This small town in Cumbria has been a popular resort town for many years, and it’s easy to see why it’s so popular, considering the spectacular landscape and ample opportunity for many outdoor activities.
Although Windermere shares its name with the famous Lake Windermere
, it is not actually located on the lake, rather just a kilometer from it. Lake Windermere is the largest natural lake in England, and many tourists arrive in Windermere or the neighboring town on the lake to take part in Windermere Lake Cruises
, as well as kayaking, windsurfing, and other watersports activities. Because the lake is the biggest attraction in this area, hotels in Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere are a great choice for visitors looking to experience all of the most popular attractions and activities.
When not enjoying the lake and its many opportunities for incredible views and adventure sports, walk around the Windermere town center and enjoy the small and independent shops and eateries with the locals and other visitors. As a vacation destination for much of the surrounding area, Windermere enjoys an atmosphere of fun and relaxation which makes it the perfect place to visit for a few days.
For more information on hotels and landmarks in the different areas of Windermere, take a look at the interactive map on this page and start planning the perfect vacation in this interesting city by the lake.