Autumn is one of the best times to visit the Lake District. Now the school holidays are over, the roads are quieter and the crowds have subsided. Serene landscapes, golden woodland views and a host of great attractions for visitors of all ages await in the Lake District.
Why not spend a week in Windermere and enjoy boating across the lake, the atmospheric pubs and inns around the town and the wide choice of amazing restaurants in Bowness. Some of the Lake District´s most famous attractions are located in and around the town, including Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre at Bowness.
Just five miles from Windermere is the quaint village of Ambleside, close to Hill Top, the former home of famous childrens´ author and illustrator Beatrix Potter. Jenkins Crag is also worth exploring and boasts stunning views over lake and countryside. Wray Castle is also well worth a visit if you find yourself in Ambleside.
Just a short boat ride from Bowness is the award-winning Lakes Aquarium which offers visitors a wealth of things to see and do, with plenty of informative staff to explain the importance of conservation in the Lake District.
Stop off at one of the many cafés to enjoy a typical plate of Cumbrian cuisine or enjoy home-made cakes and hot chocolate by the lake. Bowness is known for its many restaurants and pubs serving food, and if you are something of a foodie you will find all you want and more from these great eateries.
From Michelin star restaurants to delicious Cumbrian café food, there is something for all tastes and budgets in Windermere and Bowness.
If the weather turns chilly, visitors also have a great choice of indoor attractions to choose from in Windermere, including the Winderemere Steamboat Museum, showing a historic collection of steam and motor boats, the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction at Bowness and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway.
The Lake District may be able to guarantee stunning scenery and attractions but one thing it can’t guarantee is the weather. Luckily, come rain or shine you will always find plenty of things to see and do. From museums to castles, gourmet restaurants to local cafés and stunning country house gardens to adventure parks and visitor centres, you will never be stuck for something to do in the Lake District.