Hotels in Windermere

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About Windermere

Hotels in Windermere

The town of Windermere is located on a natural lake and is part of the Lake District National Park. It is a popular holiday destination, particularly during the summer months. Lake Windermere is the largest lake in England and is approximately 10 miles long, it was formed during the last ice age. The Lake is a great place for watersports enthusiasts to visit, it's also an excellent site to take the kids. The area has many family-friendly activities such as an adventure playground, kayak hire and, swimming spots. Adventurous visitors can try scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing or sailing. Go on a boat trip across the lake or take the ferry to the neighbouring village. Windermere has many art galleries, independent retailers, cafes, and restaurants. There are also some great hiking and cycle tracks in the local area. Book a hotel in Windermere with Opodo, you'll be able to search through a selection of accommodation. The site offers excellent customer service and easy bookings, apply filters to find a hotel which meets your family's needs. A wide variety of modern accommodation is available; whether you are looking for a hotel, an apartment or cottage, you'll find it with Opodo.

What to see in Windermere

For amazing 360 degree views over Windermere and the surrounding area climb up Orrest Head, a moderate hill located on the outskirts of the town. There's a well-established path, and the walk takes 25 minutes from the town centre. The trail takes you through a lovely forest where you can see the fells. Alternatively, join Lakeland Pony Trek for a 2-hour hack through the countryside. Experience the lake district's scenery from the back of a calm pony. Suitable for beginners and children, Brockhole on Windermere is a fantastic park which has activities for all ages. There's an aerial adventure course through the trees as well as archery, bike hire, and mini golf. Have a picnic by the lake, hire a kayak or go swimming. There's also a cafe which sells locally produced ales and a selection of great snacks and meals. Check out the exhibitions by local artists and the gift shop for souvenirs. One of the highlights of the Lake district is Rydal Water. Walk through stunning countryside to the waterfall, and you'll be able to explore Rydal Cave on the way.

Where to stay in Windermere

Book a hotel in the centre of Windermere to be close to the shops, cafes and restaurants. There are also some interesting shops in the town including Thuline Studio, a gallery where a professional artist paints animals using bold colours. Here you'll be able to commission the artist to paint your pet. Thuline also runs art workshops from her gallery for up to 6 people. Also, check out Cookhouse Gallery where local artists sell landscape paintings of the Lake District. The high street is a great place to wander as it has little gift and arts and craft shops. Alternatively, stay on the outskirts of Windermere and explore more of the local area. The Lake District has many links to Beatrix Potter. You'll be able to see Yew Tree Farm where she lived and Wray Castle where she spent her 16th birthday. It's also worth visiting Sawrey village which was the inspiration for many of Potters illustrations. Search for a great hotel offer on Opodo or book in advance to get a cheap hotel.