Windermere attractions

Windermere attractions

WindermereWindermere lies in Cumbria, a county formed from the old counties of Cumberland, Westmorland, and part of North Lancashire, and now England's second largest county in size. Here you will find the beautiful Lake District National Park with spectacular mountain scenery, forest trails and lakeside paths around the 16 major lakes. The almost alpine landscape of England's highest mountains are a draw for the millions of visitors who pour into the park each year, where for 200 years, it has been the inspiration for artists, poets and writers who have made their home here.

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Attractions Lake Windermere is the largest natural lake in England, according to Wordsworth "None of the other Lakes unfold so many fresh beauties". Rowboats are available for hire, with stylish steamers and vintage cruisers to Lakeside in the south and Waterhead at the northern end. There is a ferry service across the lake to Sawrey giving access to the western side of the lake and Beatrix Potter's former home at Hill Top.

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Attractions Hill Top, Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0LF Tel: 015394 36269. Delightful small 17th-century house where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her famous children's stories. Hill Top is managed by the National Trust.

Hill Top, Near Sawrey

 AttractionsARMITT LIBRARY & MUSEUM, AMBLESIDE Tel: 015394 31212 - a unique place combining Library and Museum, scholarship and fun, art and entertainment. A superb collection of books and manuscripts, drawings and paintings, memorabilia and archaeological objects relating to an extraordinary gallery of famous Lake District characters.

ARMITT LIBRARY & MUSEUM

Abbot Hall

Attractions Abbot Hall Art Gallery & Museum, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 5AL Tel: 01539 722 464 - Abbot Hall is a Grade I Listed Georgian building in a beautiful setting on the banks of the River Kent, surrounded by a park and overlooked by the ruins of Kendal Castle. There are collections of modern works in the upstairs galleries while downstairs, 18th century paintings can be seen in their period setting, alongside furniture and objets d'art of the time. There is a collection of society portraits of the day including key works by George Romney (1734-1802), who served his apprenticeship in Kendal .

Abbot Hall

AttractionsTownend, Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1LB Tel: 015394 32628 - A well-preserved 17th century yeoman farmer's house, complete with original furniture and decorative woodwork., a National Trust property.

Townend

Rydal Mount and Gardens

AttractionsRydal Mount and Gardens, Rydal, Near Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LU. Tel: 015394 33002 - The Wordsworth Family moved into Rydal Mount in 1813 and rented the house continually for 46 years until the death of Mary Wordsworth in 1859. Rydal Mount was the largest house the Wordsworths lived in and became a much-loved family home.

Rydal Mount and Gardens

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