Nestled on the shores of Lake Windermere, the largest lake in England, the town of Bowness on Windermere is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Lake District and occupies the perfect location, in the heart of the central Lakes, for sightseeing and plenty of things to do.
Bowness may be a tourist hotspot and the largest resort on the lake, but it has lost none of its cosy Lakeland charm. The bustling streets in the centre of the town are lined with a wonderful choice of gift shops and specialist stores, in addition to many restaurants and pubs.
Situated as it is on the shore of Lake Windermere, Bowness is the ideal destination for those who enjoy water sports or want to catch one of the lake cruisers that ply the lake. Many other outdoor activities are available in and around the town, including abseiling, cycling and karting. There is certainly never a shortage of things to do here.
Families will enjoy the fascinating World of Beatrix Potter attraction; this loving tribute to one of the area’s most famous authors recreates the charming world of characters such as Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck, in addition to offering more insights into the life of Beatrix Potter herself.
If you are looking to enjoy a break in a resort that offers both tranquillity and activity in equal measures, check out our selection of holiday cottages in Bowness on Windermere now.