Windermere Attractions

If you are planning a romantic weekend away in Windermere, you will be spoilt for choice with a vast choice of attractions.

Romantic Windermere cottages offer stunning facilities, including hot tubs, luxury bathrooms, stylish living rooms with log burners, fully equipped kitchens and sumptuous bedrooms.

If you can drag yourselves away from your luxury cottage, you will find a wide range of country pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes in Bowness and Windermere, serving everything from Michelin-starred meals to hearty Cumbrian fare.

Some of the best Windermere attractions include:

The Lakes Aquarium

The Lakes Aquarium is a popular attraction for all ages. Situated on the southern shore of Windermere, the award-winning Lakes Aquarium is popular with visitors of all ages, and you can enjoy a re-created trip below Windermere, the Seashore Discovery Zone, the Virtual Dive Bell, the Over Lake Tank and much more.

Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre

Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre, is a great place to visit for all the family. With interactive exhibitions, an adventure playground, a café, shop and information centre, plus direct access to the lake from the gardens, this is a great day out for all the family. It is well worth visiting Brockhole just to enjoy the stunning gardens, and the views down to Windermere.

Windermere Lake Cruises

Book yourself onto a steamer with Windermere Lake Cruises at Bowness Bay, which run all year round. You can either cruise directly across the river, or stop off at some of the attractions between Bowness, Ambleside or Lakeside. Enjoy a relaxing sail across Windermere, or buy an all-day ticket which will allow you to hop on and off the boat where you choose. Many trippers take a picnic, and combine a boat trip with a stroll around the shore of England´s biggest lake.

Blackwell, the Arts and Craft House

Blackwell, the Arts and Crafts House is one of the major attractions near Windermere. Visitors can enjoy stunning views over the lake from the gardens, and soak up the peaceful atmosphere in the house itself, which was built between 1898 and 1900, and designed by M H Baillie Scott. Blackwell was originally built as a holiday home for Sir Edward Holt, owner of the Manchester Brewery. Original features ensure Blackwell retains much of its original charm. Several rooms are used as galleries, and the gardens offer a picturesque terrace bordered by flowers where visitors can enjoy a bite to eat and take in the incredible views.

Mountain Goat Day Tours

If you are only in the Lake District for a limited time book a Mountain Goat Day Tour and make the most of your time in this beautiful region. There are several tours to choose from, including: Scenic tours, Beatrix Potter tours and a southern Lakes tour. The company has over 40 years´ experience of touring the Lake District, and you can explore some of the most stunning regions while someone else does the driving.

Luxury and romantic cottages in Windermere offer the perfect accommodation for a long weekend or a midweek break in the Lakes.