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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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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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  • Very good22%
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Windermere, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I visited during a cold snap in December so some activities were limited. There are bus and boat trips around the lake with access to villages and walks. I think there are activities for all ages and energy levels. Plenty of shops, cafés and restaurants...More

Thank Grahame C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

great place to visit. boat trips to Ambleside and other areas are worth a visit for a cost of only approximately £10.00 per person

Thank Reviewer2502
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lake is fantastic as every one knows but a boat trip is a fab way to see it . Just get on the ferry and let your eyes do the rest. You can also have a little drink on the trip which is very...More

Thank AMAZO1949
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t get me wrong, it is a stunning lake with a whole range of activities available from Bowness. But it’s just a bit too touristy during peak times. My most recent visit was November this year hoping it’d be quieter...but now everything is closed for...More

2  Thank Chris J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we didn't partake on this visit, the cruisers were doing a fair and steady business. A walk around Bowness town and along the lakeside path is good for both the fit walker & not so fit stroller...

Thank David R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Lake District National Parks biggest lake take a boat ride or a hike take a good camera and explore this magnificent landscape fantastic views of the mountains

Thank michael w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice lake view. We can take the boat around easily, not too many people in Winter. The view of the lake is really beautiful. We have a coffee near the ferry. It is so relax.

Thank Ho S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful spot to take in the Lake is from Orrest Head, although it seems smaller due to the mountains surrounding it, to get the full majesty, look from the waters edge. A hive of activity, for a casual visitor a good way to experience...More

Thank ReallyBadHat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Windermere in autumn is stunning. Just watch the weather forecast as there can be periods of low cloud and penetrating drizzle when the views are not so good. But on a clear crisp frosty autumn day, there are few better places to be.

Thank sapaca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots to do and see in this area and a boat trip on the lake is a must, many different options available, not to be missed

Thank debsLpool
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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