The areas surrounding Lake Windermere are some of the most picturesque in the Lake District, picture perfect cottages, dreamy landscapes and quaint villages not to mention home to some of the ever popular Lake District hotspots. Loved by Beatrix Potter, it's not hard to fall in love with the area including the villages of Troutbeck, Hawkshead and the surrounding hamlets of High Wray, Near Sawrey and Far Sawrey.
The town of Windermere and the neighbouring Bowness-on-Windermere offers visitors to the Lake District a plethora of activities and past times to enjoy. Take a seat on board one of the lake cruises and explore England's largest lake or simply meander around the endless gift shops and cafes.
At the southern tip of Lake Windermere lies the quaint hamlet of Lakeside which as the name suggests enjoys open access to the lake shore. A favourite for families looking to explore, nearby attractions include the Aquarium of the Lakes, the Lakeland Motor Museum, the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway & Fell Foot Park.