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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports , Bowness-on-Windermere
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Children’s Museum
The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction , Bowness-on-Windermere
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Enter The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Europe’s only attraction dedicated to this popular author of children’s literature. This award-
Art Museum
Blackwell - The Arts & Crafts house , Bowness-on-Windermere
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An exceptional example of the architectural movement, Blackwell - The Arts & Crafts house conserves the fluidity and dynamism of the Arts and
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Duration: 8 hours
Best full-day tour for scenery. This is a stress free, easy way to see a lot of the Lake District in a day without feeling rushed. You have time during the day to soak up the views and even paddle in a lake if you are brave enough. It is a great way for getting an overview of the Lake District, its culture, history and of course, its amazing scenery. If you come to the lakes, you should see it from a boat so you also have an included lake cruise, unique to this tour only. You will get plenty of variety, see magnificent scenery, eat gingerbread and get all the facts, figures and fascinating stories from our friendly, knowledgeable guides and drivers who know the area well.Travelling in a comfy mini-van with air con, Wi-Fi & phone charging ports as one of only 6/7 passengers you will find it is easy to ask questions and join in the conversation (if you want to). There are lots of stops for photos and fresh air. It is a great day out and we can't wait to share it with to you.
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Lookout
Orrest Head , Windermere
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For a family-friendly stroll with excellent views of Windermere and the southern lakes, walk to Orrest Head. This simple route requires no pr
Hiking Trail
Brant Fell Above the Bustle , Bowness-on-Windermere
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Bowness-on-Windermere

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World heritage site · Children’s Museums · Art Museums
Bowness-on-Windermere is a town in South Lakeland, Cumbria, England. Due to its position on the banks of Windermere, the town has become a tourist honeypot. Although their mutual growth has caused them to become one large settlement, the town is distinct from the town of Windermere as the two still have distinguishable town centres. Historically part of Westmorland, in 2012, Bowness was one of the official stop off points for the Olympic torch before it made its way to the Olympic Games opening ceremony.Etymology'Bowness' means " 'the headland where the bull grazes', from OE 'bula', 'bull' and OE 'næss' 'headland', perhaps referring to the keeping of the parish bull." The 'on-Windermere' part was added later, presumably to distinguish this 'Bowness' from other Cumbrian ones. .HistoryThe town's ancient parish church of St Martin was built in 1483 but of an older foundation. The former rectory is said to have been built in 1415. Bowness-on-Windermere became a civil parish in 1894 and an urban district council was formed for the town at the same time. In 1905, the council merged with that of Windermere, and the two civil parishes merged in 1974 under the name of Windermere. The civil parish is governed by a town council. Plan your trip to Bowness-on-Windermere and other United Kingdom destinations using our handy United Kingdom trip itinerary maker site.

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