Bowness-on-Windermere Travel Guide

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    Bowness-on-Windermere
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  • The World of Beatrix Potter
    The World of Beatrix Potter
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Bowness-on-Windermere Highlights

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     Everything you want in one small package 

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     touristy even by Lake District standards, few of the really impressive sights 

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     A stop on the way to more dramatic scenery! 

Bowness-on-Windermere Things to Do

  • Explore the World of Beatrix Potter

    The Mrs is a mad Peter Rabbit fan and so, as we were in the Lake District for a few days, a trip to see The World of Beatrix Potter was a must see.There is a short film at the beginning, to let all the non Beatrix Potter fans know some history and background into the phenomenon.The place itself is very well laid out and is very interactive, in...

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  • Take a boat on Windermere Lake

    This is just one of those things that you have to do - with or without the kids!! Ha ha!! The kids loved it when we took them but Paul and I have been out on our own a few times too.Lake Windermere is huge and with a number of small islands to navigate you can easily spend an hour floating around the lake in one of the motor boats which are...

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Bowness-on-Windermere Restaurants

  • Nothing beats it....

    There are many fabulous places to eat in Bowness, but on a warm summer's evening nothing beats eating fish and chips sitting on the shores of the Lake.Vinegar Jones sells the best fish & chips I have ever tasted!!The only thing I would say though is; for some reason if you choose to eat in the food doesn't taste as good. Having said that though,...

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  • The Spanish Lakes?

    Unusual little tapas place set back on a tiny, tiny street (reminded me of Whitby or York) this is two or even three different places in one. The area that we sat in was mostly set aside for eating but there were plenty of people sat in the window watching the passing tourists! They had a very unusual banquette at the back of the bar that faced...

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Bowness-on-Windermere Nightlife

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    great dj,s and open all week polite staff and great atmosphere best place to go if youre in the village having a few late ones :) no dress code

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  • Down by the lake

    Bowness is not the hive of all activity at night times but there are plenty of pubs and a couple of late spots for those who want the night to last. I'm not sure what the opening hours are of the Wheelhouse now as its been some time since I last went there but its a decent place right down on the lake and its a nice walk there and back from...

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Bowness-on-Windermere Transportation

  • Catch the Windermere Ferry to Hill Top

    After visiting the World of Beatrix Potter at Bowness, we decided to take a trip to the actual house where Beatrix Potter lived, Hill Top in Hawkshead.To get across lake Windermere we took the direct route and took the delightful Windermere Ferry, which goes between Ferry Nab, Bowness and Ferry House, Far Sawrey (Daily).Starting at 06:50 (08:50 on...

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  • Windermere - Hawksead Ferry

    The ferry is situated at the middle of the lake and connect Bowness on Windermere to the village of Hawkshead. Be sure to visit both places and not just Bowness, Hawkshead is a great little village with places to eat and drink and a few shops including the world famous Hawkshead outdoor shop. The ferry trip is worth going on alone, its a very...

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Bowness-on-Windermere Shopping

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    the ring

    by katematley Updated Dec 5, 2006

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    I knew we were going to the lake district for mt birthday we had planned some amazing walks We stayed in a beautiful hotel called the samling near ambleside .
    what i didnt know is that from a previous visit to the lakes i had pointed out a gorgeous ring in the window of this amazing jewellers the makes the most beautiful jewellery called wave .

    Anyway he planned the walk and had not only the ring of my dreams but a bottle of champagne ready for me at the top of the mountain overlooking windermere breathless is an understatment he got on one knee...... OF COURSE I SAID YES !

    What to buy: i JUST WANT TO THANK THE JEWELLERS BECAUSE THEIR SERVICE FROM START TO FINISH WAS AMAZING . THE RING DID'NT FIT SO THEY ADJUSTED IT AND SENT IT DOWN TO KENT FOR ME REAlLY QUICKLY FOR ME TO SHOW IT OFF TO ALL MY FREINDs AND FAMILY . We are planning to get married in june 07 and are planning a trip in April to Manchester to get our wedding rings from the wave store there.

    well done wave xxx thank u !

    kate

    What to pay: from 100 per night to 200 per night

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Bowness-on-Windermere Off The Beaten Path

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    Thinking at the end of the day

    by toontraveller Written Jan 16, 2006

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    This is just 5 minutes walk from the Windermere - Hawkshead ferry on the Hawkshead side. Its amazing how peaceful this busy lake can be although this is in the evening and at off season.

    There must be a million photos you could take of this lake but some of the best photos are available in the most accessible areas. I like to spend a while here in the evenings just to collect my thoughts.

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