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an excellent base to explore the Lake District from, it is centrally
located for excursions daily to all parts of Lakeland. If
you do not wish to drive around the area there is a very good public
transport system, including steamer services on all major waterways,
linking the popular villages on each individual lake.
also very popular means of sightseeing, with tours to all
parts of the lakes. From the highest mountain passes and unsurpassed
views to the small hamlets and friendly welcome of the
Most tour companies will collect and return you safely
to your accommodation after your day of adventure. You can visit
the Lakes Supertours Website
at : http://www.lakes-supertours.co.uk
service buses connect to all major towns in the Lake District, also to some
of the smaller villages. For more information on public transport in
the Lake District click here
Windermere is a good base from which to visit the poetry world of William
Wordsworth and visit his houses at Grasmere, Rydal and Cockermouth. The
gardens at Rydal mount are well worth a visit.
Potters house at far sawrey (hilltop) and the Beatrix
Potter exhibition in Bowness are very quickly reached from Windermere.
- If your pleasure is hillwalking, or just a leisurely couple
of hours after breakfast then look no further, all of them are on hand.
For more information on walking and cycling, see Lake
The Lake District now offers a number of all year round attractions.
a visit is freshwater aquarium at Lakeside. The aquarium
is easily reached by car or you may enjoy a leisurely cruise directly
to the centre. Waterbuses and steamers depart frequently from Bowness
promenade, Winter and Summer. Visit their website at: www.windermere-lakecruises.co.uk
Activities - For the more adventurous there is an abundance
of outdoor activities, including sailing, windsurfing and water skiing,
also on most lakes there are all types of boat hire. For more information
on outdoor activities, see Lake
Out - The Lake District is well known as being a great place to sample
kinds of food, from Ma's country cooking to connasseurs delights,
they are all here to be sampled. You will not be disappointed.
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