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Sunset behind the Langdales.
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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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Nearby towns & villages..

St Martin's Church, Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria

Bowness on Windermere (206 Pictures)

(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...

Hawkshead Church 2

Hawkshead (110 Pictures)

(3.9 miles, 6.3 km, direction W)


Under Loughrigg, Ambleside

Ambleside (849 Pictures)

(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..

Loughrigg Tarn, near Grasmere.

Grasmere (395 Pictures)

(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..

Fisher Tarn Reservoir in winter, Kendal, Cumbria

Kendal (31 Pictures)

(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 (147 Pictures)

(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.....

Tarn Hows 8

Tarn Hows (89 Pictures)

(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.....

Grasmere, Cumbria

Dove Cottage (6 Pictures)

(6.7 miles, 10.8 km, direction NW)

Dove cottage in the Lake District is the former home of the poet William Wordsworth and is where he wrote much of his famous.....

Sizergh Castle, near Kendal, Cumbria.

Sizergh Castle (22 Pictures)

(8.6 miles, 13.8 km, direction SE)

This ancient fortress has been the home of the Strickland family for more than 750 years. It began as a 60ft, four storey tower.....

Brothers Water from Kirkstone Pass, English Lakes. September 2006. Cannon Powershot 400

Brothers Water (4 Pictures)

(8.7 miles, 14.0 km, direction N)

Dorothy Wordsworth (c.1771-1855, diarist, poet, sister of William ) referred to it as "..the glittering lively lake..". The.....

View of the Langdale Pikes from Holme Fell, north of Coniston.

The Lake District (1481 Pictures)

(9.4 miles, 15.1 km, direction NW)

I first saw the Lake District many years ago, when for eight out of my eleven day sojourn, it rained, and rained! None-the-less,.....

A view of Langdale Pikes, Little Langdale, Cumbria from Tarn Hows.

Langdale Pikes (40 Pictures)

(9.8 miles, 15.7 km, direction NW)

These famous pikes rise loftily above the village of Langdale, whilst below visitors can savour the wild and desolate beauty of.....

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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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The Cottage in Windermere, Cumbria, England4 stars

The Cottage

Windermere, Cumbria, England (0.1 miles, 0.1 km)
In the heart of Windermere Village, The Cottage offers charming 4-star accommodation in the Lake District. Built in the 1800s, it is the oldest house in Windermere....
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Lakes Lodge Windermere in Windermere, Cumbria, England3 stars

Lakes Lodge Windermere

Windermere, Cumbria, England (0.1 miles, 0.1 km)
Lakes Lodge is a family-run B&B set in 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 d...
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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 Grey Walls in Windermere, Cumbria, England

The Grey Walls

Windermere, Cumbria, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
The traditional Grey Walls hotel is located in the centre of beautiful Windermere and a 5-minute drive from the Lake District National Park and Lake Windermere. Windermere Rail Station is a 2-minute w...
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Lingmoor Guest House in Windermere, Cumbria, England3 stars

Lingmoor Guest House

Windermere, Cumbria, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
Situated in the centre of Windermere village, only 2 minutes walk from Windermere Train station and 20 minutes walk from Lake Windermere....
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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)