Below is a list of Bowness and Windermere
Attractions with Websites, Photos, Phone Numbers,
Information and links to Maps and Reviews.
Bowness and Windermere are two towns joined
together, with Bowness centre next to Lake
Windermere, and the centre of the town of Windermere
about 1 mile northeast. Map
Click on the Postcodes for Maps & Reviews.
The Bowness and Windermere Attractions are listed
by closest to Bowness.
Bowness Boat Tours on Lake
Windermere. There are a number of boat tours
from the Pier at Bowness, on large three deck boats
with a bar, or a number of smaller boats. There is
also a good selection of rowing boats and motor boats
for hire. The boat tours go to the islands, Ambleside about 5
miles north, and Lakeside about 7
miles south. There are large pay and display car
parks south of the pier. Phone number 01539 443
Website . Map . Reviews . Image
The World of Beatrix Potter
Attraction. In the centre of Bowness on Crag
Brow. Discover Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck in
a museum covering Beatrix Potter's 23 famous stories.
Phone number 01539 488 444.
Website . LA23 3BX . Image
Museum. On the north side of Bowness on
Rayrigg Road. A collection of historic vessels
showing the development of boatbuilding in the Lake
District over 200 years.
Website . LA23 1BN
Kankku OffRoad Driving
4x4s. In the centre of Windermere on Victoria
Street. Tracks in the Lake District National Park for
complete beginners and experienced 4x4 drivers. Phone
number 01539 447 414.
kankku.co.uk . LA23 1AD . Image
Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts
House. Situated about 2 miles south of
Bowness. An historic house with views over Lake
Windermere and with a popular cafe. Phone number
01539 446 139.
blackwell.org.uk . LA23 3JT
Brockhole Visitor Centre.
Situated about 3 miles north of Bowness. Enjoy the
scenic gardens, treat yourself in the cafe, take a
Treetop Trek, bounce around on the Treetop Nets, and
lots of great attractions. Phone number 01539 446
brockhole.co.uk . LA23 1LJ
Holehird Gardens. Situated
about 3 miles north of Bowness. The gardens are open
each day throughout the year from dawn til dusk. The
reception desk is open from April - October, 10:00 am
- 5:00 pm. Phone number 01539 446 008.
Low Wood Bay Watersports
Centre. Situated about 4 miles north of
Bowness. Instruction & Hire include dinghy and
keelboat sailing, canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing,
wakeboarding and powerboating, and have available for
hire motor boats and rowing boats, sailing dinghies
and keelboats, sit-on-top kayaks and open canoes.
Phone number 01539 439 441.
Website . LA23 1LP . Image
Stagshaw Gardens. Situated
about 4 miles north of Bowness by Ambleside. This 8
acre garden has a vast collection of rhododendrons,
camellias and azaleas, as well as many other rare
trees and plants. Phone number 01539 446 027.
Website . LA22 0HE
Hill Top House. Situated 3
miles west of Bowness via the car ferry at the small
village of Near Sawrey. Hill Top House was Beatrix
Potter's 17th-century farmhouse that she bough in
1905 with the procedes of her first book, the Tale of
Peter Rabbit. The house has been maintained as it was
when Beatrix Potter lived there. Phone number 01539
Website . Wiki . LA22 0LF . Image
Esthwaite Water Trout
Fishery. Situated 4 miles west of Bowness via
the car ferry. A first class, well managed Trout
fishery in a natural 280 acre water with excellent
facilities for boat or bank fishing. Phone number
01539 436 541.
Ambleside Roman Fort.
Situated about 5 miles north of Bowness by the town
of Ambleside. The remains of a 2nd-century fort
thought to have been built by Hadrian to guard the
Roman road from Brougham to Ravenglas. Managed by the
National Trust. Phone number 0870 333 1181.
Website . Map . Image
Grizedale Forest. Situated
8 miles west of Bowness via the car ferry. The park
offers GoApe Zip Lines, Walking
Trails, Cycling Trails, Outdoor Sculptures, Cafe,
Shop and more. Phone number 01229 860 010.
Website . LA22 0QJ
Wray Castle is situated
about 8 miles northwest of Bowness on the banks of
Lake Windermere. Wray Castle was built in 1840 for a
retired surgeon, James Dawson from Liverpool. The
National Trust took over the property in 1929, but
have only recently opened it to the public on a
regular basis. You can catch a Boat that runs from
Ambleside and Bowness to the castle with an option
for a walk as well. Phone number 01539 433 250.
Website . Wiki . LA22 0JA . Image