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Lake Windermere & Bowness-on-Windermere
One of the most popular and famous Lakes in the Lake District is Lake Windermere.
Lake Windermere is the largest lake in England at 12 miles long.
Bowness-on-Windermere is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Lake District and has a wealth of attractions and places to visit. Bowness also has an array of shops and cafes.
Appleby Manor Country House Hotel suggests the following attractions and places to visit:
Windermere Lake Cruises
Enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery, on a leisurely sightseeing cruise, with full commentary. The former British Rail/Sealink Steamers, Swan, Teal and Tern, and the larger launches, have coffee shops and licensed bars. All vessels have comfortable saloons and sun decks. Steamers and Launches cruise between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside, and during the main season there are many attractions you can stop off en-route:
The Lake District Visitor Center (Brockhole)
Situated between Windermere and Ambleside, Brockhole has a magnificent lakeside setting offering fun for all the family, including an adventure playground, exhibitions, fabulous gardens, information center, gift shop and cafe.
Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway
Travel through time on this steam railway and enjoy a leisurely journey through the contrasting landscapes of the Leven Valley
Aquarium of the Lakes, Lakeside
Embark upon a journey of discovery from the mountains to the sea, situated next to the station at Lakeside, the Aquarium of the Lakes features the UK's largest collection of freshwater fish, watch the mischievous otters being fed and the diving ducks as well as an array of other aquatic animals found in and around the Lake District.
World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Bowness-on-Windermere
Say 'hello' to Peter Rabbit and friends including Miss Moppet , Timmy Tiptoes and Jemima Puddleduck. The family can enjoy a magical re-creation of all the sights and sounds of Beatrix Potter's books, complete with sights, sounds and smells. There is even a recreation of Mr McGregor's greenhouse. There is also a shop with souvenirs and the Tailor of Gloucester Tearoom. Learn more about the life of Beatrix Potter at the display of her Lakeland Farm: Hilltop and how it inspired her. Beatrix Potter's home: Hill Top is located at Far Sawrey in the Lake District, it is owned by the National Trust and is also open to the public.
For further information on Beatrix Potter or William Wordsworth click here.
Following an exciting day out on Lake Windermere and around Bowness retreat back to the comfort of Appleby Manor Country House Hotel. The hotel accommodation provides the perfect setting for relaxing and unwinding enjoy a swim or sauna, drinks in the garden or in front of a cosy log fire followed by dinner in the award-winning restaurant.