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A holiday rental in Windermere & Central Lakes is a perfect choice.

Set on both Windermere Lakes and Coniston Water, a holiday to Windermere is sure to please those who enjoy water sports. While the summer months draw the most visitors, there is plenty to do all year round. The well-beloved children’s novel by Arthur Ransome, “Swallows and Amazons” features mention of many spots in the area.  

Things to do on holiday to Windermere & Central Lakes

Those who holiday to Windermere during the summer months will have a seemingly endless number of options for outdoor activities. Hiking, biking, rock climbing and boating are all offered in the most beautiful of settings.

For a very memorable adventure, consider taking a hot air balloon ride as offered by High Adventure Balloon Flights. You’ll get a birds-eye-view of the Central Lakes region during this once in a lifetime ride. Even on the rainy and cold days there is still plenty to do. Visit Blackwell, an Arts and Crafts house built at the turn of the century. Some consider Blackwell to be amongst the most important homes in the entire country. The children on holiday with you will likely enjoy a visit to the World of Beatrix Potter. Learn more about this beloved author and stroll through the indoor attraction where you can meet the characters from her books.  

Places to visit on holiday to Windermere & Central Lakes

The art lover will enjoy a stop to nearby Kendal where they can visit the Abbott Hall Art Gallery. The museum is set on the river so the setting is as breathtaking as the art housed inside. A World of Miniature Museum in Carlisle is another fun stop. Considered one of the best miniature collections in the world, visitors are oft amazed at what they see. For family fun, consider a stop to Walby Farm Park. In addition to plenty of animals, there is also an indoor playground (perfect for those rainy day) and a nature trail for the days when the weather is a bit more pleasant.

Weather in Windermere & Central Lakes

Windermere & Central Lakes is located in the part of the country that gets some of the highest amounts of rainfall per year. On average, there are 200 days of rain. The most rain falls between October and December whilst May through July are the driest months. The average high temperature in the summer is between 20 and 22 degrees. Winter highs fall between 5 and 10 degrees. Another reason that summer is the most popular time of year to holiday in Windermere is the number of daylight hours. In the winter there is only about 8 hours of daylight. In the summer, there are 17 hours of daylight.

Travel to Windermere & Central Lakes

Those wishing to fly to Windermere have a number of options. Whilst the closest airport is Blackpool (BLK), there are a number of larger airports including Manchester (MAN), Newcastle(NCL) and Glasgow (GLA) just a two hours drive away. Windermere has a rail station that is serviced by The West coast Line and Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Line, making rail travel accessible from many locations.

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