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Windermere

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World heritage site · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. It is a ribbon lake formed in a glacial trough after the retreat of ice at the start of the current interglacial period. It has been one of the country's most popular places for holidays and summer homes since the arrival of the Kendal and Windermere Railway's branch line in 1847. Historically forming part of the border between Lancashire and Westmorland, it is now within the county of Cumbria and the Lake District National Park.
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Popular things to do in Windermere

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Lake Windermere
Water Body
Lake Windermere
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Orrest Head ©
Lookout
Orrest Head
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Michael Coates Clay Shooting ©
Fun & Games
Michael Coates Clay Shooting
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Windermere

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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports Bowness-on-Windermere
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Derwentwater ©
Water Body
Derwentwater Keswick
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House ©
Specialty Museum
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House Hawkshead
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Waterfall
Aira Force Waterfall Penrith
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Windermere

Holehird Gardens ©
Garden
Holehird Gardens
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Zipline
Zipline
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Rydal Water ©
Landmark
Rydal Water
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Lakeland Pony Trek ©
Equestrian Trail
Lakeland Pony Trek
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Windermere

Cookhouse Gallery ©
Art Gallery
Cookhouse Gallery
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Windermere Jetty, Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories ©
Specialty Museum
Windermere Jetty, Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Windermere

Brockhole on Windermere ©
Wildlife Area
Brockhole on Windermere
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Trails in Windermere

Sea to Sea (C2C)
Biking Trail
Sea to Sea (C2C)
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Places to visit with Windermere

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