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Windermere, looking north on a summer afternoon.

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About Windermere

Lake Windermere is England's largest lake, and one of it's most popular with visitors. It is 10.5 miles long and approx 1 mile wide. The water of the lake reaches a depth of around 220 feet and the lake is extremely popular with water sports enthusiasts as well as walkers who come to enjoy the scenic walks around various regions of this beautiful lake, where you can walk up hills and enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the whole surrounding area. Along the North shores of windermere you will find the Victorian town of Ambleside, a very popular tourist destination and place of interest. There is a ferry service that runs the length of Windermere, and you can also hire boats, either motor or rowing. Infact around Windermere you will find something for everyone - fishing, boating, spectacular walks and views, historic buildings, horse riding, and much much more! Please enjoy the pictures of Windermere..

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Interesting & Historical Facts about Windermere

Lake Windermere in Cumbria is the largest lake in England

Lake Windermere's name comes from the Scandinavian for 'Lake of a man called Vinandr'

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Recommended towns & villages near Windermere

Storrs Hall

Bowness on Windermere

(1.5 miles, 2.4 km, direction S)

This is the principal resort on Lake Windermere, it is a town crammed with quaint narrow streets jammed full of summer tourists which sprawls along the shores of the lake somewhere between Waterhead and Lakeside...

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Hawkshead church


(3.9 miles, 6.3 km, direction W)


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Ambleside Church.


(4.0 miles, 6.4 km, direction NW)

Ambleside, meaning "Shieling" or summer pasture by the riverbank, lies next to the northern shore of Lake Windermere. A busy victorian town ideal as a base when visiting the Lake District..

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(7.2 miles, 11.6 km, direction NW)

This tiny stone village is beautifully set between the tranquil waters of Grasmere Lake and the jagged heights of Helm Crag and Nab Scar..

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The river Kent in Kendal, Cumbria


(7.4 miles, 11.9 km, direction SE)

Sometimes referred to 'the auld grey town' because it was built mainly of grey stone, Kendal is a large Market town in the east of Cumbria...

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Lake Windermere, Cumbria

Lake Windermere

(2.2 miles, 3.5 km, direction SW)

This is the Lake District National Park's most dazzling resort as well as being England's largest natural lake. It is surrounded.....

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Hill Top Farm, Near Sawrey, Cumbria

Hill Top

(3.3 miles, 5.3 km, direction SW)

The Farmhouse in the Lake District where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her children's stories..

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Autumn Tarn hows, English Lakes. October 2006. Canon Powershot 400

Tarn Hows

(5.2 miles, 8.4 km, direction W)

This exceptional magical landscape is known as Beatrix Potter Country. For it is here amongst Lakeland's magnificent tarns and.....

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Grizedale Forest Park, Hawkshead, Cumbria

Grizedale Forest Park Country Park

(5.7 miles, 9.2 km, direction SW)


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Cloudy on the Kirkstone Pass

Kirkstone Pass

(6.6 miles, 10.6 km, direction N)

The Lake District's highest mountain pass open to motor traffic at an altitude of 1,489 feet (454 m). Along the pass can be found.....

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Hotels & Accommodation in Windermere

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Orrest Cottage in Windermere, Cumbria, England3 stars

Orrest Cottage

Windermere, Cumbria, England (0.1 miles, 0.1 km)
Situated in the picturesque Lake District town of Windermere, Orrest Cottage is a 19th-century property which specialises in walking and biking activities. Free Wi-Fi and bike storage are provided, an...
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Windermere Hotel in Windermere, Cumbria, England3 stars

Windermere Hotel

Windermere, Cumbria, England (0.1 miles, 0.1 km)
Perched on a hill overlooking Windermere town centre is the Windermere Hotel. Built in 1847 the hotel offers rooms with en suite bathrooms, and a restaurant. Many rooms offer stunning view over Lake ...
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Lakes Lodge in Windermere, Cumbria, England3 stars

Lakes Lodge

Windermere, Cumbria, England (0.1 miles, 0.1 km)
Lakes Lodge is a traditional 19th-century stone building situated in the centre of Windermere Village. The Lake District National Park and Lake Windermere are only a 5-minute drive from the hotel. Fre...
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Annesdale House in Windermere, Cumbria, England

Annesdale House

Windermere, Cumbria, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
Set in a large Victorian house with a beautiful mature garden, Annesdale House offers rooms with a private entrance, a patio and an iPod dock. Underfloor heating features in each private bathroom....
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The Lamplighter Dining ~ Rooms in Windermere, Cumbria, England

The Lamplighter Dining ~ Rooms

Windermere, Cumbria, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
The Lamplighter features a traditional restaurant, serving real ales and Lakeland specialities. In the heart of beautiful Windermere, the elegant rooms are large and airy. Each of the spacious rooms ...
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Nearby travel help

Windermere Station(0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
Staveley Station(3.4 miles, 5.4 km, direction E)
M6 Junction 37(11.9 miles, 19.2 km, direction E)
M6 Junction 36(12.6 miles, 20.2 km, direction SE)
Blackpool Airport(42.3 miles, 68.0 km, direction S)
Teesside International Airport(60.1 miles, 96.7 km, direction E)
Windermere to London(230.0 miles, 370.1 km, direction SE)

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