Before we go into the details about the top destinations you must visit in Windermere, if you are planning your trip to England, let’s get a brief introduction about the place shall we!?
Windermere is the largest lake in England. It was formed in a glacial trough after glacier withdrew from its previous position back in the interglacial period. It is situated between Cumbria County and the Lake District National Park.
It is safe to say that this a beautiful place with optimum temperature and greenery thereby making it a perfect tourist destination. Let’s now talk about the top destinations in this alluring area:
The world of Beatrix Potter Attraction
Named after the renowned children’s biographical author and illustrator, this place falls under the “must visit” list for a potential tourist to England. There are certain key areas under the destination and they are as follows:
- The world of Beatrix Potter introductory film: It’s a 5-minute film that introduces the author and her stories to the audience.
- Mrs Tiggy-Winkle’s Kitchen
- Jemima puddle-ducks woodland glade and Mr Tod’s underground home: It has 3D scenes from all the Beatrix Potter stories
- The Peter Rabbit Garden
- The Virtual Walk: a 360-degree view of beautiful scenes accompanied by mesmerizing voice-overs that bring each scene to life!
- The Beatrix Potter shop
- Mr Jeremy Fisher on his Lilypad Boat Mr McGregor’s Greenhouse and the Tale of Peter Rabbit
It is a circular road meant for pedestrians that end in Orrest head starting from Windermere and it introduced Wainwright to the Lake District. The walk starts on the A591 by the huge “Orrest Head” sign that follows for 20-minutes a lane to the summit! From the summit, you can return back down to the start, but the walk also joins a lane to the north near a Causeway Farm! It then directs to a wonderful woodland area, namely the St. Catherine’s Wood making its way via High Haywood. As it’s a walk you will need an accommodation to enjoy its scenic beauty and other places too. Hence Windermere accommodations are made available at affordable rates that are in the form of several lodges/hotels where you can choose to stay.
It is located on the bank of Lake Windermere making it a hotspot for tourists from all over the UK and abroad! The Paris Church of Saint Martin is located here which dates back to 1483. Don’t forget to check out the Windermere Lake Cruises. It runs from Bowness Bay to the North end of the lake at Ambleside. It’s a scenic route that can leave anyone craving for more!
It’s a Victorian, neo-gothic style building that was built back in 1840 for a surgeon. Beatrix Potter stayed here back in the year 1882 while she was on a family holiday. She was 16 at that time. The castle was acquired by the National Trust in the year 1929 and later in 1958, it became the training facility for Merchant Navy Radio Officers. In 2011 the National Trust leased the property which later became a tourist spot!
From the above alluring locations in Windermere, it can be said that it’s really a must-visit tourist destination in England! Make sure that your accommodation is booked before you leave your home as accommodations run out of vacancies fast here!