Things To Look Out For On A Lake Windermere Cruise

Graham Hadaway - Tuesday, October 06, 2015


Lake Windermere is England’s largest lake and the most popular attraction in Cumbria. It can be said that the best way to see Windermere and its surrounding towns such as Bowness-on-Windermere is by water and you can often see a plethora of boats and cruises exploring the enchanted scenery. Whether you are looking for an adventurous day out on the water or simply want to watch the world go by, you can bet there is a lot to see and do on a Lake Windermere cruise.


A Historic Lake

Lake Windermere has a number of Roman sites associated with it, including the Galava fort the Romans built at the north end of the lake to protect vital trade routes in Cumbria. The lake was used as way to transport materials such as stone, woollen cloth and charcoal, with a ferry service operating across the lake from Bowness to Ferry House since the 15th century. You can be sure that you are travelling along a waterway that is steeped in history.



Lake Windermere is home to various wildlife and freshwater creatures such as the elusive char, trout and the pike. One of the attractions on the lake is the Aquarium of the Lakes, where you can discover over 30 displays of wildlife that Lake Windermere plays home to. You can access the Aquarium of the Lakes by boat as it is located at Lakeside Pier.


Scenic Landscape

The Lake District is a picturesque part of Britain and from the water you can see stunning views of the mountains and valleys. All you have to do is relax as you glide across the lake and take in your breath-taking surroundings or stop off in one of the local cafes or shops if you fancy exploring further. The lake attracts visitors from all the neighbouring towns such as Bowness, Windermere and Ambleside as well as from all over the UK and it’s not difficult to see why!



Lake Windermere is home to no less than 18 islands that you will no doubt spot on any of the cruise trips available. Silver Holme was the inspiration for Cormorant Island in Arthur Ransome’s ‘Swallows and Amazons’ books, and Belle Island has a whole history behind it just waiting to be discovered despite it now being a privately owned island.


Taking a cruise on Lake Windermere is one the most exciting and beautiful ways to see the area, away from the hustle and bustle of the towns. Once you have explored all that the lake has to offer, why not come and relax in one of our nearby luxury hotels?

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