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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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Lakes Aquarium
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Lakeside, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AS

The Lakes Aquarium allows you to visit creatures from the lakes of the world along with those a little closer to home too. From otters and diving ducks to marmoset monkeys and British sharks and rays.

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  • Rail station: Grange-over-sands (10 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Cocoa Bean Company & Chocolate World
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Main Street, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0NT

Childrens chocolate workshop with a retail store selling a large range of chocolates.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (7 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.

 
 
 
Dove Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum

Town End, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SH

Explore the traditional Lakeland cottage and home of the famous poet William Wordsworth and discover what life was like at the turn of the 19th Century.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (8 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Steam Yacht Gondola
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Coniston Pier, Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AN

Float back to Victorian times as you indulge in a luxurious cruise on captivating Coniston water in this exquisite steam-powered craft.

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  • Rail station: Ulverston/Windermere (13 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Rock Climbing

Throughout Cumbria, LA

We specialise in small, friendly courses, run by highly qualified and knowledgeable instructors. Each course is designed to suit your needs and to ensure you make the most of your time in the mountains.

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

The World of Beatrix Potter™ 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
 
 
 
Windermere Golf Club
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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.

 
 
 
Fell Foot Park

Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8NN

A beautiful, family friendly lakeshore park with stunning mountain views. Extensive, sweeping lawns for games, picnics and gentle walks. Easy lake access.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (8 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Lakeland Motor Museum
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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
 
 
 
Windermere Lake Cruises, Bowness
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The Promenade, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3HQ

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: Windermere (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • 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.

 
 
 
Beatrix Potter Gallery
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Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0NS

This unique gallery space occupies the charming 17th century building which once served as the office of Beatrix Potter's solicitor husband, in the centre of Hawkshead village.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (6 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Allan Bank
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Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9QZ

Make yourself comfortable in the former home of National Trust Founder, Canon Rawnsley. Only partially restored and decorated, this isn’t a typical National Trust experience.

 
 
 
Windermere Lake Cruises, Waterhead
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Waterhead Pier, Waterhead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0EY

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: Windermere (4 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Holehird Gardens

Patterdale Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1NP

The Lakeland Horticultural Society exists to promote the art, science and practice of horticulture, with particular reference to conditions in the Lake District.

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

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