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Windermere is in the heart of the Lake District. The town has the full range of holiday accommodation, tourist attractions, shops and restaurants. The beautiful Lake Windermere offers a range of activities from sailing to a relaxing lake cruise.



Windermere lies on the shores of its nameslake lake, Lake Windermere, the longest natural lake in England. For many visitors to the lake district, this is the lakes. This means it gets very busy in the summer months! It is adjacent to the wonderful Bowness, a must for all visitors.

Featured Guest Houses in Windermere

Storrs Gate Luxury Lake District B&B

Kenilworth Guest House, Windermere

White Rose B&B, Windermere

Storrs Gate House Luxury B&B, Bowness on Windermere. Award winning bed and breakfast voted best B&B of the year in 2009 Cumbrian Tourism Awards. 

Please click the link for more information on the Storrs Gate House B&B, 
luxury lake district B&B

Kenilworth Guest House, Windermere, Cumbria, the Lake District. 6 ensuite bedrooms and guest lounge. Full breakfast served using local produce, including the famous Cumberland sausages.Please click the link for more information on Kenilworth Guest House guest house and B&B in Windermere

White Rose Guest House, Windermere, Cumbria, the Lake District. Traditional Lakeland guest house close to the centre of Windermere. 5 comfortable and well furnished ensuite bedrooms, delicious breakfasts. Please click the link for more information on White Rose Guest House, B&B in Windermere

New featured Guest House in Windermere

Orrest Head house Windermere B&B

Orrest Head House Windermere B&B, on the edge of Windermere, in Cumbria, the Lake District. Ideal location and excellent facilities at this excellent bed and breakfast in an elevated position on the outskirts of Windermere. Ideally suited to couples looking for a break in the English Lake Dsitrict. Please click the link for more information on the Orrest Head House, guest house in Windermere

Featured self-catering properties in Windermere

Windermere Cottages in the Lake District

Helm Farm, Windermere

Deloraine Holiday Cottage in Windermere

River Cottage and Gamekeepers Cottage, Windermere, Cumbria, the Lake District. 5 star luxury self catering cottages in Windermere, sleeps 6 people. In the grounds of the Glenburn Hotel.

Please click the link for more information on these luxury holiday cottages in Windermere

Helm Farm, Windermere, 4 self-catering cottages on the organic Helm Farm in Bowness, near Windermere, Cumbria, The Lake District. Cottages sleep 2-5. On the edge of farmland through which there is a good network of footpaths.  Please click on the link for more information on Helm Farm, Self-catering cottages in Bowness, Windermere

Deloraine Birch Cottage in Windermere. Holiday Cottage which provides excellent self catering holiday accommodation for 6 people. Located in the heart of Bowness near Lake Windermere. 

Please click the link for more information on Deloraine Birch cottage,
 cottage in Windermere

As well as the lake itself, Windermere has much to offer visitors, especially with its connections to Beatrix Potter. There are a huge range of activities from cruises on the lake, to chidrens adventure playgrounds at the Brockholes Visitor Centre. It is also ideally located for exploring the wider lake district, including the nearby towns of Ambleside, Grasmere and Newby Bridge. In addition it makes the ideal place from which to base yourself for scaling the heights of Helvellyn and Scafell.

As well all the things to do in Windermere, it also of course has a huge and complete range of places to stay, from B&Bs and cottages to luxury 5 star hotels with panaoramic views of the lake. 

We are always updating this page for Windermere in Cumbria, the Lake District. If you would like to contribute material or pictures to this, please email us.

Windermere  Hills above Windermere (c) RobShephard  

Windermere from Newby Bridge (c) Rob Shephard

In the meantime, please just click on the links below for the full range of holiday accommodation, from five star luxury hotels in Windermere, to quaint Windermere bed and breakfasts and fabulous self-catering cottages in Windermere. There are also many excellent campsites and caravan parks in the Area. There is a huge range of attractions, places to eat and other activities to suit all tastes. aims to provide a one-stop shop for holiday makers by providing easy an easy to use directory and information portal for all types of holiday accommodation and attractions in the UK.


Some of our favourite escapes...

  • B&B in Cumbria, England
    The Howbeck Luxury B&B Retreat in Windermere Lake District

    B&B in Windermere, Cumbria, England

    Luxurious licensed Guest house situated Windermere in the Lake District. B&B Accommodation offering two fantastic romantic packages. Our Guest house has eleven spacious ensuite bed...


    £ 89.00 - £ 259.00 per night

  • B&B in Cumbria, England
    The Coppice Guesthouse

    B&B in Windermere, Cumbria, England

    The Coppice Guesthouse, 4 star bed and breakfast in Windermere, Cumbria, The Lake District. Traditional lakeland stone guest house, all rooms ensuite. This 4* Windermere B&B offer...


  • Holiday Cottage in Cumbria, England
    Deloraine Self Catering Cottages in the Lake District

    Holiday Cottage in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, England

    Deloraine Birch Cottage is a family cottage has been extensively converted and enlarged from a traditional Lakeland stone building. Located in the heart of the Lake District Nation...

    Wheelchair Friendly Family Friendly  

    £ 300.00 - £ 700.00 per week

  • Hotel in Cumbria, England
    Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Lake Windermere Lake District

    Hotel in Bowness On Windermere, Cumbria, England

    Ideally located Lake District Hotel on the shores of Lake Windermere. Beautiful gardens with lawns that run down to the lake, the hotel also has its own private jetties and mooring...

    Wheelchair Friendly Family Friendly  

    £ 112.50 - £ 270.00 per night

  • Hotel in Cumbria, England
    Lindeth Fell Country House Hotel Windermere Lake District

    Hotel in Windermere, Cumbria, England

    This fantastic Lake District Hotel was awarded 'English Country Hotel of the Year 2009'. Overlooking Lake Windermere, near Bowness, the hotel offers superb hotel accommodation in a...

    Family Friendly  

    £ 60.00 - £ 240.00 per night

  • Pub or Bar in Cumbria, England
    The Angel Inn

    Pub or Bar in Bowness-On-Windermere, Cumbria, England

    Wonderful food and drink served in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Restaurant, lounges, bar conservatory and very large beer garden.

    Pubs and Bars

  • Child Friendly Attraction in Cumbria, England
    The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction

    Child Friendly Attraction in Windermere, Cumbria, England

    All 23 of Beatrix's Potters Tales are brought to life

    Childrens Attractions

  • Loch, Lake, Waterfall in Cumbria, England
    Windermere Englands Longest Natural Lake

    Loch, Lake, Waterfall in Windermere, Cumbria, England

    The longest natural lake in England

    Lochs Lakes and Waterfalls, Tours and Trips, Visitor Centres and Museums, Childrens Attractions, Sailing and Watersports, Guided Tours and Day Trips, Boat Trips

  • Pub or Bar in Cumbria, England
    Royal Oak Inn

    Pub or Bar in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, England

    Small family run Inn with a warm welcoming atmosphere

    Pubs and Bars

  • Park, Garden or Woodland in Cumbria, England
    Holehird Gardens

    Park, Garden or Woodland in Windermere, Cumbria, England

    Beautiful gardens near Windermere - home to the Lakeland Horticultural Society

    Parks Gardens and Woodlands

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