Below is a list of Bowness and Windermere
Attractions with Websites, Photos, Phone Numbers,
Information and links to Maps and Reviews.
Bowness and Windermere are two towns joined
together, with Bowness centre next to Lake
Windermere, and the centre of the town of Windermere
about 1 mile northeast. Map
Click on the Postcodes for Maps & Reviews.
The Bowness and Windermere Attractions are listed
by closest to Bowness.
Bowness Boat Tours on Lake
There are a number of boat tours from the Pier at
Bowness, on large three deck boats with a bar, or a
number of smaller boats. There is also a good
selection of rowing boats and motor boats for hire.
The boat tours go to the islands, Ambleside about 5
miles north, and Lakeside about 7
miles south. There are large pay and display car
parks south of the pier. Phone number 01539 443
Website . Map . Reviews . Image
The World of Beatrix Potter
In the centre of Bowness on Crag Brow. Discover Peter
Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck in a museum covering
Beatrix Potter's 23 famous stories. Phone number
01539 488 444.
Website . LA23 3BX . Image
On the north side of Bowness on
Rayrigg Road. A collection of historic vessels
showing the development of boatbuilding in the Lake
District over 200 years. Tel: 01539 637 940.
Website . LA23 1BN
Kankku OffRoad Driving
In the centre of Windermere on Victoria Street.
Tracks in the Lake District National Park for
complete beginners and experienced 4x4 drivers. Phone
number 01539 447 414.
kankku.co.uk . LA23 1AD . Image
Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts
Situated about 2 miles south of Bowness. An historic
house with views over Lake Windermere and with a
popular cafe. Phone number 01539 446 139.
Situated about 3 miles north of Bowness. Enjoy the
scenic gardens, treat yourself in the cafe, take a
Treetop Trek, bounce around on the Treetop Nets, and
lots of great attractions. Phone number 01539 446
brockhole.co.uk . LA23 1LJ
Situated about 3 miles north of Bowness. The gardens
are open each day throughout the year from dawn til
dusk. The reception desk is open from April -
October, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Phone number 01539 446
Low Wood Bay Watersports
Situated about 4 miles north of
Bowness. Instruction & Hire include dinghy and
keelboat sailing, canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing,
wakeboarding and powerboating, and have available for
hire motor boats and rowing boats, sailing dinghies
and keelboats, sit-on-top kayaks and open canoes.
Phone number 01539 439 441.
Website . LA23 1LP . Image
Situated about 4 miles north of Bowness by Ambleside.
This 8 acre garden has a vast collection of
rhododendrons, camellias and azaleas, as well as many
other rare trees and plants. Phone number 01539 446
Website . LA22 0HE
Hill Top House
Situated 3 miles west of Bowness via the car ferry at
the small village of Near Sawrey. Hill Top House was
Beatrix Potter's 17th-century farmhouse that she
bough in 1905 with the procedes of her first book,
the Tale of Peter Rabbit. The house has been
maintained as it was when Beatrix Potter lived there.
Phone number 01539 436 269.
Website . Wiki . LA22 0LF . Image
Esthwaite Water Trout
Situated 4 miles west of Bowness via the car ferry. A
first class, well managed Trout fishery in a natural
280 acre water with excellent facilities for boat or
bank fishing. Phone number 01539 436 541.
Ambleside Roman Fort
Situated about 5 miles north of Bowness by the town
of Ambleside. The remains of a 2nd-century fort
thought to have been built by Hadrian to guard the
Roman road from Brougham to Ravenglas. Managed by the
National Trust. Phone number 0370 333 1181.
Website . LA22 0EN . Image
Situated 8 miles west of Bowness via the car ferry.
The park offers GoApe Zip Lines,
Walking Trails, Cycling Trails, Outdoor Sculptures,
Cafe, Shop and more. Phone number 0300 067 4495.
Website . LA22 0QJ
Situated about 8 miles northwest of Bowness on
the banks of Lake Windermere. Wray Castle was built
in 1840 for a retired surgeon, James Dawson from
Liverpool. The National Trust took over the property
in 1929, but have only recently opened it to the
public on a regular basis. You can catch a Boat that runs from
Ambleside and Bowness to the castle with an option
for a walk as well. Phone number 01539 433 250.
Website . Wiki . LA22 0JA . Image