Attractions

Historic Building in Windermere & Around

Blackwell House

Two miles south of Bowness on the B5360, Blackwell House is a glorious example of the 19th-century Arts and Crafts movement, which championed handmade goods and craftsmanship over the mass-produced mentality of the …
Lake in Windermere & Around

Windermere & the Islands

Like many places in Cumbria, Windermere gets its name from the old Norse, Vinandr mere (Vinandr's lake; so Lake Windermere is actually a tautology). Encompassing 5.7 sq miles between Ambleside and Newby Bridge, the …
Museum in Windermere & Around

Lakeland Motor Museum

Two miles south of Newby Bridge on the A590, this car museum houses a wonderful collection of antique cars: classic (Minis, Austin Healeys, MGs), sporty (DeLoreans, Audi Quattros, Aston Martins) and downright odd (S…
Historic Site in Windermere & Around

Wray Castle

An impressive sight with its turrets and battlements, this mock-Gothic castle was built in 1840 for James Dawson, a retired doctor from Liverpool, but it has been owned by the National Trust since 1929. Though the i…
Aquarium in Windermere & Around

Lakes Aquarium

At the southern end of the lake near Newby Bridge, this aquarium explores a range of underwater habitats from tropical Africa through to Morecambe Bay. Windermere Lake Cruises and the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Rai…
Heritage Railway in Windermere & Around

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

Originally built to carry ore and timber to the ports at Ulverston and Barrow, these vintage steam trains puff their way between Haverthwaite, near Ulverston, and Newby Bridge and Lakeside. There are five to seven t…
Gardens in Windermere & Around

Fell Foot Park

Located at the southern end of Windermere, 7 miles south of Bowness, this 7-hectare lakeside estate originally belonged to a manor house. It's now owned by the National Trust and its shoreline paths and grassy lawns…
Museum in Windermere & Around

World of Beatrix Potter

This themed attraction brings to life various scenes from Beatrix Potter's books, including Peter Rabbit's garden, Mr McGregor's greenhouse, Mrs Tiggywinkle's kitchen and Jemima Puddle-Duck's glade (there's even a t…