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Windermere Lake

Follow Wordsworth advice & you won't go far wrong !


"None of the other lakes unfold so many fresh beauties to him who sails upon them"
William Wordsworth, 'Guide to the Lakes'

Windermere Lake is England’s biggest and longest(20 k) lake. Bowness on Windermere, Windermere and Ambleside are delightful towns & villages on the lake's shore.The beauty of the many small, wooded islands & the peaks of the Fairfield Horseshoe attract visitors from around the world.

Catch the unique Windermere Ferry from near Bowness to Sawtrey & Hawkshead and enjoy the marvellous views.


There is evidence of the Roman's presence in the district.Then the Vikings came, Windermere is named after an early Viking settler, Vinand . Then the Normans in 1066 & onward...the ruined Kendal Castle is just done the road. A Rich History indeed!


"I overlooked the bed of Windermere,
Like a vast river, stretching in the sun.
With exultation, at my feet I saw
Lake, islands, promontories, gleaming bays,
A universe of Nature's fairest forms"

William Wordsworth, 'The Prelude'

 

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