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Best Things to Do in Windermere, UK

Dhanashree Khadke Jul 23, 2020
Windermere offers a unique admixture of historic constructions, vintage-styled lake rides, dense forests, and heavenly gardens.
Without further ado, let's explore the top things to do in Windermere, UK.
Vintage-Styled Boat Trip in Windermere Lake
Experience the old-fashioned steamers that take you to the largest natural lake in England covering some of the major attractions like Waterhead, Bowness, and Lakeside.
While on the ride, enjoy the beauty of lush green shores, wooded islands, and stupendous mountains surrounded on both sides of the lake.
Witness ‘Top Views’ From Orrest Head
Orrest Head is a 30-minute short trek to the hilltop that takes you to spectacular panoramic views of Windermere lake and various summits and hills surrounding the region.
Scenic Trails at Holehird Gardens
Lakeland Horticultural Society is one of the must-visit attractions of Windermere.
The garden is embellished with colorful blooms throughout all the seasons.
Some of the major attractions include a Glasshouse, a New Display House, and walled gardens.
Blackwell, the Arts and Crafts House
Blackwell was built as a holiday home for the Manchester brewery owner, Sir Edward Holt in 1901.
It is undoubtedly England’s most creative and well-survived masterpiece designed by  architect Baillie Scott.
It is a must-visit place for all art lovers, architects, and interior designers.
Explore the Historic St. Martin’s Church
This historic church is situated at the center of Bowness-on-Windermere, dates back to the 13th century.
The church is popular for its captivating architecture, furnishings, and finest collection of medieval glass works. It is registered in the National Heritage List for England as a Grade I listed buildings.
Relish Sweeping Views From Brant Fell
Brant Fell is a 192 m high hill near Bowness-on-Windermere. During this 3.5 miles walk, you might stare dumbstruck with the stunning views and serene vibes of this place.
The hill is punctuated with many rocky outcrops that add to its scenic beauty.
Heaven for Motor Enthusiasts – Lakeland Motor Museum
The Lakeland Motor Museum is popular for its collection of over 30,000 classic cars and motor vehicles.
It is a tribute to the extraordinary racing career of Sir Donald Malcolm Campbell who holds a total of 21 world land and water speed records for Great Britain.
Spend a Day at Marvelous Grizedale Forest
Adventure lovers can enjoy plenty of thrilling activities like mountain hiking, ropes course, Tarzan swings, rope bridges, and zip-lines.
After a bout of adventure, one can explore this spectacular forest by following guided footpaths or an enchanting trail graced with around 90 sculptures made of stones and wood.
The World of Beatrix Potter
The person who made the childhood of many so fun and interesting with her magical tales and illustrations. This special Beatrix Potter-themed attraction is in the middle of Bowness.
Here, the stories of Potter are brought to life with 3D characters coupled with ambient lighting, sound effects, and scents.