Find my Hotel Break

Search Breaks by:

advanced search

Close Window Close Window
Star Ratings:
Hotel Types:
Personal Preferences:

Destination Guide

Cruise boat on the Lake Windermere, showing swans and the rolling hills, close to a wide range of hotels and tourist destinations / sights

Bowness on Windermere

Tourist Information

Things to see & do in Bowness on Windermere

Bowness-on-Windermere is Cumbria's most popular destination, with the town busy for much of the year. People come to enjoy the lake for sailing and watersports, or just to relax and enjoy the atmosphere of the area and the towns delightful setting.

The Victorian influence can be seen everywhere - in the late 19th century, wealthy businessmen from Lancashire built large residences overlooking the lake, and many of these have now been converted to hotels, such as the Belsfield Hotel and the Windermere Hydro Hotel. Others houses include The National Park Visitor Centre at Brockhole, between Ambleside and Bowness.

Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck and a number of other characters come to life at the World of Beatrix Potter Visitor Centre.  

 Windermere 5 Day Weather Forecast