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Where to stay in Windermere

VacationRenter offers 1,600 holiday lettings in Windermere, and we’re confident that you’ll find a place that falls within your budget. Our website offers a wide selection of properties from top travel sites such as Airbnb, Vrbo, HomeAway,, and many more. If you’re in search of an affordable flat to let in Windermere, you’ll be pleased to find that 20% of properties cost less than $84 a night. Staying in Windermere will give you close access to The Bridge House and Claife Viewing Station and Windermere West Shore, making it easy to explore with your favourite travel buddies. Can’t quite find the right holiday home in Windermere? We can also provide search results for nearby cities like Windermere and Windermere. Allow us to help you plan the holiday you deserve.

Where Is Windermere in the UK?

A town and civil parish in the South Lakeland District of Cumbria in England, Windermere sits one kilometer away from its eponymous lake.

What Is Windermere, UK Known For?

The perfect English Lakeland destination all year round, Windermere is a place where you can soak in the stunning serenity of its eponymous picturesque lake. In close proximity to its shore, one is never short of brilliant scenery and boundless leisure opportunities. For those who have a penchant for photography or for simply soaking in the panoramic vistas, there are several viewpoints offering fantastic views of both the lake and distant mountains.

What to See in Windermere

  • World of Beatrix Potter: The characters created from the imagination of English author, Beatrix Potter, have entertained children for over 100 years. Now, you can recapture your youth when you visit the World of Beatrix Potter. Discover the fascinating interactive exhibitions and step into a magical world that will transport you back to the golden days of your childhood.
  • Orrest Head: Climb the magnificent Orrest Head for a workout with a rewarding view. This picturesque peak attracts fitness aficionados and sightseers in their hordes who wish to view the sweeping scenery of the Lake District in all its enigmatic glory. Written into literature forever, Wainwright wrote that climbing the Orrest Head was "our first sight of mountains in tumultuous array across glittering waters, our awakening to beauty." Once you see the views spread before your feet, you’ll conclude that Wainwright really was right all along.
  • Wray Castle: A Victorian neo-Gothic building, Wray Castle is an aristocratic beauty guaranteed to take your breath away. The grounds, which include part of the shoreline of Windermere, are open all year round, renowned for their selection of specimen trees including redwood, ginkgo, weeping lime, and varieties of beech. Make sure to hop on a passenger boat on Lake Windermere so that you can see the opulent magnificence of Wray Castle in all its glory.

Popular Destinations Near Windermere

  • Liverpool: The city that gave us one of the most famous bands in history known as The Beatles, Liverpool has been widely recognized as the “World Capital of Pop,” only enhanced by the celebratory fact that several local musicians have earned the number one spot on both national and international charts. One of the most dynamic and vibrant cultural havens in the UK, Liverpool is the home of numerous museums and galleries — more than any other major UK city outside of London. It is also a birthplace of sports, recognized internationally as the birthplace of Everton F.C. and Liverpool F.C. football clubs.
  • Manchester: There’s always something going on in Manchester, whether an international festival, a football match, or a high-profile musician performing in one of the city’s many venues. The buzz of the place is contagious, and there are new bars and restaurants opening every week, serving everything from cicchetti to sushi. One of the best things about the city is its diversity. Modern buildings share Manchester’s skyline with imposing neo-Gothic structures such as Town Hall. The multicultural population means there’s a Chinatown, a Curry Mile, and even a Gay Village. Even if you have visited Manchester several times or lived in the city for years, there’s always something new to discover – from peaceful green spaces in the suburbs to a new music venue in the city centre.

Best Neighborhoods in Windermere

  • Bowness-on-Windermere: Half-way down Windermere, you’ll discover another quaint little find in the Bowness-on-Windermere. A charming and pleasantly old-fashioned village, Bowness-on-Windermere evokes the quintessential English country experience. Visit the charming pub-restaurants or slurp on an ice cream as you watch the bustle of the steamers arriving and departing from Bowness Bay.
  • Ambleside: A mile inland from the lakeshore of Windermere, Ambleside is a bustling area with outdoor equipment stores, bookshops, gift shops, cafes, restaurants, and a movie theatre. Nestled between various fells in the area, this is the starting and ending point for many popular lakeland walks.

Home-types in Windermere

Windermere has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Windermere:

Points of interests in Windermere

Windermere has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Windermere:
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