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Things to do in Windermere

Listed below are all the things to do in Windermere, Cumbria that we offer through GoBananas. Days out, activity packages and activities in the Windermere area, we can reserve and book more than 100+ different and exciting activities and experiences. Everything within 25 miles of Windermere is displayed by activity type below. Choosing stuff to do in Windermere has never been so easy!

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Windermere Activities & Things To Do

Windermere, Cumbria is a village that was built up over time around the gorgeous and historic Windermere Railway Station; located about a half mile from the stunning shores of Windermere Lake which boasts the distinction of being the largest natural Lake in England, the area is also host to the most popular holiday resort in Lakeland. The lake has a long and distinguished history, being the location of a Roman fort in the north end and having served for centuries as a vital waterway for shipping supplies and heavy materials; Windermere Lake is fed by many rivers and is a central hub for boating activities, playing host to over 10,000 boats each season.

As vacation spots go, Windermere is one of the most dynamic and popular locations to visit in all of England, and with its wide range of tourist activities from Adventure Activities to water sports and it’s fabulous hotels and resorts, the reputation for nonstop holiday fun is well deserved.

Getting to Windermere

Located in the Lake District in Northwest of England, Windermere is easy to access as the Windermere train station provides both bus and train connections to a variety of locations throughout the UK.

When to Go

From water activities such as the annual Great North Swim Event on Lake Windermere to climbing, various cycling events and a variety of other outdoor activities, summer is one of the best times to visit the Lake District in general and Windermere in particular.

While there are a variety of events that also cater to winter sports, summer is the time that Windermere truly comes alive and being able to partake in the wide variety of water sports on Windermere Lake is a privilege that no tourist should miss out on.

Top Sights and Activities

Aside from outdoor and water sports, Windermere boasts a number of attractions to appeal to every member of the family; from the breathtaking Holehird Gardens to the Lakeland Pony Treks, a gorgeous climb to Orrest Head to partake in the amazing view and a visit to the fascinating Windermere Steamboat Museum, there’s no shortage of fun and interesting activities to indulge in.

Love history? Take the ferry to visit the World of Beatrix Potter attraction at Bowness-on-Windermere and see for yourself where the inspirational Peter Rabbit series was conceived; for those who prefer a spookier adventure, visit the incredible Wray Castle on the shores of Lake Windermere.

Built in 1840 with fantastic mock-gothic architecture of turrets and towers, Wray Castle is a fantastic bit of English history that boasts mock ruins, mazes and even hidden rooms; stay long enough and you may even catch a glimpse of one of the many ghosts said to haunt the area.

Windermere is one of the most active and stimulating tourist areas in the UK and it’s definitely a rewarding place to visit; from robust outdoor fun to rich lessons in UK history and even spooky gothic adventures, the area boasts a wide range of fun and excitement for the whole family to enjoy!


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