5 Popular Things to do in Windermere

5 Popular Things to do in Windermere

If you’re looking for popular things to do in Windermere during a weekend break, here are 5 of our top suggestions.

Windermere Lake Cruises

Even if you’re not staying in Windermere itself, a package break in the Lake District wouldn’t be the same without experiencing Lake Windermere. One of the most popular things to do for any visitor, especially if you’ve plenty of time to sit back and relax.

During the summer months, you can enjoy a cruise on the Lake complete with food and live entertainment.

Alternatively, if you just want to take it all in then check the regular timetable and plan your day accordingly.

Lakes Aquarium

You can always visit aquariums up and down the country, yet the Lakes Aquarium continues to prove ever popular. After all, it features the largest collection of freshwater fish in the UK. As such standing out from the rest.

The Lakes Aquarium is also ideal for those rainy days out. As even if you’re on a package break in the Lake District during the Autumn, the British weather can always take a turn for the worse.

Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

Travelling by train in the Lake District is much more than just a way to get from A to B. Especially if you board the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway and head into the Leven Valley. It’s a beautiful scenic journey, albeit only around 3.5 miles each way.

As such the short trip is ideal for those short package breaks in the Lake District, as it won’t cut into your weekend too much. Plus there are combination tickets available, whereby you can get a discount on other attractions such as the aforementioned aquarium.

World of Beatrix Potter

The Lake District and Windermere in particular, have had several famous residents over the years. With the popular fiction author Beatrix Potter among them, without whom we’d have no Peter Rabbit and friends.

At the World of Beatrix Potter, you can gain an insight into the books, the characters and their inspiration. In fact, Potter’s association with the Lake District goes much further than a weekend in Windermere.

Wray Castle

One of many castles and stately homes in the Lake District, Wray Castle is another of those popular things to do in Windermere. Having been built in 1840 for a wealthy surgeon, this Victorian neo-Gothic home sits on the shores of Lake Windermere.

As such an ideal day trip for any package break in the Lake District. During which you can experience the life and times of the rich and famous, the beautiful scenery and the comfort of your own spa suite.

Package Break in the Lake District

Book a stay at Aphrodite’s Lodge and feel a taste of luxury in your own spa suite with hot tub. Our hotel is in the heart of Windermere, in easy reach of many of Cumbria’s most popular attractions.

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