Things to do on and around Windermere
Windermere Lake Cruises
Cruises on the lake in a steamer or launch from 45 minutes to 3 hours. Evening buffet cruises need to be booked in advance.
Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3HQ
Total Sailing Ltd.
Yacht brokerage and sales. Professional and friendly sailing/motor boat tuition (by prior arrangement).
Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3HE
A sailing experience to remember in the Lake District. Skippered yacht 'Elana' available to charter on Lake Windermere accommodating up to 8 guests. Taster sessions, fun days/celebrations, corporate and team building or tailored events.
Windermere Canoe & Kayak
Canoe and kayak hire, sales and tuition (also bike hire).
Ferry Nab Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3JH
A wide range of rock climbing and mountaineering activities for all ages and all levels of ability. From a first-time scramble to a challenging winter ascent. Lead by fully qualified mountain instructors or guides.
The World of Beatrix Potter
23 Beatrix Potter tales magically brought to life indoors. Meet Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-duck, Mrs Tiggy-winkle and many other characters from Beatrix Potter's famous books. Plus Virtual Walks display, short film presentation and innovative exhibits about Beatrix Potter and her pioneering life.
Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3BX
Explore the lakes of the world and discover creatures such as the piranha, the red-eyed tree frog and playful otters. Take a walk through the magical underwater tunnel and a ride in the world's first Virtual Diving Bell.
Lakeside, Newby Bridge, LA12 8AS
Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole
Displays, gardens, an adventure playground and a full programme of activities from February to November, plus café restaurant
Brockhole, Windermere, LA23 1LJ
Blackwell Arts and Crafts House
Overlooking Lake Windermere from Bowness, Blackwell is one of the finest and most important houses from the turn of the century. It has fine examples of decorative arts, furniture and objects. Inspired by nature, with superb examples of stained glass, carved oak and iron work.
The home of William and Dorothy Wordsworth. Go on a guided tour for fascinating insights into the life of the poet, his circle and his time. Also a permanent exhibition and family activities during school holidays.
Just to the south of Grasmere village on the A591.