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Lake Windermere, Windermere

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In some ways the archetypically British setting, Lake Windermere sits charmingly in a shallow, lush valley of rolling hills, bushy trees, and manicured fields. This is the largest natural lake in England. It provides an iconic slice of countryside life in Great Britain with its laid-back, picturesque tranquility and unpretentious beauty. The lake has a surface area of 14.7 sq km (5.7 sq mi). Put Lake Windermere and other Windermere attractions into our Windermere trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Never taken for granted although we live near this wonderful lake, it is always a delight to travel on or around any time of year 
    Never taken for granted although we live near this wonderful lake, it is always a delight to travel on or around any time of year  more »
  • Loved Windermere, great place and wheelchair accessible too Unfortunately the boats rides were not accessible but we got to see everything 
    Loved Windermere, great place and wheelchair accessible too Unfortunately the boats rides were not accessible but we got to see everything  more »
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  • The lake itself is a fine example of natural beauty. It's the largest lake in England, apparently. It was lovely to get on a boat and explore it. The surrounding area of the lake, particularly in Bowness-on-Windermere, leaves a little to be desired. Parking is very difficult, first finding a space, then queuing at insufficient machines that are also ancient. For me it's one of those where it's nice to visit once, but not somewhere I'd be rushing to return to.
  • Absolutely beautiful area, locals are really nice and helpful. Weather was beautiful when i went. Really advise everyone to prebook restaurants, cafes or activities as its mobbed this time of year. Everything is in walking distance too 👍

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