Visiting Lake Windermere in the Lake District
While you stay at a Spa Hotel in the Lake District, visiting Lake Windermere is a must. While Lake Windermere itself is at the heart of the Lake District, there are plenty more attractions to visit.
Although the holiday season in the UK is coming to an end, there are still a number of reasons for visiting Lake Windermere. The water may start to become a little colder, but that doesn’t stop wild swimmers flocking to Windermere. You can always save yourself until next year, sign up for the Great North Swim and start practising. Failing that, there’s always the pool at your Windermere Spa Hotel.
If you prefer to stay dry, then Windermere Lake Cruises are an ideal way to explore Lake Windermere. The boats are based in Bowness-on-Windermere, but you can reach Bowness, Ambleside and Brockhole. Just some of the places to visit around Lake Windermere.
Attractions near Lake Windermere
Windermere offers a variety of activities on dry land too. The Lakes Aquarium may get busy during school holidays, but as an adult, you can still enjoy the marine life. The award-winning Windermere attraction is up there with the World of Beatrix Potter for things to do while visiting Lake Windermere.
While both attractions in Windermere may well be child-friendly, grown-ups can make the most of their spa break too. Beatrix Potter herself had a close connection with Lake Windermere and it’s surroundings. So you never know, you may start writing your own children’s storybook as you sit in your Windermere hot tub.
As for other things to do in Windermere with children, there’s the arts and craft house at Blackwell. So while you’re away staying at a Windermere Spa Hotel suite, you can always meet up with friends and family. There are often events throughout the year. Alternatively, outside of holiday season enjoy the tranquillity of the gardens. If the rain starts to fall, you can always take a look around the house itself. Once the holiday home of Sir Edward Holt.
Bars and Restaurants near Lake Windermere
There are lots of places to go for dinner while you’re visiting Lake Windermere. Michelin Star restaurants will make your holiday in the Lake District all the more special. So if you’re staying at a Windermere Spa Hotel, why not go all out and book a table at Holbeck Ghyll. Head chef David McLaughlin will make you feel at home with a welcoming menu.
Much like Blackwell, Holbeck Ghyll is also filled with history. The restaurant once belonging to the 5th Earl of Lonsdale, so you’ll be eating in style.
If you just fancy a quiet beer, then there are numerous bars overlooking Lake Windermere. The Crafty Baa or Brookside Inn and the oldest pub in the area (Hole in t’Wall) among just a few suggestions.
Windermere Tranquil Retreat
Whatever you fancy getting up to while visiting Lake Windermere in the Lake District, you’ll be looking for somewhere to stay. As such, why not choose a Windermere Spa Hotel Suite, such as the Windermere Tranquil Retreat.