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Lake Windermere

Windermere, England
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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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Reviewed yesterday

We spent a few days in the area and enjoyed boat trips, walks along the banks and I even swan in the lake. Get yourself there.

Thank Mapperleyman
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you can spend some time on Lake Windermere during your life, do it. I've rarely seen such a beautiful place. It rivals the Austrian Alps and the Scottish Highlands in beauty.

Thank Christine R
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful, stunning views. Busy was a sunny day clean very well kept area lovely boat trips , walks, picnic area easy parking plenty of food stops , we hired a small boat 30£ and went around lake to see the lake and mountains, gardens and...More

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped off in Windermere for the day and hired an electric boat. This is a fantastic way to see the lake and a great experience all round.

Thank Steph S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stayed right on Lake Windermere and the views are amazing. We travelled into Windermere several times during our stay and it is a quaint town with lots to see and do. It caters for all needs and wants! Beautiful place not to be missed!

Thank Sophie T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A very busy tourist stop in the Lakes. Their are three colored boat trips varying from 45mins to 2.5hrs around the lake. The family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 kids) is great value. Let's to do otherwise for the family and the views...More

Thank scottlam77
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited the lake for the day whilst we were staying at Windermere Suites... We hired hired a boat for fora couple of hours & off we went up lake windermere. The sun was beaming and we loved every minute of it. We wished we...More

Thank Rachael J
Reviewed 6 days ago

There a cafe at the start of the trail, near the ferry crossing. And you walk to a mini castle then take the path upwards to claife heights. You get a realy good view of the lake the higher you climb. Its a small walk,...More

Thank laljet1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful. We took the ferry to Beatrix Potter's house, another must see for Peter Rabbit fans. Cruising the Lake in the evening is spectacular.

1  Thank FREIDA E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to the Lakes this weekend and it never disappoints. We had amazing weather and therefore it created some amazing photos. We were in Windermere and then travelled to Bowness to walk around the lake. It was very busy, understandably on a beautiful day like...More

Thank JDDM7500
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Adil C
Hi.Which places in and around lake windmere would be appropriate to visit with a 3yr old?
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
Jacqui M
I am coming to ambleside in September is there anything supporting good restaurants and easy walks around the town
5 September 2016|
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Response from spsducati | Reviewed this property |
You will find plenty of restaurants in the town and there are several flat walks from here which you will find acceptable.
Please note it is sheer ignorance to call Windermere Lake Windermere.
12 February 2016|
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Response from Sabiha H | Reviewed this property |
Windermere is the name of the town at one end of the lake as I was not reviewing the town I felt it was essential to clarify this as trip advisor is read by a international audience many of whom may not be aware that a mere... More