Photo: David Bolton

Oddly enough Windermere doesn’t actually touch the lake itself, but has grown together with the original lakeside town of Bowness-on-Windermere, however the two do retain different town centres.

The area features several museums, however the main attraction for most tourists is the lake itself which touches Bowness at the bottom of the hill – a twenty minute walk from the top end of Windermere.

At the shore of the lake there is a wonderful view of the Lakeland Hills. Boats depart from the piers in Bowness and sail up and down the lake, most call at Ambleside or Lakeside where visitors can ride on a restored steam railway.

Windermere train station has train and bus connections to the surrounding area, Manchester, Manchester Airport, and the West Coast Main Line connecting London and Scotland.

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