
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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

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

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 2 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 4 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 5 days 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 5 days 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
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is a beautiful 4 mile walk along the lake (opposite to the Windermere side) - get a walkers ticket for the ferry, explore some other areas and enjoy the gorgeous walk through the trees.

Thank Jaccy_13_
Reviewed 5 days ago

Cruising on the lake is a great way to get around in addition to being a wonderful, relaxing experience.

Thank tracitraci001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great week in the Lake District with friends and 3 young kids. Plenty of programs to choose from for all generations. Beautiful nature & great luck with sunny weather! Will definitely come back!

Thank Peter V
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited lake windemere with my husband, son and his friend. Spend a lovely couple of days here. Lots to do and see.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

This lake offers plentiful boat rides and things to do on the lake and the prices are reasonable. Bowness on the shore is a very pretty place to visit, eat and shop. A great day out.

Thank Christine S
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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
1 July 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