The best places to visit in Windermere

Windermere is blessed with countless attractive, interesting and desirable places to visit. Some of the best places to visit are within walking distance from Aphrodites Spa Lodge.

The best places to visit in Windermere, are like a breath of fresh air.

Manson’s Arms

Located three miles east near Bowlands Bridge, the local secret is just waiting for you at Manson’s Arms. The flagstones, the rafters and the cast-iron range are as pristine as they were years ago and the patio offers views worth dying for. The gastronomy is world famous with scrumptious Cumbrian stew and slow-roasted Cartmel lamb. You can always book lovely rooms and cottages to enjoy the stunning views.

Blackwell House

Situated in the south of Bowness on the B5360, Blackwell House sets a fine example of championed handmade goods and craftsmanship. Light, wood panelling, airy rooms, stained glass and bespoke craftwork truly describe the magnificence of the café.

Windermere and the Islands

Derived its name from the Old Norse, Vinandr mere- the lake is a mile wide with a maximum depth of about 220m. The lakebed belongs to the people of Windermere while the lake shoreline is owned by the National Trust, the National Park Authority and some private landowners. It includes 18 islands- Belle Isle being the largest one and Maiden Holme the smallest one.

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Wray Castle

Surrounded with its turrets and battlements, this impressive mock-gothic castle was built in 1840. It is now owned by the National Trust. The lakeside grounds are glorious making it a lovely place for a day out. There is limited parking space. Early birds will always have advantage over late comers. The ideal way to reach is by boat from Bowness.

Lakes Aquarium

Situated at the southern end of the lake near Newby Bridge, this aquarium is the home of a wide range of underwater habitats including pike, char, perch, eels and many more. Come face to face with mammals such as piranha, marmosets and caiman. Walk through the lovely underwater tunnel to understand the marine life.


When you think of what to eat in Windermere, you might not consider having seafood in the first instance but Paul White’s classy fish restaurant attracts thousands of visitors. Though it is small but you are recommended to reserve a table if you don’t want to get disappointed.

Fell Foot Park

Situated at the southern end of Windermere, this 7 hectare lakeside estate was earlier owned by manor house but now it belongs to the National Trust. Its massive grounds, shoreline paths and grassy lawns are perfect for a fun-filled picnic. You can explore better by hiring the rowing boats. There is a small café offering snacks to re-energize you.

World of Beatrix Potter

This themed attraction is completely inspired by the Beatrix Potter’s books encompassing Peter rabbit’s garden, Jemima Puddle-Duck’s glade and Mrs Tiggywinkle’s kitchen. A theatre show named Where is Peter Rabbit? has been recently added. It features characters and puppets from the stories. The attraction is aimed at kids but you can also relive your childhood memories.

Some of the best places to visit in Windermere

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