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Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre

Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre


Brockhole offers activities to suit everyone, from toddlers to adventure seekers to those in search of an ultra-relaxing experience whilst enjoying their time in the Lake District. It’s all here in one place, set against awesome mountain views on the shores of Windermere in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria.

From family activities to glorious garden tours and seasonal events, there really is something for all ages. Why not explore 30 acres of beautiful historical gardens and grounds. Or picnic by the lakeshore and enjoy secret beaches with the family?
If the children are feeling more adventurous they can swing or bounce through ancient woodland on Treetop Trek and Treetop Nets. Down by the lakeshore, you can hire kayaks and rowing boats, or catch the cruise boat across the lake, depending on the season. There’s also bike hire, pony rides, archery and play mini golf on offer.

Don’t forget to finish your day by taking in the stunning lake views offering stunning views towards the distant Langdale Pikes at the terrace café, while enjoying local ales and dishes. There’s also a well-stocked gift shop and ever changing exhibition space to enjoy indoors.

Blue Badge holders can use the small car park right next to the visitor centre. In addition, there are several disabled parking bays down in the main car park from where it’s a fairly steep hundred-yard walk on a smooth tarmac surface up to the entrance.
Entry is free; car park charges only. Booked coach groups park for free. Book in a group for lunch or afternoon tea to enjoy a discount in our cafe.

Simply visit the website for full details on how to plan your visit, with tips and advice on how you can make the most of your time in the Lakes.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Good facilities whatever the weather, with plenty to do indoors and outdoors. Indoor play and learn for the under 5's, exhibitions, adventure playground, boat and bike hire, mini golf and boat trips with Windermere Lake Cruises.


Free entry


Information Desk at Brockhole

015394 46601


LA23 1LJ



Plan route to Brockhole on Windermere using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 389010  Lat: 54.40138 Long: -2.94189

By Bus: It is easy to get to Brockhole by bus. Both the 599 open top service and the 555 bus provide regular services between Bowness and Grasmere, so why not sit back and enjoy the view? The 555 runs between Keswick, Grasmere, Windermere and Kendal. The bus stops outside the entrance.

By Boat: The Jetty at Brockhole offers links with Windermere Lake Crusies to Bowness, Ambleside and Wray Castle. We're on the Green Cruise – circular trip from Brockhole visiting Waterhead and Wray Castle then returning to Brockhole. And the Red Cruise – circular request trip from Brockhole visiting Waterhead, Bowness and returning.

By Train: The nearest railway station is Windermere, some two miles south of Brockhole, offering train services to Kendal and Oxenholme . A bus (555 or 559), bike or taxi would then be needed for the final link of the journey.

By Bike: There is a cycle path along some stretches of the A592 road between Windermere and Brockhole mainly recommended for experienced bikers. The 800 Bike Bus (Windermere to Haverthwaite) stops nearby and can carry up to 12 bikes.

On Foot: There is a footway all along the A592 between Windermere and Brockhole. Plus bridleways descend from the hills to the east near the site if you fancy the scenic route. Visit the National Trust website for detail sof walks.

By Car: Conveniently located on A591 between Windermere and Ambleside.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Windermere station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Good facilities whatever the weather, with plenty to do indoors and outdoors. Indoor play and learn for the under 5's, exhibitions, adventure playground, boat and bike hire, mini golf and boat trips with Windermere Lake Cruises.

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