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Pictures of Lake Windermere

in the town of Windermere, in the county of Cumbria

About Lake Windermere

This is the Lake District National Park's most dazzling resort as well as being England's largest natural lake. It is surrounded by fantastic fell scenery, and fed by numerous rivers and little streams flowing down from the hills. The views all around are singularly magnificent, especially from Orrest Head, a 748 foot hill to the north of the town, this opens up a sublime panorama of breathtaking beauty. Biskey How, at only 300 feet is a more gentle climb, this lies east of the Windermere suburb of Bowness, and offers equally stunning views.

Bowness-on-Windermere is a quaint place, with narrow streets (usually crammed with holiday-makers), a 15th-century church and good views across the lake. It is also the home of Royal Windermere Yacht Club.

Windermere offers superb sailing facilities, it is also popular place for canoeing, windsurfing, and water-skiing. For holidaymakers without their own boat there pleasure trips on a river Steamer where you can relax in comfort whilst admiring the mountains

Inland from the lake visitors find the scenery just as attractive, east of the lake Gummers How rises to 1054 feet, it can be easily reached, with a climb of around 40 minutes to reach the summit. Almost everywhere you look in this glorious landscape there are mountain becks tumbling down rocks forming dramatic waterfalls. Stockghyll Force waterfall ricochets down for 70ft, this can be found near Ambleside.

England's Lake District has been immortalised by Wordsworth, Ruskin and Beatrix Potter, the vivid scenery and magical little hidden gems which captivated these and other artists, remains just as enchanting today.

Windermere is a paradise for sailing enthusiasts, walkers and nature lovers, for those wishing to stay there is a wide choice of holiday accommodation, plenty of beautiful places to explore, interesting little shops, and pleasant inns and restaurants.

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Recommended towns & villages near Lake Windermere

Lake Windermere, Bowness on Windermere

Bowness on Windermere (206 Pictures)

in the county of Cumbria

(0.8 miles, 1.3 km)

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...

Sunset behind the Langdales.

Windermere (272 Pictures)

in the county of Cumbria

(2.2 miles, 3.5 km, direction NE)

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.....

The Old Grammer School, Hawkshead.

Hawkshead (116 Pictures)

in the county of Cumbria

(3.0 miles, 4.8 km, direction NW)


Rydal Water near Ambleside

Ambleside (837 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria

(5.2 miles, 8.4 km, direction N)

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 station house at Torver

Torver (5 Pictures)

in the county of Cumbria

(6.9 miles, 11.1 km, direction W)

The lovely village of Torver is found in rich countryside beside Coniston Water in England's Lake District National Park...

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Recommended attractions near Lake Windermere

Tarn Hows 8

Tarn Hows (89 Pictures)

(4.7 miles, 7.6 km, direction NW)

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)

(7.6 miles, 12.3 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)

(8.2 miles, 13.1 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.....

Levens Hall Garden, South Lakes

Levens Hall Garden (24 Pictures)

(9.3 miles, 14.9 km, direction SE)

Levens Hall is a wonderful Elizabethan mansion, which began life as a medieval tower refuge against the Scots, it was completed.....

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

Langdale Pikes (41 Pictures)

(9.9 miles, 16.0 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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