Windermere Tourist Information

Windermere is on the hillside, a short distance from the shores of Lake Windermere, a popular destination for tourists in the Lake District, and those visiting Bowness-on-Windermere.

Once a village called Birthwaite, the arrival of the railway in 1847 meant that the railway company named the village after the lake.

Windermere was developed by wealthy industrialists who could live in the Lake District and travel to work by rail. As the area around the station was developed it merged with Bowness.

You can take the ferry to Lakeside, on the south of the lake, to visit the local aquarium or take a train ride.

Tourist Attractions in and near Windermere to Visit



The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction 1.2 miles Discover Peter Rabbit and his friends.

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

Townend 2.2 miles A rare example of a yeoman's house.

Hill Top 3.3 miles Near Sawrey is Beatrix Potter's 17th century cottage which inspired her tales before she married and moved to Castle Cottage.

Beatrix Potter Gallery 3.6 miles Visit the house where Beatrix Potter and her husband lived.

Rydal Mount 5.6 miles The home of William Wordsworth for 37 years.



The Armitt 4.3 miles An all-in-one Gallery, Museum, and Library.

Towns Near Windermere To Visit - straight line distance:

Bowness-on-Windermere (1.25 miles) Ambleside (4.21 miles) Coniston (6.83 miles) Kendal (7.42 miles)
How to get to Windermere

Windermere Tourist Information Centre

  • Victoria Street
    LA23 1AD
    Tel: 015394 46499
Low Wood Hotel
Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1LP

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Gilpin Hotel & Lake House
Crook Road Windermere LA23 3NE

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College Road Windermere LA23 1BX

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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
Holiday Cottages
Burkesfield Cottage
Windermere LA23 1EG
Sleeps 6
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Number 16
Windermere LA23 1EG
Sleeps 6
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Winster Fells
near Windermere LA23 3PA
Sleeps 6
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Windermere Weather
Thursday 17th April
Day :Light rain8°C Light rain
Night :Clear skies-2°C Clear skies
Friday 18th April
Day :Sunny skies11°C Sunny skies
Night :Clear skies-3°C Clear skies
Where to Stay in Windermere
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