Bowness and Windermere in the English Lake District

About Bowness and Windermere in the English Lake District...

The town of of Bowness-on-Windermere and village of Windermere are located on the eastern side of Lake Windermere - the largest lake in England.

Originally frequented by the Victorian gentry as a holiday destination, the area is today popular with visitors of all ages looking for a central location from which to enjoy the beauty of the English Lake District.

The poet William Wordsworth, who for a time lived in Grasmere just up the road, was also a regular visitor and patronised the White Lion (now the Royal Hotel) as well as a frequent user of the Lake Windermere ferry which still runs taking visitors from just outside the town of Bowness across to Sawrey and Hawkshead on the western side of the lake.

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