Whether you plan a summer, spring or autumn trip to Windermere in England’s Lake District, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to attractions in this scenic part of the country.
Windermere spa hotels are among the favourite places to stay for visitors to the Lake District.
Boat trips on Windermere
No trip to Windermere is complete without hiring a boat to explore the famous lake, or by taking advantage of one of the many boat trips available most of the year. You can either cruise directly across the river, or stop off at some of the attractions between Bowness, Ambleside or Lakeside. The Beatrix Potter Attraction at Bowness provides a great day out for the kids, and the Lakes Aquarium at Lakeside is also a popular place to visit. Enjoy a relaxing sail across Windermere, or buy an all-day ticket which allow you to hop on and off the boat where you choose. Many trippers take a picnic, and combine a boat trip with a walking tour of Windermere.
Whether you want to enjoy challenging walks around Windermere, or a gentle stroll around the shoreline, you will find plenty of trails around this famous lake. One of the favourite Windermere walks is up to Orrest Head, which offers magnificent views over open countryside. The Bowness Bay Walk is also ideal for visitors who want a stroll around the busy village, with its wide variety of restaurants, pubs and shops. If you carry on down Lake Road, you will come to the Bowness Bay boat trips and steamers, which will transport you across Windermere.
The Windermere Waterfalls
The Windermere waterfalls can be accessed on foot. Walk down Rayrigg Road in Windermere, and you will pass the Millerground Waterfalls, which are a popular attraction for visitors.
If you are staying in this part of the Lakes, why not book into a luxurious spa hotel in Windermere and make the most of your stay?
Family attractions in Windermere
There are plenty of children´s attractions in Windermere, whatever time of year you visit. If you enjoy outdoor pursuits, you can find plenty of adventure playgrounds around Windermere. Brockhole Visitor Centre is one of the best, plus Windermere offers some great cycling trails, walking routes and boat trips. There are also plenty of horse riding centres in Windermere, and whether you are experienced riders or beginners, you can book lessons if required.
Whether you are visiting Windermere for the first time or you are a regular visitor to this beautiful part of England, you will always find plenty of things to see and do, whatever the weather.
The Lake District also offers visitors some of the most romantic spa hotels with hot tub rooms in Windermere and luxurious bed and breakfast accommodation. Autumn is one of the most stunning times to visit the Lakes when the trees are changing colour, the summer crowds have gone and the attractions are still open.