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Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside
VistEngland VAQAS

Lakeside Pier Visitor Centre, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AS

Windermere Lake Cruises trace their origins back to Victorian days, steamers and launches carry over 1.35 million visitors each year. The steamers have saloons, promenade decks, teashops and licensed bars.

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  • Rail station: Grange-Over-Sands (6 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Grizedale Go Ape

Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ

The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They're part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (12 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Mountain Goat Holidays & Tours
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Mountain Goat Ltd, Victoria Street, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1AD

The ideal way to explore the spectacular scenery of the Lake District. Mountain Goat provide full-day and half-day guided mini-coach tours where you can sit back and relax and enjoy some of the of the most stunning scenery in the UK.

 
 
 
Windermere Golf Club
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Cleabarrow, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3NB

Windermere Golf Club is situated in the heart of the English Lake District. It has spectacular views over Windermere and the surrounding fells, the scenery is breath taking.

 
 
 
Benjamin Bunny
VistEngland VAQAS

The Old Laundry, Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3BX

The World of Beatrix Potterâ„¢ Attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere is a vibrant visitor centre offering a unique experience for all the family. Explore a magical world where all 23 enchanting tales are brought to life.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Shore Fishing

The Boathouse, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0QF

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  • Rail station: Windermere (4 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Lakes Leisure Windermere
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Rayrigg Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1BP

We offer introductory sessions on the lake in canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing. We also have longer courses leading to awards and accreditations from the BCU/RYA, contact the centre for details.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Hill Top
National Trust

Near Sawrey, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0LF

Hill Top is a time capsule of Beatrix Potter's life. Full of her favourite things, the house appears as if Beatrix had just stepped out for a walk. Every room contains a reference to a picture in a 'Tale'.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Blackwell, The Arts & Craft House
VistEngland VAQAS

Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3JT

Blackwell is one of England's most important surviving houses from the turn of the 20thC. Designed by MH Baille Scott between 1898 and 1900, it is a superb example of arts and crafts movement.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Treetop Nets

Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LJ

Adventure in the High trees! The UK's first Aerial Netting adventure park. Featuring over 1500m2 of sky trampolines, aerial walkways, tunnels and slides. A great family day out suitable for ages 3yrs+.

 
 
 
Lakeland Motor Museum
VistEngland VAQAS

Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, LA12 8TA

Over 30,000 exhibits tracing more than 100 years of road transport heritage, including a new exhibition which details the history of the Isle of Man TT Races.

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  • Rail station: Ulverston (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Brantwood, Home of John Ruskin

Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AD

Brantwood house is a registered museum. The 9 rooms that Ruskin used are open to the public. The Severn Studio presents a programme of quality art and craft exhibitions throughout the year.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Townend
National Trust

Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LB

A real Lakeland hidden treasure set in the beautiful village of Troutbeck, this 17thC solid stone and slate house sits imposingly on the hillside, its huge chimneys typical of the area.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Old Laundry Theatre

Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3BX

The Old Laundry Theatre is situated in Bowness-on-Windermere in the heart of the Lake District with a lively year round programme of drama, classical & folk music, spoken word, comedy and film.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Old Hall Farm
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Bouth, Ulverston, LA12 8JA

A traditional Lake District working farm, using Shire horses and vintage machinery including steam to actively farm. We produce beef and dairy products from Jersey cows. We also produce veg and other products for our farm shop.

 
 
 
Grizedale Forest Park and Visitor Centre
VistEngland VAQAS

Grizedale, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ

Grizedale Forest is in the heart of the Lake District between lakes Windermere and Coniston. Activities range from gentle walks, to bike riding, swinging through the trees on GoApe or enjoying a leisurely meal in the Cafe in the Forest

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  • Rail station: Windermere (10 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Kayaking
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

Brocklebank Ground House, Torver, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8BS

Joint Adventures offers everything the would be kayaker or advanced paddler needs. From taster sessions on flat water you may progress to touring on lakes and gentle rivers.

 
 
 
Esthwaite Water
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

The Boathouse, Ridding Wood, Hawkshead, LA22 8LA

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  • Rail station: Windermere (4 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
 

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