At over ten miles long and 220ft deep, not only is Windermere England’s biggest lake it is arguably the most attractive. One of the country’s premier tourist attractions, Windermere has so much to offer that whole books have been written on the subject. From the spectacular scenery to the magnificent sailing opportunities the area combines, outdoor pursuits and sophistication perfectly. For yachtsmen it is the number one spot in the UK, boasting registration of over 10,000 boats. The marine services are superb and there is a fantastic spirit amongst the sailing fraternity.
Windermere is probably also one of the friendliest places you’ll ever visit in the UK. The myriad pubs and restaurants located around its shoreline are all of excellent quality and offer hospitality second to none. From Windermere town itself to the bustling resort of Bowness, the quaint attractiveness of Hawkshead to the lovely village atmosphere of Ambleside there are surprises everywhere. And you are never more than a few minutes from awe-inspiring mountainous countryside. Discover the magic that inspired Beatrix Potter, visit grand mansions, indulge yourself in river adventures and lose yourself in the vast areas of tranquil, beautiful wilderness.
There is accommodation to suit one and all. The camping is excellent and indoor accommodation ranges from the friendliest B&Bs you could wish to find to Majestic four star hotels. It’s also very easy to get to and the area is easy to navigate. There is plenty to do for all ages with a busy calendar of year round events just to make things even more appealing. Be it culture, good food, sailing, countryside, relaxation, romance or entertainment, Windermere has it in spades.