Lake Windermere, Windermere

In some ways the archetypically British setting, Lake Windermere sits charmingly in a shallow, lush valley of rolling hills, bushy trees, and manicured fields. This is the largest natural lake in England. It provides an iconic slice of countryside life in Great Britain with its laid-back, picturesque tranquility and unpretentious beauty. The lake has a surface area of 14.7 sq km (5.7 sq mi). Put Lake Windermere and other Windermere attractions into our Windermere trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This is my second visit here and its lovely but in August it is jammed to the gunnels with the boat trip folks. Off load the coach on load the boats. It was nice. Everything was well cared for and the...  more »
  • Lots to see and lots to do. Good base for walking particually like the walk from Wray Castle to the chain ferry.  more »
  • Arrived here for the day in motorhome. Parking for this was hard to find, in the end we parked in overspill brathwaite car park, plenty of room there for a motorhome(large) £7.00 for the day. Took boa...  more »

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Where to stay in Windermere

Lakeside resorts with views of the town and Lake Windermere sit along the shores. Pubs and shops flank cozy B&Bs and inns in the town's center. The town's historical center is close to the lake and offers transportation to outlying attractions.
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