Lake Windermere

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Lake Windermere

Lake 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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margaretcameron43
Kirkcaldy, UK299 contributions
Good
If sitting on the top deck ,take extra clothing, as once out on the lake,it can be windy and cold.
Pre book your seats
Written 14 June 2021
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judith58
Harrogate, UK37 contributions
Romantic break
Very enjoyable but food disappointing for the price - portions miniscule
Rooms have fabulous views of lake
We’ll serviced
Friendly staff - struggling slightly with shortages pots Covid/ Brexit

Written 13 June 2021
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places2seeplaces2go
England, UK4,432 contributions
Lockdown 2021 Meant A Quiet Visit
We visited The Lakes, staying a few miles away from Lake Windermere. We therefore visited or drove through a few times on our weeks holiday.
As others have commented it is the most touristy area (particularly Bowness, where you get the boats) lots of cafes & restaurants. As lockdown 2021 restrictions hadn’t been fully lifted at the time of our visit it felt quite quiet. In fact many places were not yet reopened.
Lake Windermere though is the largest of The Lakes so if you travel a bit further around it, away from the main tourist spots you can find some quieter areas.
It is very picturesque & a boat trip on it is a must.
Written 12 June 2021
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S4z3d4
Blackburn, UK1,425 contributions
Too busy but beautiful
We arrived here to cross at Ferry Nab with car to get to Far Sawrey. We then came back and parked up to walk to Cockshott point. It’s a lovely place with plenty of boating activities. However, despite being outdoors, too many people with no social distancing in some areas, especially at Cockshott point and no masks either. Public toilets were closed at 5pm too, so no toilets were available.
Written 6 June 2021
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Swale64
South West England, UK143 contributions
Disappointing but badly affected by Covid restrictions
We could see what it should have been like but it was a bit like a municipal bus trip with no facilities onboard other than the toilets. We went on the Yellow route from Bowness to Lakeside, took in the train ride to Haverthwaite which was fun and caught a different boat back to Bowness You could sense that the staff members everywhere were keen to do more and frustrtaed that they were constrained.
Written 6 June 2021
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Rama R
London, UK275 contributions
Underwhelming and crowded
For all the hype, we found the lake and it's promenade very underwhelming. Add to that, the crowds in times of a pandemic and it's even less appealing. We walked a bit to see the swans and ducks happily floating about with their young ones and proceeded to get some dinner. Easier said than done, again! There are way more better things to do in Lake District than coming to the lakeside in Windermere. Derwentwater, Buttermere are so much nicer. Windermere is the lakefront to be on if you are keen on doing a cruise or some water sports.
Written 3 June 2021
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andybell123
Delamere, UK140 contributions
Normally amazing but too busy and no social distancing at all!
I love visiting Lake Windermere, it never loses it's beauty and charm. However I was pretty shocked as to the sheer numbers of people at the pier head, not socially distanced and it was pretty uncomfortable trying to keep my face covering on all the time I was outside!
Written 2 June 2021
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Claire S
6 contributions
Great scenes but busy
Beautiful lake. It does get very busy when the weather is good. The boat trip from bowness to Ambleside is worth it and they are doing a great job with covid precautions.
Written 2 June 2021
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jules893
Leeds, UK393 contributions
Stunning
Stunning place.we come here every year for a relaxing holiday and just love the lake with its stunning views .Very relaxing and the swans are great to watch .Plenty of boat rides going on .Great for all ages .
Written 28 May 2021
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Ceri_Pearce
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK94 contributions
beautiful
such an amazing place to be....we just didnt get to see it all. We stayed at Whitecross Bay for 5 days, but we wish we were staying longer
Written 26 May 2021
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