What makes Windermere so special? The Windermere Lake is the largest natural lake in the county of Cumbria, in England. It was formed due to the melting of two glaciers during the interglacial period. It gained further popularity as a tourist spot in 1847 when the Kendal-Windermere Rails were introduced. Though the location has only one town, Bowness-on-Windermere, the place is well connected to some of the major cities like Birmingham, London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and the Manchester Airport. The lake also features some islands. If you plan to visit Windermere and book a Windermere hotel, you can expect it to be more or less near the lake.
A wide range of hotels and places worth visiting are located either by the lake or somewhere near it. The hotels will strive to make you feel like you are in a home away from home, and hence, provide the necessary services. The hotels there range from one star to five stars. Depending on the standard of hotel, rooms, services, etc. you choose, your expense will vary. On an average, you could expect a hotel tariff of 30-250 pounds per night. Apart from the Windermere hotel, you will also find some traditional lodges by the lake. In any case, you could either book rooms for staying there online or physically once you have reached your destination.
Some of the places you can’t miss visiting are:
1. The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction- It illustrates on the chronicle of Potter’s works and its significance in the conservation of the Lakeland.
2. The Neo-gothic Wray Castle- It is a nineteenth-century castle. It is an ideal place to visit with children as its interiors now have playrooms for children. Its lakeside grounds are a good place for a fresh air strolling.
3. Ambleside Roman Fort- The fort dates back to the glorious times of the Romans in Britannia.
4. Blackwell- Dated to the late nineteenth century, the country house is designed (interiors) by the Arts & Crafts furniture.
5. Armitt Library- It is a remarkable library which is also a museum and gallery for visitors.
6. Stott Park Bobbin Mill- The mill produces bobbins for the local industries, along with original machinery. You can also get a glimpse of the Victorian steam engine there.
7. Lakes Aquarium- Known for the underwater otter tunnels and stingrays.
8. St. Martin’s and St. Mary’s Churches- Anglican-parish churches.
Considering that you have a Windermere hotel booked, you could also visit some of the other tourist spots like the well-known parks around the Fell Foot and Great Knott Woods, the Orrest Head, the Stock Ghyll Force Waterfall in Ambleside, Peter Hill Fine Art Kentmere Gallery, Brockhole, Treetop Trek Ltd, Borrans Park, to name a few. If you have any particular place of interest to visit, booking hotels near it are advisable. No matter where you go to visit, lodging is the most important thing you need to take care of. If you have that sorted out, you are good to go.