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Lock keepers Cottage at Romney Lock, Windsor

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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..

Interesting & Historical Facts about Windermere

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

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Lake Windemere. Bowness. 04 Feb 2006

Bowness on Windermere (206 Pictures) in the county of Cumbria

(1.5 miles, 2.4 km, direction S of Windermere)

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...

Traditional Lakeland Cottage in Troutbeck, Cumbria

Troutbeck (61 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria

(2.4 miles, 3.8 km, direction N of Windermere)

A village that is spread along an old valley road for around one and a half miles. Lots of charm and old cottages, surrounded by beautiful lakeland countryside. Beatrix Potter.....

The Kings Arms and Minstrals Gallery in Hawkshead

Hawkshead (116 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria

(3.9 miles, 6.3 km, direction W of Windermere)

The pretty village of Hawkshead is full of old-world picturesque charm throughout its traffic-free streets where one can roam freely to investigate all it has to offer in the way.....

St Mary's Church, Ambleside

Ambleside (844 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria

(4.0 miles, 6.4 km, direction NW of Windermere)

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..

The Church, Grasmere

Grasmere (402 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria

(7.2 miles, 11.6 km, direction NW of Windermere)

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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Lake Windermere, Summer 2003

Lake Windermere (148 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 5

Tarn Hows (98 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.....

Dove Cottage in Grasmere. The one time home of the Poet William Wordsworth

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 (28 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 (10 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.....

The Lake District

The Lake District (1476 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 (44 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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