Bowness and Windermere in the English Lake District


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Windermere Attractions
Listed below are attractions in Windermere:
 
 
 
Ambleside Roman Fort
Managed by the National Trust in association with English Heritage, this site houses the well-marked remains of Ambleside Roman Fort. The fort was built in the 2nd Century and...
 
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Belle Isle
Belle Isle is a wooded island in Lake Windermere, landscaped in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The island is one mile long - the longest in the lake. It has...
 
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Blackwell
Blackwell, built in 1900, is one of Britain’s most important houses, positioned in a dramatic Lakeland setting overlooking Lake Windermere. It is a rare example of the Arts and Crafts...
 
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Brockhole
Brockhole is an Edwardian house beautifully situated on the shores of Windermere; enjoy extensive landscaped gardens, lake cruises, adventure playground, guided walks and activities. There are two floors of exciting...
 
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Claife Heights
Claife Heights is an area of woodland owned by the National Trust, on the western shores of Windermere. It is a great spot for walking, cycling and wildlife. Wildlife...
 
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Colwith Force
Colwith Force is, quite simply, a stunning waterfall, and forms part of the Colwith Circle walk. This is a very nice gentle walk and not too strenuous, with good views...
 
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Esthwaite Trout Fishery
Hawkshead Trout Farm is a well stocked lake where you can fish by boat or from the shore. It is suitable for inexperienced, intermediate and expert anglers. Tuition is available....
 
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Ferry Nab
Ferry Nab is situated on the outskirts of Bowness-on-Windermere, on the eastern shore of the lake. It’s from here that you can catch the Windermere Ferry to get to...
 
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Graythwaite Hall Gardens
Graythwaite Hall Gardens – a spring garden lanscaped by Thomas Mawson in partnership with Dan Gibson and Knill Freeman in 1895. Azaleas and Rhododendrons in a woodland setting, please telephone...
 
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Grizedale Forest Park
Grizedale Forest has much to offer all ages and abilities: waymarked walking and cycling trails, orienteering courses, play area, café, bike hire, shop and visitor centre, picnic areas, 90 forest...
 
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Hawkshead School Museum
The Hawkshead Grammar School is one of the oldest in the area and this integral museum is a fascinating visitor attraction for all those interested in learning more about the...
 
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Kentmere Studio Pottery
Set in an idyllic riverside location in the heart of the Kentmere Valley. The studio produces fine ceramics of outstanding quality, created and finished by hand; incorporating fine enamels...
 
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Moss Eccles Tarn
Moss Eccles Tarn is just a short walk from Near Sawrey. It was here that Beatrix Potter spent many an hour fishing - from a rowing boat that can...
 
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Orrest Head
Orrest Head is a viewpoint made popular by the poet William Wordsworth. It was also popular with Victorian day-trippers from the industrial towns of Lancashire because it was within...
 
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Stagshaw Garden
This woodland garden was created by the late Cubby Acland, a regional agent for the National Trust until 1973. It covers approximately 8 acres and offers a fine collection of...
 
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Townend
Townend is owned by the National Trust and is a fine example of Lake District vernacular architecture. It is a solid stone and slate house, primarily from the 17th...
 
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Windermere Ferry
The Windermere Ferry service is provided by the Highways Department of Cumbria County Council. The ferry departs from Ferry Nab, Bowness at approximately 06:50 (08:50 on Sundays) and every 30...
 
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Windermere Steamboat Centre
A unique and historic collection of steam and motor boats as well as a ‘Swallows and Amazons’ exhibition and a ‘Motor Boats – You Can Do It!’ exhibition. We...
 
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Wise Een Tarn
Wise Een Tarn is situated approximately midway between Near Sawrey and High Wray, in the National Trust’s Claife Heights region. This tranquil spot is easily accessible either on foot or...
 
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World of Beatrix Potter
In an indoor re-creation of the Lakeland countryside, discover Peter Rabbit™ eating radishes in Mr. McGregor’s garden; see Jemima Puddle-duck™ amongst the foxgloves; and Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, the washerwoman, bustling about...
 
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