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Thornbank House (incl off-site health club)

LA23 2EW, Windermere, Thornbarrow Rd

In a peaceful residential area of Windermere, this friendly guest house is in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Bowness in the Lake District is a 10-minute walk away. Located between Windermere and Bowness, the... read more

449 reviews 9.4
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£ 70.00

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Woodlands

LA23 2EE, Windermere, New Road

In Windermere, just a short stroll from the lake and Bowness, Woodlands offers free Wi-Fi, free parking and luxurious, 5-star accommodation in boutique-style rooms. In the heart of the beautiful Lake District, Woodlands is just... read more

1321 reviews 9.1
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£ 80.10

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Jerichos Boutique Accommodation

LA23 1BX, Windermere, College Road

Jerichos is a contemporary family-run guest house with stylish decor situated on a quiet side street in the heart of Windermere village. There is free Wi-Fi and free ample private parking. Suitable for adults only,... read more

464 reviews 9.4
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£ 63.75

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Windermere Park

LA23 2LA, Windermere, New Road

Just 2 minutes from Windermere town centre, Windermere Park provides en suite rooms with period features within a central Lake District location. All rooms feature bespoke furnishings and a flat-screen TV with Freeview, and come... read more

1045 reviews 8.5
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£ 74.00

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Wheatlands Lodge Guesthouse (Adults Only)

LA23 1BY, Windermere, Old College Lane

Situated in the heart of peaceful Windermere, Wheatlands Lodge is just 5 minutes’ walk from Windermere Rail Station, offering free Wi-Fi and free private parking. All of the 5-star rooms feature luxury en suite facilities,... read more

199 reviews 9.5
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£ 99.00

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Invergarry Guest House (Adults Only)

LA23 2EW, Windermere, 3 Thornbarrow Road

The adults-only Victorian Invergarry Guest House is in the heart of Windermere and Bowness. The property offers free WiFi, free on-street parking and breakfasts using locally sourced produce. All rooms feature an en-suite bathroom with... read more

336 reviews 9.5
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£ 62.00

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Glen Wynne Guest House

LA23 2AB, Windermere, Broad Street

In the heart of Windermere, the award-winning Glen Wynne is a Victorian guest house that offers comfortable en suite rooms. Just a 10-minute walk from Windermere Train Station, Glen Wynne has a 4-star Visit Britain... read more

150 reviews 9.5
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£ 50.00

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Southview Guest House

LA23 1AE, Windermere, 27 Cross Street

In the heart of Windermere, Southview offers charming 4-star guest house accommodation. The railway station is a 2-minute walk away. Each beautiful en suite room is individually decorated, featuring an LCD TV and a DVD... read more

483 reviews 9.3
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£ 62.00

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The Lamplighter Dining ~ Rooms

LA23 1AF, Windermere, High Street

The Lamplighter features a top rated traditional restaurant, serving real ales and Lakeland specialities. In the heart of beautiful Windermere, the elegant rooms are large and airy. Each of the spacious rooms has an en... read more

440 reviews 8.6
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£ 85.00

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Rosemount Guest House

LA23 2EQ, Windermere, Lake Rd

Just 15 minutes’ walk from Bowness and 12 minutes from Windermere Railway Station, the Rosemount Guest House offers contemporary bed and breakfast accommodation. The decor is classic, honouring the charms of the Victorian building. All... read more

291 reviews 9.7
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£ 49.00

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Beaumont House (Adults Only)

LA23 2AF, Windermere, Holly Road

The 5-star Beaumont House is a Victorian property featuring many original features with a tranquil location, just metres from the heart of Windermere. It offers delicious cooked breakfasts, free Wi-Fi and free private parking, less... read more

248 reviews 9.2
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£ 79.00

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Adam Place Guest House

LA23 2AR, Windermere, 1 Park Avenue

This 19th-century house in Windermere offers locally sourced produce, free on-street parking and a bright, award-winning garden. Lake Windermere and local amenities are within walking distance. Adam Place is a traditional AA 3-star guest house,... read more

222 reviews 9.2
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£ 49.50

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Meadfoot Guesthouse (Adults Only)

LA23 2LA, Windermere, New Road

Meadfoot Guesthouse (adults only) is just a 5-minute walk from the centre of Windermere. It offers large rooms with garden views, free parking and traditional breakfasts. Rooms at the Meadfoot have free WiFi, TV’s and... read more

353 reviews 9.5
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£ 86.00

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Hawksmoor Guest House

LA23 2EQ, Windermere, Lake Rd

Situated 12 minutes’ walk from Windermere, Hawksmoor Guest House has free Wi-Fi and plenty of off-road parking. Each elegant room at Hawksmoor features underfloor heating in the bathrooms, with facilities for making tea and coffee.... read more

182 reviews 9.8
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£ 78.44

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Beckmead House

LA23 2AR, Windermere, 5 Park Avenue

Just 5 minutes’ walk from the centre of Windermere village, Beckmead House is a family-run guest house offering hearty breakfasts and free Wi-Fi in public areas. The bedrooms are individually decorated and each is centrally... read more

333 reviews 9.5
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£ 68.00

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Meadowcroft Guest House

LA8 9PY, Windermere, Ings Village

Overlooking picturesque hills, Meadowcroft Country Guesthouse is a family-run guest house in the tranquil Village of Ings, 2 miles from Windermere. There is free Wi-Fi in the bedrooms. A delicious breakfast is provided each morning... read more

476 reviews 9.4
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£ 80.00

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Green Gables Guest House

LA23 2AB, Windermere, 37 Broad Street

In the scenic area of Windermere, Green Gables Guest House is situated a 7-minute walk from Windermere Train Station with the famous lake just 15 minutes’ walk away. Accommodation includes free Wi-Fi and a cooked... read more

375 reviews 8.7
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£ 52.00

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Kirkwood Guest House

LA23 2DD, Windermere, Prince's Road

Situated in the Lake District, the Kirkwood Guest House is 15 minutes’ walk from the town centres of both Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere. The traditional Victorian property offers free Wi-Fi and spacious en suite rooms. The... read more

123 reviews 9.3
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£ 74.00

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The Haven

LA23 1EG, Windermere, 10, Birch Street

Nestled in a quiet yet central location in Windermere, The Haven is a traditional Victorian stone built house with free parking. The railway station is 6 minutes’ walk away and Windermere Lake is less than... read more

338 reviews 9.6
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£ 75.80

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Ellerdene Guesthouse

LA23 2AH, Windermere, 12 Ellerthwaite Road

Ellerdene Guesthouse is a charming property set in the heart of the Lake District village of Windermere. It is a 15-minute stroll from the banks of the beautiful Lake Windermere. The Ellerdene offers bright, elegant... read more

233 reviews 9.7
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£ 58.00

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


cheap b&b windermere lake districtRelatively 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.

Bowness-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.

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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.

Hotels in Manchester and central Liverpool accommodation is 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.