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