Lake Windermere, Windermere

In some ways the archetypically British setting, Lake Windermere sits charmingly in a shallow, lush valley of rolling hills, bushy trees, and manicured fields. This is the largest natural lake in England. It provides an iconic slice of countryside life in Great Britain with its laid-back, picturesque tranquility and unpretentious beauty. The lake has a surface area of 14.7 sq km (5.7 sq mi). Put Lake Windermere and other Windermere attractions into our Windermere trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I've been visiting Windermere for years. I love the place. The Lake is beautiful. The view is amazing. I've pedalled around some of it and walked around others. It's just such a nice place. Go on a...  more »
  • Lake Windermere is one of our national treasures that looks beautiful whatever the weather. Be it calm and tranquil or rough and stormy it has the ability to capture your senses and inspire your...  more »

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