Windermere, on the banks of the lake, is much smaller than Kendal but often very busy. The town is about 20 minutes drive from Pout Howe, in the opposite direction from Kendal. It offers good shops, including a larger Booths supermarket.

Windermere & Bowness Activities

The World Of Beatrix Potterâ„¢ Attraction

The World Of Beatrix Potterâ„¢ Attraction
The Old Laundry, Bowness-On-Windermere. Cumbria. LA23 3BX. 01539 488444

The kids are likely to love it, but this attraction is highly commercial. You might be better crossing the lake on the ferry and visiting Beatrix Potter’s actual house – see Elsewhere in the Lakes

Windermere Lake Cruises

Windermere Lake Cruises
Bowness Pier, Bowness-on-Windermere. Cumbria. LA23 3HQ. 01539 443360 01539 443360

A good way to see the lake. Cruises operate on a regular timetable between Bowness, Ambleside (which is well worth visiting and has a fantastic adventure playground) and Lakeside.

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