Visit Windermere and experience fine accommodation, shops, art galleries and places to eat. The whole family can enjoy lots of great activities and attractions in and around Windermere. Just 20 minutes from the station Windermere Lake Cruises offers the opportunity to travel the length of the Lake Windermere including stop offs at Ambleside, Bowness, Brockhole or Lakeside Pier. The Lakes Aquarium is easily accessible from the Windermere Lake Cruises jetty at Lakeside.
Brockhole House has 30 acres of beautiful historical gardens and grounds. Lots for the family to do with rowing and kayaking, pony riding, archery and treetop activities. Go by boat or use bus services 555 and 599 from Windermere railway station.
In the heart of Windermere is the Beatrix Potter Museum with magical displays and life size scenes which children will love. To complete your day, visit the garden, shop and tea room.
To relax, just take a walk along the lakeside and enjoy fabulous views of the lake and fells from various viewpoints. A short walk from Windermere takes you to Orrest Head, an exceptional viewpoint and the first summit that Wainwright visited in Lakeland. Cyclists will be delighted with the variety of routes to explore and the availability of cycle hire services at the railway station.The town of Windermere developed when the new railway arrived in 1847. Prior to the arrival of the railway, the small settlement was known as ‘Birthwaite’ but as the town grew its name from the nearby lake. For more information on Windermere’s culture and heritage and also accommodation and attractions see Windermere Information website
Windermere station is the gateway to the central Lake District with regular buses throughout the year.
Buses depart from Windermere station forecourt and car and bike hire is also available at the station. Click for bus information