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Windermere & Bowness Buses - Explore the area during your visit

Windermere has a variety of independent shops, cafes and eateries for sedate afternoon teas with spectacular views. A charming town for a leisurely stroll around the lake or grab your boots and walk to Orrest Head, School Knot or the National Trust's 17th century farmhouse, Townend

From here, hop on the 555 or 599 to Bowness for wonderful panoramic views of Lake Windermere, hire a boat or enjoy a leisurely cruise with Windermere Lake Cruises. Stop off at Brockhole on the Windermere shoreline - a must for family fun! Have lunch in a variety of eateries before hitting the shops in Bowness, then walk along the promenade for an ice-cream whilst taking in the best Lake views. 

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34 mins by bus

Discover the history of Wordsworth and sample the world famous Grasmere Gingerbread.




14 mins by bus

Catch the open top 599 bus to start of your walk to Stock Ghyll Force and enjoy stunning views of the Langdales.





every 60 mins Take a ride on the famous Steam Yacht Gondola to truly appreciate the natural beauty of the area. 505


38 mins by bus Discover local delicacies in the maze-like side streets of this quaint and characterful village. 505


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Bowness to...

Catch your bus from Bowness Pier


Newby Bridge

18 mins by bus Based on the southern tip of Lake Windermere, it's a great base to explore   Fell Foot.                     6




Things to do... 

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20 mins by bus Located on the shores of Windermere, this visitor
centre provides fun for all the family with
Treetop Nets, creative workshops, a cafe and much more!



Lakeland Motor Museum

20 mins by bus 

Take a trip down memory lane and see one of the largest exhibits of classic cars, motorbikes and automobilia form across the world.


Cliffhanger Rooms 

30 mins by bus 

Family friendly escape rooms, work together to break the codes and solve the puzzles in time.


Feeling inspired?



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