Breath-taking views and unequalled beauty make Windermere a picture perfect coach holiday destination.
Surrounded by the picturesque fells and countryside of the Lake District, Lake Windermere is England’s longest lake which stretches for ten and a half miles from Ambleside to Newby Bridge.
You can enjoy the peaceful and tranquil waters of Lake Windermere on a boat cruise and embrace the bustling atmosphere of the quayside, whilst young children will love meeting Peter Rabbit and his friends at The World of Beatrix Potter attraction.
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Once a sleepy fishing village until the development of its railway connection, Windermere is now the most popular tourist hotspot in the Lake District National Park. Split in two, most activity is centred on the lake at Bowness-on-Windermere whilst Windermere Town is located at the top of the hill, over a mile away.
The town is a picturesque gem, where white washed cottages and slate buildings slate spill up from the shimmering waters of the lake.
You can’t visit Windermere without enjoying a cruise on the lake on a vintage steamer or modern cruiser. It’s a great way to take time out to soak up the captivating serene beauty of the Lake District. Take a trip to Ambleside to discover all the sights of the lake, including Wray Castle or explore the lake’s 18 islands at close quarters.
Alternatively, if you’re feeling a bit more active you can hire a rowing boat to explore the lake yourself.
The centre of Bowness is made up of quaint alleyways and streets where you will find enticing gift shops, chic delis and atmospheric pubs, where you can enjoy a pint or two of local ale. Right in the centre you will also find The World of Beatrix Potter, a magical little attraction which takes you on a winding path of colourful displays featuring beloved characters from the famous children’s books, including Peter Rabbit, Miss Tiggy-Winkle and Jemima Puddle Duck.
Venture up the hill to Windermere Town and you will find plenty of restuarants and High Street stores, including the home of Lakeland homeware.
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