Visiting Bowness-on-Windermere

Bowness-on-Windermere is a town located in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria and is one of the most popular destinations within the Lake District. The arrival of the railway line in 1847 brought a multitude of visitors to Bowness, which led to the expansion of the Bowness along with the creation of Windermere town. It is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere, the largest natural lake in England. Known for its stunning scenery, outdoor activities, and historic attractions, it’s a destination which needs to be explored.

Family Friendly Activities in Bowness-on-Windermere

If you are travelling with your little one, make sure to visit the World of Beatrix Potter. This attraction is dedicated to the life and work of Beatrix Potter, the famous author and illustrator of children’s books. You can explore the exhibits and displays, see the recreated scenes from her stories, and even meet some of the characters!

Another fantastic spot in Bowness-on-Windermere is The Old Laundry Theatre which is a 260 seat theatre-in-the-round. Perfect for rainy days, there are often productions for children so you can enjoy a morning or early afternoon show together with your loved ones.

Exploring the Great Outdoors in Bowness-on-Windermere

Located on the shores of Lake Windermere, lots of visitors come purely to enjoy the open water. Popular for water sports and sailing, you can really make the most of the lake during your visit in Bowness-on-Windermere. 

There are also a number of boat tours that you can enjoy which offer many scenic cruises. Take time to relax after all your hiking and enjoy the beautiful views and surrounding hills without a worry in the world.

Eating & Drinking in Bowness-on-Windermere

After a long day of adventures, make sure to reward yourself to an exquisite meal at the Boardwalk Bar and Grill. This Bar & Grill offers panoramic views of Lake Windermere and serves freshly made, tasty meals. Better yet, you can bring along your four legged friends!

If you fancy a little tipple, make sure you head to Lago. Here you can enjoy some of their signature cocktails which are created with their home-made infusions, syrups and juices all of which are created in house.

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