Windermere has been a favourite with holidaymakers since the 19th century – when the construction of a train line allowed visiting Victorians the opportunity to stretch their legs, take leisurely boat rides and enjoy magnificent views of the Cumbrian countryside. Today Windermere retains its status as one of the Lakes’ most popular holiday destinations with the town and lakeside positively thrumming in high season. Large crowds are still drawn in cooler climes, thanks to the wonderful walks and out-of-season activities that make great use of the region’s beautiful surrounding landscapes. Holiday cottages in Windermere offer a wealth of wonderful options. Low-lying hills provide gentle walking opportunities whilst the lake itself – the largest in the region – offers boat rides, literary heritage and an abundance of beauty. Combined with boutique shops, fantastic eateries, museums and visitor centres and much more and you have a holiday destination with wonderful options for all.