The most popular spot in the Lake District, bustling Bowness is ideally placed for adventures on England’s largest lake: whether that’s windsurfing, canoeing or just a gentle cruise along Windermere’s sparkling waters. Back on shore, you’ll find tea rooms, pubs and gift shops aplenty.
There’s more than a little bit of magic at work here. Visit the World of Beatrix Potter and you can step into scenes straight from the novels, like Peter Rabbit’s Garden and Mrs Tiggy-Winkle’s kitchen. It’s an experience that’ll take you straight back to your childhood.
The beautiful stained glass, carvings and views at nearby Blackwell House are certain to enchant too. Resting on a hillside a short distance from Bowness, it’s a beautiful showcase of the Arts & Crafts Movement and regularly hosts special art exhibitions and displays.
For dining, Bowness doesn’t disappoint. There are bakeries, bistros, cafes, gelaterias and wine bars alongside countless restaurants serving international cuisine.
Bowness-on-Windermere’s Top 5 Attractions
- Cruises on Lake Windermere
- A water sports playground
- The World of Beatrix Potter
- Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House
- Outstanding dining
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