Walking

    You are spoilt for choice when it comes to walking. You will find the stunning viewpoint across Lake Windermere at Gummers How which can be reached from the door. Slightly further afield you can walk Loughrigg Fell, Tarn Hows, The Langdale Pikes, Fairfield Horseshoe, Kentmere, Coniston Old Man and Helvellyn just to name a few.

    Lake Cruise

    Take a cruise on Lake Windermere. Board at Bowness-on-Windermere and either travel north to Ambleside or South to Lakeside at Newby Bridge where you will find the Aquarium of the Lake, Lakeland Motor Museum & Lakeside & Heverthwaite Railway.

    Cycling

    Grizedale Forest is 12 miles away or less via ferry and offers a choice of cross country and downhill mountain biking. Road bikers can enjoy quiet country lanes or challenging mountain passes such as Kirkstone Pass, Wrynose Pass, Blea Tarn or Hardknott Pass, which is the steepest road in England.

    Golf

    Windermere Golf Club is a challenging 18 hole course with spectacular views of Windermere. Visitors are welcome to play and tee times can be booked in advance.

    World of Beatrix Potter

    Located in Bowness-on-Windermere, The World of Beatrix Potter is a vibrant family attraction bringing to life Beatrix Potter's stories in a magical recreation of the Lake District countryside featuring Peter Rabbit.

    Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

    Located at Newby Bridge, you can travel back in time when you climb aboard a train at Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. A distant memory of bygone years for some and a new experience for others. It's a unique day out for all.

    Lakeland Motor Museum

    The Lakeland Motor Museum is located at Newby Bridge and offers a unique collection of 30000 exhibits, including 140 classic cars and motorbikes, all carefully assembled over 50 years.

    Lakes Aquarium

    Lakes Aquarium is located on the southern shore of Windermere. Explore the lakes of the world and discover incredible creatures. Book tickets in advance and save!

    Mountain Goat Tours

    Mountain Goat Tours are based in Windermere and they are the number 1 Lake District tour driving specialist, boasting over 45 years of experience. Get off the beaten track and enjoy a small group experience with a knowledgeable driver guide.

    Blackwell Arts & Crafts

    Located just south of Bowness-on-Windermere Blackwell is one of Britain's finest Arts & Crafts historic houses and it enjoys views over Lake Windermere.

    Shopping

    If shopping is your thing you will enjoy the choice of independent stores available. Bowness, Windermere, Ambleside and Kendal all offer a great choice of shops including specialists in chocolate, coffee, wine, fashion and outdoor clothing, food and art.

    Cinema

    Located nearby in Bowness-on-Windermere, the Royalty Cinema is a modernised 3 screen cinema set in an Art Deco-era building with a period auditorium and Wurlitzer organ.