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- Travel Tips
Things to see and do when staying in a Windermere Bed and Breakfast
City: Windermere, United Kingdom
The Lake District National Park offers a multitude of sights and activities to cater for all tastes.
Many of these activities are available from the doorstep of our luxury Bowness on Windermere B&B accommodation.
There are usually numerous books of walks in reception of Windermere guest houses to lend to guests. These range from 2 – 6 miles. The picturesque Biskey Howe can be reached within 15 minutes from many Windermere b&b’s or Orrest Head about 35 minutes. Both offer breathtaking views of Lake Windermere, on a clear day you an even see the Pennines and Morecambe Bay.
Various organised tours are offered by local operators. They will collect you from the front door and transport you to many of the Lake District’s spectacular spots.
Windermere Golf Club is approximately 1 mile from Bowness. We are more than happy to book tee times. Relax afterwards in the golf club restaurant with great views of the surrounding mountains.
Boats & Steamers:
Various boat trips leave the piers in nearby Bowness. Take a trip to Waterhead in Ambleside to the North, or Lakeside at Newby Bridge to the South. At Lakeside you can view the indoor Aquarium of the Lakes – a chance to see many exotic and local fish. Take the train from Lakeside to Haverthwaite. Whichever trip you choose you will enjoy spectacular views o f the mountains and lakeside forests. In the Summer, there are sunset and Jazz night cruises. What an atmosphere!
The World of Beatrix Potter:
Just 10 minutes walk from the front door in Bowness. Enjoy the tales of Beatrix Potter set out in life-sized tableaux. Meet Peter Rabbit & Mr McGregor, Jemima Puddle-Duck & Mrs Tiggy-Winkle.
Hilltop Beatrix Potter’s House:
Hilltop near Sawrey. Take the ferry and visit the writer’s 17th century cottage at the other side of Lake Windermere and see it exactly as she left it complete with her furniture and china.
William Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage:
Visit the home of England’s famous romantic poet at Grasmere. The adjacent Wordsworth Museum displays national treasures of the poet. On site tea and gift shop.
The Lake District National Park Visitor Centre:
At Brockhole, situated on the shores of Lake Windermere, ideal family entertainment with interative exhibitions and adventure playground. Whatever the weather.
The Arts & Crafts House. A superb example of an arts and crafts movement house set in an elevated position overlooking Lake Windermere. Ongoing exhibitions throughout the year. Onsite shop and tea room.
Experience a wild day out in a Haunted Castle with an Owl Centre and wonderful Himalayan gardens.
A magnificent Elizabethan mansion with Jacobean furniture, fine paintings and early English patchwork. World famous topiary gardens. Onsite shop and cafe.
So all in all, there really is something for everyone to see and do when staying in a Windermere B&B.