Located near to the heart of the Lake District are the “twin towns” of Bowness and Windermere. The town of Windermere is set back a little from Lake Windermere and offers a peaceful time with plenty of stunning scenery. Bowness is located on the shoreline of the lake and there are a range of activities available which involve the great outdoors. A Bowness & Windermere holiday rental lodge is the ideal base from which to explore this beautiful part of the country, as well as indulging in some rough-and-ready activities.
For those who love outdoor pursuits, a Bowness & Windermere holiday is the perfect option. Both of the towns have a variety of activities available including sailing, fishing, swimming, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, golf, tennis and horse riding. Nature lovers will particularly love a holiday in this part of the world as there are plenty of opportunities to spot lots of different wildlife. Keen photographers and artists will enjoy taking in the breathtaking scenery which captures the imagination perfectly.
If you can tear yourself away from your tranquil Bowness & Windermere holiday rental lodge, then it is worth taking a 10 minute journey north-west to the town of Ambleside. Visitors should be sure to take a look at the Armitt Library in the town which has a vast collection of information on wildlife as well as extensive details about notable people such as William Wordsworth and John Ruskin. The Armitt Library also has over 450 watercolours painted by the renowned Beatrix Potter.
Just outside of the town is a well preserved example of a Roman fort, Galava. Dating back to the 2nd century, visitors will be able to clearly see the remains of a bathhouse, granaries and the fort’s defences. Further artefacts that were excavated from the fort can be found at the nearby Kendal Museum of Natural History and Archaeology.
Visitors on a Bowness & Windermere holiday will be able to experience warm summers and cool winters thanks to the Maritime climate there. The warmest months of the year are generally July and August with average daytime temperatures of 18°C. During the winter months of December and January the daytime temperature is around 4°C. The Lake District area is renowned for being wetter than other parts of Britain. Visitors can expect around 30-60 inches of rain during the colder months of the year with summer generally being the driest time to go.
Travellers on a Bowness & Windermere holiday can either land at Manchester Airport (MAN) or Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBA), both of which are under 2 hours journey from the area. Operators offering cheap flights to the area include Flybe, BMI and Eastern Airways. Passengers can leave from a range of UK airports such as Edinburgh (EDI), Newcastle(NCL), Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR) and Belfast (BFS).