A centrepoint for the mountains
Quite touristy, but a great starting point for scenic trips
Lake Windermere is not only the largest lake in The Lake District, but the largest in the country as well.
It's these combinations which have made it a haven for tourists and Artists alike for many years and it's beauty never fails to inspire you.
Obviously, it's the water and the breathtaking scenery which are the main attractions, but the towns around the Lakes have a lot to offer in all things from good accommodation to centres of activity.
Let's take a look at them.
Newby Bridge .....
Windermere and Bowness-On-Windermere
Around Windermere are many attractions including the home of Beatrix Potter, 'Hill Top' In Bowness you can visit the 'World of Peter Rabbit' Exhibition.
Being on the northern end of the Lake, it has easy access, via the A593 to Coniston Water and beyond that to the high peak mountains and the Western Lakes.
From Ambleside, it's a fairly short and very scenic drive to Keswick on Derwent Water.
No matter where you go around Lake Windermere, you will find a reason to get your Camera out. The scenery and clean air is breathtaking and it's hard to imagine you are only an hours drive away to places like Blackpool.
There are so many activities available to you from Water Sports to walking to climbing or just cruising around the Lake.
With all this, the summer season can be a bit busy, so why not try a Winter Break - a warm Guest House Room or Log Cabin with fire and a view of snow capped peaks. It couldn't be better.
Some Local advice....
The Cumbrian Tourist Board
Windermere Lake Cruises
Lake District National Park Authority
HAPPY HOLIDAYS !