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Looking for a cheap bed and breakfast stay in (Bowness-on-) Windermere Cumbria ?

Relatively speaking, Bowness is a fairly new town in the Lake District. It does not have the charm of really old, Victorian buildings and the historic relevance and culture that many surrounding towns do, but it is a very popular destination for tourists because of its location. It really started to develop in 1847 on the edge of lake Windermere, which is a very popular tourist destination for holiday makers looking to stay in the UK and in particular, the lake district.

The town is built for tourists so you will find no shortage of accommodation here and there is a range of cheap hotels, inns and b&b’s to choose from. When staying for a night in a bed and breakfast, a traditional Cumbrian breakfast is served in the morning, and is included in the room rate. The town centre is the nearest accessible point to the lake, which probably explains why Bowness is the most popular town in Cumbria. The World of Beatrix Potter attraction is within easy reach.

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Bowness-on-Windermere – What to do while staying in town ?


cheap b&b windermere lake districtBowness-on-Windermere is a great place for all types of outdoor activities, such as water sports. People travel from across the country to visit the place and take part in activities such as windsurfing, kneeboarding or jet-skiing. It is not all about adrenaline packed water sports, you can also go for a meal on the water and it is in an ideal location for going hiking.

The famous Brant fell walk is not far away from the town centre. This walk is not only physically demanding and tough to go on, but it can also get very cold up there, make sure you wrap up warm. The walk may be tough, because it is very steep, but it is also fairly short and well worth it when you scale the hill, sit back and look at the glorious view.

This walk is a great way to relax and great way to escape the hustle and bustle. The town can often get very busy and while some people love this, other people find it nice to get away from all that and this walk is a perfect way to do that and it will also keep you fit and healthy.

If you are a Beatrix Potter fan, then a trip to the world of Beatrix Potter should be high on the agenda. The character’s of her stories are brought to life with huge, beautiful models of them and it really can take you back to your child hood, as well as being ideal and enchanting for small children and young families.

Where should you stay when visiting for a holiday ? Rooms to let


guest houseA bed and breakfast or guest house property is what most people opt for when they come to stay in Bowness or Windermere. Cheap b&b’s really do give you the freedom of being able to choose what you want to do on your holiday.

This type of accommodation gives you the bare minimum in terms of the facilities, but hotel facilities are not usually high on the list of tourists who stay in the town.

A bed and breakfast room can be much cheaper than some hotels, but some cheap hotels do exist as well. A really nice hotel close to the lake is the Belsfield hotel; this beautiful, white, Victorian building overlooks the water and is in a perfect location.

The train station is located right in the heart of Windermere town centre and offers easy rail connections to central Manchester and Manchester Intl. Airport. When catching a train from the railway station, renting a room for the night within close distance can be very handy.

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Closest Train Station – Hotels near Windermere Railway Station


Main railway station ?

From the main railway station in Windermere there are frequent train services, provided by TransPeninne Express to Manchester, Manchester Int. Airport and Oxenholme Lake District railway station. Oxenholme is served by Virgin Trains running from central Birmingham and London city centre to Carisle, and city of Glasgow / central Edinburgh in Scotland.

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Location – Where is


Where is Bowness-on-Windermere ?

The towns of Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere are located in the centre of the Lake District, in the north-west of England. It lies in the county of Cumbria.

Cumbria is home to the Lake District National Park, considered one of the most beautiful areas of the UK. The guest houses in and around Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere are a perfect base to explore the beautiful surrounding areas, including nearby Ambleside, Grasmere and Hawkshead. The World of Beatrix Potter is also a popular visitor attraction.

The city centre of Manchester and central Liverpool in Merseyside are a 2 hour drive away. The heart of London can be reached in 6 hours, or in 5 hours by train.

Distance to


Tourists and visitors willing to fly to town have several options.

The Lake District can be reached from following airports ; Manchester MAN airport (stay near)Liverpool LPL Airport (hotels nearby), Newcastle International in Woolsington and Glasgow Intl. in Paisley. Smaller airports in the region are Carisle Airport and Blackpool International Airport BLK.

Must See Attractions and Sights


Blackwell Arts and Crafts House

(Cumbria LA23 3JT, United Kingdom UK)

House designed in the Arts and Crafts style by Baillie Scott and sensitively restored to its former splendour. There is an outstanding collection and presentation of Arts & Crafts movement artefacts.

The World of Beatrix Potter

(The Old Laundry, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BX, Cumbria England)

This tourist attraction is about the life of Beatrix Potter and brings her tales to life. Must see for anyone with small children. The store here has a nice collection of Beatrix Potter items, from books to clothing and collectibles.

Lake Cruises

(Winander House, Glebe Road in Cumbria England)

Take a lake cruise and enjoy fantastic views. Sailings run throughout the day from several piers at Ambleside, Lakeside and Bowness and some sailings can be combined with lunch or dinner.

Brant Fell Above the Bustle Walk

(Bowness-on-Windermere in Cumbria, Lake District England UK)

an AA-recommend walk. It offers a wonderful view of the lake up to Ambleside in the north and Tower Wood to the south.