Lake District National Park Tourist Traps

  • Busy Bowness on Windermere
    Busy Bowness on Windermere
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  • Problems parking my car
    Problems parking my car
    by Arm-Chair-Hero
  • Tourist Traps
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    Lake District Towns

    by barryg23 Written Jun 7, 2007

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    Busy Bowness on Windermere

    Many of the towns in the Lake District are too overcrowded and visiting them can be a frustrating experience. The real beauty of the Lake District is, in my opinion, in the remoter parts such as the lakes and mountains and the towns, if at all possible, should be avoided. Grasmere, Ambleside, Windermere and Bowness (to name just a few) were too busy to be enjoyed properly during our visits. I think of the Lake District as somewhere to escape from the crowds, and hence we saw little point exploring the towns at peak times. If you can find a quite time in any of these towns, they can be rewarding, especially Grasmere. The only problem then is that at the quiet times such as early morning or evening, most things are closed.

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    Busy

    by Arm-Chair-Hero Written Aug 17, 2003

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    Problems parking my car

    The only real tourist trap I saw here was that the area can get very busy. We went midweek and found it difficult to find parking places etc etc. At the weekend I should imagine it is ten times worse.
    We went to see the Peter Rabbit Museum in Windermere ( not my choice ; ) but had to give it up.....the que was just too big.

    Fun Alternatives: Go early and know exactly what you want to do.....there is lots of information at the tourist offices and the people we met there was very nice and helpful

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    There are no tourist traps in...

    by mcharlton Written Aug 26, 2002

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    There are no tourist traps in this area. Just wonderfully friendly people and beautiful scenery. This is the view of a near by town.

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