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Lake Windermere, Windermere

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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). By using our Windermere family vacation planner, you can arrange your visit to Lake Windermere and other attractions in Windermere.
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  • A highlight of the lake district, this beautiful lake has many scenic attractions at it's waters, all around it's edge. Ambleside is great and the great North swim held in June is a world famous event...  more »
  • Had a couple of days out here , boat trip from bowness blue cruise was enjoyable trip of about 45 mins also took a launch from Ambleside to wary castle and spent a couple of hours walking the lakeshor...  more »
  • We done a boat trip it was awesome there are all different types of boat trips but we'll worth a visit you can combine baot with other things too lots of information at the queosk where you get your t...  more »

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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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