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At the heart of the Lake District and just a mile away from the lake of the same name, the Lakeland town of Windermere offers fantastic views of the surrounding countryside and nearby fells and a great selection of accommodation, ranging from family run B&Bs and cosy guest houses to luxurious hotels, it provides the perfect base for a relaxing break in this beautiful area of the county. Windermere is a centre for watersports and climbing enthusiasts but for the less adventurous visitor Windermere has a multitude of charming shops, pubs and restaurants to relax away the day. There are many superb attractions not to be missed such as the Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole and the Windermere Steamboat Museum. There are walks to suit all abilities, ranging from shoreline strolls to energetic hikes up the fells and the opportunities for outdoor activities are endless, from swimming and canoeing to water skiing and sailing. At 10.5 miles in length and 0.5 miles in breadth at its widest point, Windermere is England's largest lake. A trip aboard Windermere Lake Cruises allows you to enjoy the splendour of the scenery from a different perspective.