visit windermere and bowness...
The linked towns of Windermere and Bowness at the heart of the Lake District have been an attraction for visitors since Victorian times.
With the lake shore of Windermere so close, there is always something to do whatever the season - walking along the lakeside, enjoying panoramic views of the lake and mountains
from several viewpoints, experiencing a wholehost of water-based activities, luxuriating in the pleasures of travelling around the area by steamer, open-top bus or steam locomotive or discovering the lake for yourself by hiring a rowing boat, dinghy or cruiser.
explore windermere & bowness
History & heritage
Windermere, originally called ‘Vinand's mere' (after a Norse chief), has long been a magnet for visitors.
Art & culture
Windermere is home to the Old Laundry Theatre, Cumbria's only professional in-the-round theatre.
Windermere's 17km long lake is fed by the rivers Brathay and Rothay at its northern end and outflows into the River Leven.
While you are in Windermere why not go along to one of the fantastic local events.