Things to do in Windermere
As you drive along the glorious A591 from Kendal, Lake Windermere will come into view on the final stretch. Youll arrive in Windermere village, set back from the lake (only a mile or two from Bowness Bay) and forming a friendly little community thats perfectly placed for access to all the major highlights of the Lake District. If youre travelling by train, Windermere village is the handiest Lakes destination, with a connection from Oxenholme straight to the village.
In the centre, youll find everything you need from classy cafés to fresh groceries, as well as gift shops galore. Theres definitely an air of sophistication to this Lakeland community and its neighbouring village of Bowness, but its also a friendly place to get to know, and to return to as you explore the wider reaches of the Lake District.
Weve teamed up with the Old England Hotel & Spa to offer flexible leisure club passes to our customers. This iconic hotel is only a mile or two away, overlooking Bowness Bay. The perfect finishing touch to a blissfully easy-going break.
From five star holiday cottages on the lake, to woodland lodges and log cabins, we have a wonderful selection of unique, hand-picked self catering accommodation in Windermere, Lake District
Windermere is not actually on the lake shores as the name might suggest, but its only a mile or two up the road from the lake and lively Bowness Bay. Whats more, the village is just off the main route through the Lakes, making it simple and easy to navigate your way around must-see places such as Ambleside, Coniston, Langdale and more.
For something special, set off from the village and climb to the spectacular viewpoint at Orrest Head. This was the first Lakeland summit to be visited by Alfred Wainwright. Youll find that Windermere village is a great base for a hiking holiday; ample facilities on your doorstep and the Lakeland Fells within easy reach. Youre also only a few miles from Staveley, starting point for spectacular walking and mountain biking in the Kentmere Valley.
For food & drink
From the famed Jerichos Restaurant to first-class fish & chips, casual breakfast cafés to cosy traditional pubs, youll find plenty of choice for eating and drinking on your doorstep. The First Floor café at Lakeland Ltd HQ is well worth a visit, if you can tear yourself away from the cookery fans paradise on the bottom floor! Booths supermarket is a distinguished place to stock up the kitchen, and youll find fresh produce available in the village centre.
Lakelovers Recommends 2013 - Windermere
Low Wood Bay Spa
Beauty at Low Wood Club, Windermere.
Why not book yourself a 'holiday treat' and visit the beauty rooms at the Low Wood Club. Book a beauty day - enjoying a programme of treatments and the use of our extensive leisure facilities. Free Parking - To avoid disappointment book in advance. 50% deposit will be required at the time of booking. Enjoy a 10% discount as a valued Lakelovers guest (course and beauty days excluded). www.lowwoodclub.co.uk 015394 39344
Book a Kankku off-road expedition and receive £50 off a NEW Kankku self-drive safari. Call to book 015394 47414.
The Brown Horse at Winster
Open all day long for lunches and evening meals. All Lakelovers guests will receive a 10% discount on the cost of their overall food bill. Call 015394 43443 to book
10% off food for parties up to 9 people on presentation of your Lakelovers Recommends Card. Pre-booking is essential and the Lakelovers card must be mentioned upon booking. Reservations are subject to availability. Call 015394 33338 to reserve a table. LA23 1LP
10% off food for parties up to 9 people, dining, when you present your Lakelovers Recommends 2013 Card. Advanced booking is essential and the Lakelovers card must be mentioned upon booking. Reservations are subject to availability. Call 015394 45225 to reserve a table. LA23 3NF
10% off all wine: To make your Lake District holiday truly perfect, relax with a bottle of wine from Windermere and Ambleside Wine Stores. With over 600 wines from which to choose, youll be spoilt for choice. 015394 46891.