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Windermere

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World heritage site · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. It is a ribbon lake formed in a glacial trough after the retreat of ice at the start of the current interglacial period. It has been one of the country's most popular places for holidays and summer homes since the arrival of the Kendal and Windermere Railway's branch line in 1847. Historically forming part of the border between Lancashire and Westmorland, it is now within the county of Cumbria and the Lake District National Park.
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Popular things to do in Windermere

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Water Body
Lake Windermere
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Duration: 2 hours
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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Lookout
Orrest Head
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Duration: 2 hours
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Fun & Games
Michael Coates Clay Shooting
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Windermere

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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports Bowness-on-Windermere
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Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Derwentwater Keswick
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Specialty Museum
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House Hawkshead
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Waterfall
Aira Force Waterfall Penrith
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Windermere

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Garden
Holehird Gardens
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Zipline
Zipline
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Landmark
Rydal Water
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Duration: 2 hours
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Equestrian Trail
Lakeland Pony Trek
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Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Windermere

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Art Gallery
Cookhouse Gallery
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Specialty Museum
Windermere Jetty, Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Windermere

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Wildlife Area
Brockhole on Windermere
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Trails in Windermere

Biking Trail
Sea to Sea (C2C)
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Duration: 2 hours

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