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Destinations > UK > Cumbria > Windermere guide

Windermere is just south of Ambelside and sites on the shore of the great lake Windermere. It is a popular tourist center and is surrounded by easily reached vantage points that give glorious views of the countryside and lake.

Lake Windermere has 14 islands and is more than 10 miles long. Belle Isle one of the islands is privately owned and covers 30 acres.

There are numerous attractions at Lakeside. Why not hope aboard one of the boats that take you on a cruise of the lake giving breathtaking views. Alternatively, catch the ferry to Fell Foot Park on the far shores of Lake Windermere. The National Trust's Fell Foot Country Park, offers 18 acres of lawn and trees that stretch down to the water's edge. This is the perfect place to relax, picnic and take it easy. Just north of Windermere town is Bowness-on-Windermere here you can hire your own rowboat and discover the lake at your leisure.

The Lake District provides a wealth of heritage, scenery, walking and attractions for fine and wet-weather days. Discover this secret corner of Cumbria is simply amassing, it is an area to savour and linger in.

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