Windermere village grew up around the railway station and is about a mile and a half or a brisk walk downhill to the lake itself. Down by the lake you’ll find the other bustling centre of Bowness-on-Windermere. A short walk across the road from the train station takes you to Orrest Head, an outstanding viewpoint. It was the first ‘summit’ in Lakeland visited by Alfred Wainwright, author of the famous guidebooks in 1930.

Windermere is crammed with quirky shops, little cafes, eateries, bars and cafes.

If you want to base yourself in Windermere, we have a fabulous selection of locations – bustling by the lake, or quieter sites and a farm up in the hills.

Browse our lodges in and around Windermere:

White Cross Bay (on the Lake)

Fallbarrow Park (on the Lake)

High Borrans Farm (10 minute drive away on a working farm in the hills)

Limefitt Park (10 minute drive away in the Troutbeck Valley)



Book your next break in Windermere

We have a great selection of lodges available in Windermere – take a look below:

Find your perfect lodge in Windermere