Activities in Bowness-on-Windermere and the Lake District

If you are a fan of the great outdoors and you enjoy active holidays, you will be hard pushed to find a better place to stay than Bowness-on-Windermere in the Lake District.

Activities in Bowness-on-Windermere and the Lake District include water sports, walking, hiking, fishing, golf and climbing.

Located in Cumbria, England, Bowness sits on Lake Windermere. While Lake Windermere is Cumbria's most popular tourist destination, Bowness has much to offer any visitor. If you are looking to step back into time and visit buildings from the Victorian era, then you are in luck.

If historical buildings are your cup of tea then you need to look no further than St. Martin's Church. The original structure was burnt down and rebuilt in the late 1400's and was later restored in the late 1800's. This church has been a mainstay there for over a thousand years.

If you are more into the water activities in Bowness-on-Windermere you will be spoilt for choice.

When you get some free time to do some shopping for yourself and your friends back home, then head down to The World of Beatrix Potter Shop. You will find tons of unique stuff that you won't be able to find elsewhere. Pick up one-of-a-kind ceramics, books and nursery items.

If you are still looking for more to do, then you can head on down to the Windermere steamboat centre. You can check out the collection of historical motorboats and steamboats. Perfect for the automobile and boat enthusiast in your travelling party.

Most Windermere attractions, including Windermere Lake Cruises operate all year round apart from Christmas Day.

If you are looking to get out and about without the effort of driving or walking, book a trip on a Mountain Goat Tour from Windermere and experience the very best of the Lake District. Enjoy a choice of spectacular tours lasting half a day or a full day, and enjoy some of the most scenic regions of the Lake District.

Take a stroll down to Bowness Bay and you will find a wide choice of boat hire options. Rent a self-drive electric boat by the hour, the full day or the half day and explore Windermere at your own pace.

If you prefer to keep your feet on firm ground, hire a bike and ride down Windermere´s West Shore Cycle Route. The route stretches for 7.7 miles all the way up to Ambleside. You can stop at Wray Castle tearooms and return on the ferry.

You will find a vast range of activities in Bowness-on-Windermere and the Lake District. From luxurious cottages in Bowness to the great restaurants and historical sites, you will never be short of things to do. There is something for everyone to do and see.

If you are planning to visit Bowness-on-Windermere in the near future, why not book into a luxurious Bowness cottage with stunning facilities and a hot tub?